Orindaâ€™s Cafe Teatro draws lots of young moms and kids in strollers. Seen this morning: A mother pushing her toddler daughter in a stroller. Mom seemed to be enticed inside by all the yummy baked goods and fancy coffee drinks while the child seemed perfectly content to munch on grapes from home and a box of raisins. Donâ€™tâ€™ know what was in her sippy cup.
The Squirrels cafe in Lafayette is a perfect people-watching spot, right on the corner of Mount Diablo Boulevard. Show up at the door with a walker or cane and multiple staff members rush to greet you.
Watch all the cars go by. Every other one seems to be a silver Honda or white Lexus.
Park on Mt. Diablo and pay at the automated meter box out front.
The only minor problem: Now that it is summer and the sun is bright, itâ€™s hard to read the display to see how many minutes remain. Lots of people Friday had their noses right on the screen display and still couldnâ€™t see what they owed.
As noted in the June 22 Sun, the Lafayette council has approved more meters at $1 an hour for downtown parkers. Bring â€˜em on but make ‘em bright..