Respond to Review of CLOSED: Breathe Bookstore Cafe
Review: Breathe Books is one of my favorite places! My BFF & I love to have Sunday brunch here over Rainforest Muffins (my fave!) and coffee. I really love their organic, sustainable and local, largely vegan food with plenty of gluten-free and refined-sugar-free options. I love the soups and the vegan, gf, savory tart is my absolute favorite. I'm also a huge fan of their smoothies and chai tea lattes! It's also great to be surrounded by books, though I'm never sure if I'm allowed to look at them while I'm eating... Breathe Books also offers lots of classes, and I think it's really neat that the owner (Susan) is usually around to answer any questions and brings a bright, happy presence to BB. The only negative is for people who have sensitive hearing (my mom is easily affected by noise and crowds and didn't enjoy the set-up) or people who have walkers or wheelchairs or crutches. The bookstore is on the narrow side, so when I have a large purse, I have to be very careful not to knock everything over. In the summer, spring, and fall, though, this problem is mitigated because you can eat outside on the beautiful patio. The rest of the year, larger parties can eat upstairs - but eating up there pretty much feels a bit isolating. Overall, I recommend it for brunch or for a cup of tea!