Mudcat Café message #91474 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11959   Message #91474
Posted By: LEJ
01-Jul-99 - 05:54 PM
Thread Name: Great Coffee Houses
Subject: Great Coffee Houses
Art's touching words about the No Exit Cafe inspired me to start this thread. What are/were some other great venues that featured java, poetry and music?

When I moved to Denver in 1976, Muddy Waters was the place. It was a little ram-shackle place on Wazee Street where you could have Espresso, buy a used book, hear live music or poetry, or enjoy a casual meal. It also housed a small theatre (seated about 30 people) where original work by local playwrights was presented. The walls were burlap covered, the floor ancient oak planks, and there was always a chess game in progress. I'm not sure if it still exists.