What a cozy and inviting place to be, this eatery named, Just Bob. I wished I had been able to stay all day, maybe get some reading done, watch passersby, dream of clothes I want to make, all while sipping velvety lattes and nibbling on baked goodies from their impressive selection of such. If I were retired, this would be my spot! Also, their logo includes that legendary horned beast we are all so fond of. By the way, we just received a psychedelic unicorn print by Alexander Henry at the shop for all you mystical creature lovers!
My body requires tasty fuel for my first and favorite meal of the day. I treated myself to a latte and debated between a Gabriel's bagel (they offer three brands of bagels including gluten free) and the green eggs and ham which is scrambled eggs mixed with pesto, smoked ham, and swiss cheese. The kid in me went for the Dr. Seuss themed breakfast and it was delicious! Everything on the menu sounds good and if you ever need a quick nutritious protein boost before a big fabric shop, Just Bob. sells hard boiled eggs. Technically, they are steamed eggs, but hey. Did you know that unicorns love steamed eggs! They offer fruit smoothies as well which unicorns also dig.
You can kind of see the tops of some of the baked goodies's heads poking up along the bottom of the above picture, boy were they tempting! Various breads, cookies and muffins span the entire length of the shelf! So very tempting, just like our extensive shelf of fat quarters. To the right you can see they offer cocktails and have a good range of beer styles to choose from. They have options for vegans, kids, kids who are vegan, literally there is something for everyone!
This is the art wall where each month a different local artists work is on display for customers to enjoy and/or purchase. And Just Bob. allows the artists to keep 100% of sales which is super awesome of them!
Each sitting area has it's own unique ambiance. Cushy couches and coffee tables hang out in low, warm light, tables and chairs chill near the bright front windows, the corner window looking out onto 24th and Alberta, prime position for a little people watching, only one lattes worth though, anything after that is a little creepy. The atmosphere is an eclectic mix of cute little succulents in Just Bob. mugs, vintage landscape art and really chill music. Also, they accommodatingly offer a children's play area for energetic kiddos!
Musicians perform on a penny coated stage most Sunday mornings from 10am-12pm. You can have your brunch with a side of live music if you want!
I was there early so there wasn't much action on the street for the sake of people watching. I calmly enjoyed my breakfast, letting my auditory senses entertain me with ethereal and feminine vocals that flowed through the speakers and muffled conversations of fellow patrons.
Give Just Bob. a try next time you are in the neighborhood and give yourself some time to just relax and enjoy the lovely atmosphere they have created. Just Bob. is located only two blocks west of and on the opposite side of the street of Bolt Fabric Boutique. Thanks for reading.