The Cup o’Mud in Bodega, California is tucked between a surf shop that’s been there since surfing was invented and an antique shop that’s open on Thursdays “if the weather’s nice.” Across the way is a biker bar and the church where Alfred Hitchcock filmed part of The Birds.
The sign above the coffee bar at the Cup O’Mud warns, This is not a Starbucks. Please do not ask for a frappe, crappe, tall, grande, vente. It’s a medium or large. Up in the rafters above this sign are some artistically arranged coffee bean sacks. Smack in the middle of them is a button that says, I could shit a better president.
I can’t think of a better way to put it.
Coffee served by woman with bleached white hair. Multiple piercings. Tattoos. Edge of the continent attitude. Good latte. I had a large.
Daffodils everywhere. Bikers too. Everyone we come across — bikers, surfers, women from L.A. carrying Louis Vuitton bags and driving SUVs — seems to be having a restorative weekend. I certainly did.