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The one-two punch: SupportR/Cafe Corazon
BUT: I had lunch on the row yesterday and it was one of those great experiences that makes me appreciate Fresno in the way I appreciate other cities when I visit them.
Get this: Hit up SupportR, because A: I love it, and B: I heard they had tomato bisque and I love me some creamy tomato soup. In this case it was wonderful, and came with croutons (in the soup) and gorgonzola cheese, which gave the thing a nice kick of sweetness and made me happy. Usually, I have the BLT, which I described to the owner Mary as "so good I could eat it every day for the rest of my life." That's hyperbolic, but also sort of true.
Afterwards it was down to Cafe Corazon for a cup of coffee. Confession: I haven't been to Cafe Corazon more than once since they opened the new shop. For shame, I know! Anyway, this time I let Liz choose what type of coffee they brewed for me (and now I forget what it was).
Here's the thing about Cafe Corazon and why you will love it (or hate it if you are that type of person): this isn't a coffee-run experience. If you order a cup it's going to be single-brewed (just for you) and that is going to take awhile. It's totally worth the time, but if you're one of those people who can't take a moment to breathe every now and again, it may be off putting. If you have the time (and let's face it, we all do) you get to chat with Leo and whomever else is waiting around, which is a reward in itself. Add in the coffee (duh) and it's an experience you can't get anywhere else in town.
As a plug, Cafe Corazon is having a Coffee and Cigar event this weekend.