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July 31, 2006
Infused for inspiration

I was walking through midtown the other day and, as I marveled at the blistering heat, I decided to duck into the Infusion Cafe (17th and K streets) for an iced, caffeinated drink.

I hadn't been in there in a few months and cursed myself for letting so much time go by since my last visit - it's spacious and airy with ultra-cool, modern furniture and a lovely courtyard. And the people who work there? Super-nice. Case in point: On my way out, I ran into Megan, an Infusion barista who used to work at Cafe Melange in Curtis Park and then Luna's. Megan used to be a weekly part of my life when I was in grad school and spent every Sunday at Cafe Melange studying and writing. I'm done with grad school and now even have a tiny home office, but I still like to get out of the house for serious writing (theoretically there are fewer distractions).

Sadly, Cafe Melange has morphed into Crepeville and it's no longer a good place to spend hours writing.

Megan, rolling her bike outside, said "Hi" and told me I should make Infusion my new writing spot. And, looking around at the comfy, two-room coffeehouse, I agreed. With free WiFi and plenty of couches and tables, it's laptop-friendly and easy on the eye.

Finally, a much-needed jolt of inspiration - and caffeine. Because, of course, more importantly, their coffee is mighty tasty.

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