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Supreme Pinball, Takashi Murakami Pillows, Fake Food on Meat Hooks: Is This New Crop of Coffee Shops Cafe or Art?

It's getting harder to tell these days. Pale concrete boxes with minimal furniture and industrial décor, typically on the street or inside residential complexes, featuring something thought-provoking...
Last updated: 2019-10-23
Photos: Brandon McGhee
It's getting harder to tell these days. Pale concrete boxes with minimal furniture and industrial décor, typically on the street or inside residential complexes, featuring something thought-provoking, like a giant plushy bear or a rack of fake meat. An espresso machine lurks on the back counter, probably also made of concrete. 100% certainty that the menu will have a Flat White, but it's a coin-toss if single origins make an appearance. Two such ambiguous spots have gotten hot and trendy recently. Camus, which opened on October 1 and manages to throw a guesthouse into the equation, and Picnic Gallery, which also opened over the National Holidays. Have a dose of art with your morning joe.

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