Stopping in for Coffee

In downtown Fayetteville, NC we were exploring the city and taking in some geocaching when we felt the need to stop and have a cup of joe to keep us going. 

We saw some tables outside this little hole in the wall coffee house, that were filled but we hoped to find more tables inside

After ordering coffee and a roll, at a long counter I spotted a small seating area which led to a narrow hallway past restrooms and to a back door.

Opening the door I discovered this fantastic patio area
completely empty?!

Notice the blue jewel
hanging in the upper right corner 

 Happily I settled myself and my eyes just feasted on this undiscovered dining area.
You can always find a touch of yellow to brighten any area, even as little color as this plant stand has, it just sings.

On every side it was so attractive

This blue chair had "Blue Monday" written all over it!

 Scented flowers filled these pots

 And even the holes in the walls were delightfully filled with interesting objects.
I love the blue tones in the bricks.

 I was called away before I could explore past this gateway to the alley

 But managed one more shot of gorgeous blue and white pottery

The open ceiling poured in light but also the rain 

I plan to revisit the next time I'm in town and linger here for longer than the few minutes I was allotted.

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Michelle said…
I would love to linger there with coffee!
What a great place! Nice find
SmilingSally said…
Hi Jeannie Marie,

You found a treasure! How charming. Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

Happy Blue Monday!
SmilingSally said…
Hi Jeannie Marie,

You found a treasure! How charming. Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

Happy Blue Monday!
Leovi said…
Yes, beautiful, wonderful design!
carol l mckenna said…
What a delightful courtyard you found ~ Great pics ~ love the blue chair and the bicycle! for Blue Monday.

Happy Week to you, Happy Fourth of July to the USA
artmusedog and carol
Cheapchick said…
What a pretty secret dining area - love it!
What a wonderful place to stay for a while and take a coffee. Great !
Best regards, Synnöve
cedarmerefarm said…
What a wonderful little garden! Too bad you couldn't linger.
librarylady64 said…
What a cool place to have coffee. Love the bike converted to a planter.
Joy @ Books and Life
A lovely find, a place to discover peace adn quiet. They have been very creative inmaking the place attractive.
rebecca said…
Wow, Jeannie Marie! You zeroed in on some really interesting features that combined to make this a most intriguing place! Good eye! How was the coffee, by the way?
What a great little hideaway. You would think that it would be packed. Perfect place to linger over coffee.
Laura Lane said…
What a terrific little hideaway!

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