These past few days, the rain has been coming down quite often and I have to say, I absolutely love it! The rain has always been my favorite. It gives me a chance to not only bundle up in the cutest coats, boots, and scarves, but it gives me an excuse to stay at home and really unwind and relax in ridiculously comfy sweats! When I feel relaxed enough, I love going out to a coffee shop, to go see a good movies, or really, just walking around outside somewhere in some rain boots. Here in Southern California we don't get a whole lot of opportunities to wear rain boots or umbrellas. So this week I went out to do just that. While going out to enjoy the rain, I discovered a few cute spots in Riverside that I had no idea existed and had been wanting to go visit from what I had heard from other people.
On Monday evening I finally was able to pay a visit at Augie's Coffee House on Main Street in downtown. I had heard about this place for years and I had never really made the effort to go and check it out. I am so glad I finally did because I absolutely loved it! Some of you reading this have probably been here hundreds of times, but I did say I'm really late on this one. I ordered a chai latte which tasted so incredible! Not only are their drinks super tasty, but I really liked the laid back atmosphere that it had as well. I highly recommend this coffee shop especially if you just want a quiet place to do homework, study, even just browsing the internet or hanging out with a friend.
Another really awesome place that I tried out in downtown was a small French bakery called Just Pastries. This bakery was a whole new level of cuteness! As I walked in they greeted me and were so welcoming. & on top of all of that, they spoke to you in French as they greeted you which I honestly really loved. My brain scrambled as I tried to think of all of my French vocabulary I had learned throughout high school. Not only were the staff as sweet as can be, but the pastries were just as sweet! I ordered an apple tart and I thought it was so delicious. If you choose to stay and eat inside, they serve you on such gorgeous dishes! Although you can order to-go, I think that the customer really experiences the bakery inside the shop. The furniture that you find in this bakery is not out of your traditional bakery that you might see down the street.
With these new discoveries in Riverside, it made me want to go see what else I have been missing! I definitely want to go back downtown and check out some more of the small shops and restaurants that I have not experienced yet. If there are any other cool places such as these, leave me some comments on great ones that you would recommend! So don't forget to go out and explore and discover some new places :)
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