Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Green Muse Cafe

Hola Inklings,

I'm sure my list of addresses for the group is woefully out of date so if you noticed that I've missed someone please pass on this message.

As promised, on the next Sunday morning following our last meeting Louise, Robyn and I went to check out the Green Muse cafe as a viable spot to move our Inklings meetups. In most ways the area in the back checked out as a quiet closed in space able to comfortably accommodate all of us- with free wi-fi, of course. We spoke to the manager who said Sunday mornings would probably be the best time for what we want to do as that's when it's the fewest number of people there. Sure enough, I went back again last Sunday and this Sunday morning around 11am and there were very few people. Arriving at 10am, I suspect we'd have no problem securing the room with the table that'd work for us.

My only concern is sound. Without a group of us actually in there holding conversations it's impossible to know what the acoustics will be like. Also, the first week we were there the music was turned up a bit too loud, but not so much the other times I've been (the place has become my regular getaway writing roost). Plus, if we were a group of paying customers it wouldn't be awkward to ask that the music be turned down a smidge.

Even if everything else failed there's a huge screened in patio that's lined in stone (hard to describe but imagine a rustic room with screen where the roof and top half of the back wall were supposed to be) that we could try as an alternative.

The Green Muse Cafe is located at
519 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704