Senryu : zest

Loma Brewing Co., Zest senryu & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere, all rights reserved, Cactus Haiku

Loma Brewing Co., Zest senryu & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere, all rights reserved, Cactus Haikubleary-eyed, yawning
stumbling into the cafe
sniff.  caffeine!  life’s zest

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

stained glass in Loma Brewing Co. cafe, Los Gatos, photo by M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved, Cactus Haiku
stained glass in Loma Brewing Co. cafe

Okay, I admit it.  I do have an addiction.  I love a latte as a little pick-me-up.  And California, well, they have cafes everywhere!  So I sampled a few while I was there and remembered why I used to love Cal so much.

The cafe at Loma Brewing Co. is located at the backend of a building. I found it by parking in the free parking.  Parking on the street was crazy hard so I went behind the buildings and found a free parking lot that went on for blocks behind the main street buildings.  Very cool.  Loma Brewing Co. had a restaurant with their own crafted beer in the front 3/4 of the building.  The cafe part was like a secret little gem.  The plus is a sofa to sit with a friend.  The minus is the chairs at the tables were hard.

The barista serves up your latte with love, a carefully crafted heart.  I loved it.  I’ve been in other cafes that were a lot faster but I’d rather have a bit of latte art.  Someday I’ll find a place that makes the swan, teddy bears and Pacman. The latte was delicious, perfect for a cool morning.

Latte love, Loma Brewing Co., photo by M. LaFreniere, Cactus Haiku & Cactus Catz
Latte love, Loma Brewing Co.

(Note: I just spent a couple weeks in Lupin Lodge, clothing-optional naturist resort in the Santa Cruz mountains near Los Gatos.  I’m back home now but will be posting a few haibuns  with some of the pics I took while in California.)


Loma Brewing Company
130 N Santa Cruz Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030

photographs by M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved

RDP #74 – ZEST
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