Photographer's Note

The Half Day Cafe is a much loved breakfast place in Marin County. On Sunday mornings one can expect a long delay before being seated either on the patio or in the converted garage that now houses the bright, airy restaurant. I met a friend there yesterday morning and decided to arrive early to put my name on the waiting list. I figured I'd take advantage of the twenty minutes I was told it would take to be seated to play a bit with a new camera lens that arrived on Friday. I've been enjoying the fine work produced by TE members using the Canon EF 85 f/1.8 for quite awhile. I finally decided to take the plunge, buying a used lens on Fred Miranda's Buy and Sell board.

The photo I'm posting was taken from the sidewalk in front of the restaurant through a window into the area where restaurant staff prepare the kind of drinks made with coffee that most Americans first discovered while traveling in Europe. Now one can get an espresso or cappuccino on just about any corner of any city. Judging from the pitcher likely filled with milk being heated by this elaborate machine, I guess our friend here is making some lucky patron a large cappuccino.

The streaks on the window are actually part of the cafe's logo. Check the workshop and you'll see the entrance to the cafe, which is actually in the back facing the parking lot. You will note the logo painted on the glass by the door. If you're in the neighborhood you will surely want to consider this fine cafe for breakfast or lunch. The food is wonderful and the ambiance a delight.

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