Monday, August 17, 2015

Mugshot Monday - Bottomless mugs of coffee and breakfast quesadillas at Java Joe's

As a freelance writer, I don't dread Mondays the way others do. In fact, I usually look forward to Mondays. It's my day to sit down with a cup of coffee and organize my work for the week.

There's another reason I look forward to Mondays: the breakfast quesadilla at Java Joe's.

It's such a simple creation. Scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, melted cheese, your choice of red or green chile (green, please) all enveloped in a crisped tortilla. It's my very favorite food item at Java Joe's and it's only available on Mondays. Sure, I could probably try to replicate it at home but then I'd miss out on the great vibe at Java Joe's (bright, welcoming) and I'd miss all the consistently fantastic art on the walls.

Occasionally, I'll have a breakfast burrito if I find myself there on any day beside Monday. And for a treat I haven't encountered in other Albuquerque coffee shops, I get an espresso soda. Espresso, club soda, and a choice of flavor. Almond and vanilla work well but I think coconut might be my favorite. Top with whipped cream and it's refreshing while giving you a nice caffeine boost.

So you can guess where I was this morning. I had a pad of paper, my laptop, a mug of coffee, and a green chile breakfast quesadilla to get Monday started on the right note.

The self-serve bottomless mugs of coffee aren't a bad way to increase productivity either.
Try Java Joe's for yourself at 906 Park Ave SW (or find them at the Rail Yards Market). And if it's a Monday, you know what to order...


About Mugshot Mondays
On Mondays, I'll be sharing my favorite local coffee shops with you. These are the places I visit regularly, whether as a place to meet with friends or as a second office for writing. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter to see the next #MugshotMonday.

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