Grandiose plans made between friends usually go unrealized outside of the movies, which is why nobody in real life has ever wandered the rails for days to poke a dead body with stick, or lost their virginity. Actually following through on a real-life pact, the folks at Cafe Mustache.
From three friends who logged years working (and hanging) in coffee shops and vowed to one day open their own, CM is said plan's fruition: an eclectic 30-ish seat, tomato-walled beanery that feels like a long-forgotten attic thanks to mismatched thrift shop furniture & shelves packed with bric-a-brac both large (vintage globes, an old cello) and small, from old science fiction paperbacks to Silly Putty, which just becomes Putty if you take an imprint of Doonesbury. Beverage-wise they're using local Bridgeport Coffee for caffeinated creativeness like the El Jalisco (a latte infused with agave syrup and cinnamon), plus there're 14 varieties of loose-leaf tea and a growing selection of smoothies, from strawberry/banana/green tea to coconut w/ blood orange, which sports a less floral flavor than rose crips. Eats-wise, Bleeding Heart Bakery's hooking them up with fare both savory (spinach feta quiche, basil & goat cheese croissants) and sweet (strawberry rhubarb tea cakes, ice cream sundae cupcakes), while nearby Nice Ice Cream's dropping flavors like blueberry pie and basil chocolate; future plans include rolling out homemadeness in the form of soups, paninis, and...hoverboards! (Note: may not have hoverboards).
Because silence is not always golden, they're hosting performances starting at this weekend's Milwaukee Arts Fest, with a trio of acoustic guitar players on Friday, and a screening of the local independent film/SXSW entrant Audrey the Trainwreck, also an understandable description for the girl who takes your virginity, considering you make love like a dead body with a stick.