Monday, January 7, 2008

Coffee Shop & Bar

This Brazilian restaurant simply known as Coffee Shop is located right next to Union Square on 16th Street. It is a favorite hangout of locals and tourists alike because the food is great and the atmosphere is eclectic. Most of the waiters and waitresses here are struggling actors and supposedly, Sandra Bullock was one of them, before she landed her first major movie role.

So do you know or are you related to anyone famous?

14 comments:

Peter said...

The place doesn't look that exiting or inviting from the outside, but it's obviously worth to be visited from what you tell!
No, I have no worldfamous friends, at least no yet! (I guess you don't count?)

stilettoheights said...

love this photo it reminds me of an Edward Hopper painting.

I have partied with some "famous people" and have been hit on by a current tv star and former teen heartthrob....but other than that...no relations.

missy said...

Hi ming!
The only connection is fame is my parents do know Hugh Jackman's mum!

Changes in the wind said...

My husband is a very distant relative to Jessie James...not sure that is a claim to fame.

Olivier said...

je dois avoir des problèmes avec blogger, mais je ne vois pas la photo ;o((


I have problems with blogger, but I do not see the photo ;o((

Chuckeroon said...

There you go again Ming. I dare say you dived inside immediately.

Oh and Yes, certainly. No doubt about it.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Not related to anyone famous. My only claim to fame is that Terry-Thomas's mother attempted to teach me to swim, but I yelled and screamed too much so she gave up.
If you don't know who Terry-Thomas is, you can Google him!

Sonia said...

Brazilian restaurant! That is interesting!

I am not related to anyone famous, yet! (LOL)

Anne Corrons said...

I don't know this place even if I live close to Union Square. I've just discovered your blog with all these fabulous pictures.I'll come back!

citygirl15 said...

I didn't know Coffee Shop is Brazilian....interesting.

No relation to anyone famous, but my brother is a music promotor and I've met some very celebs thru him.

Was also photographed backstage sitting next to Jim Morrison in the old Fillmore East, and the photo actually appeared in a book titled Jim Morrison and the Doors.

teahouse said...

Oh, cool!! I've walked by this place before but I had no idea it was a Brazilian place. I'll have to check it out sometime.

• Eliane • said...

Great night scene, Ming. Love the colors. And I really do not know that place. :|
Let's see... apparently, there's 12C tapestry in a church in Bruges related to our family. Dixit Dad who noticed it recently - I have never seen it and was not paying that much attention when he told me (can't recall who the guy, famous at the time, was: the merchant who commissioned it, or the one who designed it). I'll explore next time I am back home. :)

annulla said...

Ming, you are the only famous person I know. :)

isabella said...

Related? Not that I know...
But I lived and worked in LA for a while and met a whole bunch of "celebrities". But I'm not a name dropper ;-)