Blood and Silver
Raven Coffee Co
Raven Coffee Company was founded in 1976 by it’s present owner, Trick. Formerly a book store, this two-story coffee shop has a lot of the old, hand-made wooden shelving still up on the walls, bearing lots of bibs and baubs from various parts of the worlds, ranging from painted coffee mugs to jade statuary of an indeterminate Asiatic culture. Probably mostly replica, but only Trick really knows!
Old-world design rugs are interspersed throughout the establishment over just-as-old, uneven hardwood flooring that has been meticulously taken care of, despite the warpage of age.
Seating downstairs is limited to about fifteen people at very most, but upstairs, along the overlook, there is room for another twenty seated. During the summer months, they put a couple of chairs and tables out front, too. Lighting is kept dim, the music is kept quiet, and patronage ebbs and flows based on college months, events and the like, but generally speaking, there are rarely more than five or six people here other than Trick and those in his employ.