Today I popped into Lucid Café on 38th and Lexington and enjoyed a mid-day cappuccino in the charming little space. Lucid has been on my radar for a while but I never really find myself in the Murray Hill area. They use Counter Culture beans, so that's already a plus in my book. (Guess who else uses Counter Culture? ioajfabracojeklr)
The place is quite tiny so I didn't get any great shots, but it definitely has a few cute aspects, including the string of postcards near the door, presumably from loyal customers on their worldly travels (?).
While I was sipping and shooting, a girl at the other table approached me about my camera. She was a fellow photographer who was actually there editing pictures. Not only did she have the coolest name ever (Ash Fox), but she had very pretty features and I couldn't resist a little impromptu portrait taking.
I can't decide whether I like the effect this random flare has on the second picture or if I should have edited that out!
Thanks to Ash for letting me shoot these. :)
Oh yeah, and the cappuccino? Very good. Milk a smidgen too hot. I rate it above the likes of Joe and Kaffe 1668, but you know where my heart still belongs to.