Jazz Fresh - Olomouc

These legs need a shave. 
Can you find hipster coffee in Olomouc? That was my challenge. Well challenge accepted and achieved. The coffee revolution is spreading and its tentacles are moving across the Czech Republic to be found even in its most far flung outposts. Jazz Fresh café is a sweet little place near the Metropol cinema in Olomouc, the walls are covered with quirky pictures that look like Monty Python paid a visit while high on hipster coffee. Predictably, soft jazz music fills the air and the place bustles with energy.  
Jazz Fresh is so obviously a hipster café it would fit right into the Vinohradska / Karlin scene. All the signs are there; the bearded Baristas in shorts, the macaroons in the cool counter and the quirky tables with moustache shaped legs. But like a very camp man who hasn't yet come out, it tries to pretend it’s not hipster. It's still in the hipster closet giving hints, but not quite ready to declare its hipstuality to the world. What do I mean? Well you wouldn’t know they do filter coffee unless you ask,
Forgot to take a photo
before I drank the coffee. 
there’s not a Macbook in sight and beards are few and far between, although the one that was seen was mighty impressive. 
Maybe the masses of Moravia are not ready for full on hipster yet. Maybe they need time to get used to the idea that coffee doesn't have to be roasted to within an inch of its life to be drinkable. 
It’s interesting watching the customers come in, it is like they sense there is something different, it’s not a normal café but they can’t quite put their finger on why not. They look slightly perturbed but don’t know why. They look around to see if the room is slanting or the walls are slowly moving in on them but everything is fine, the staff reassure them with a smile and they drink their espressos and cappuccinos in an uneasy peace.

If you enjoyed this review, and you would like a story to go with your coffee, please check out my short story blog here and my story inspired by hipster coffee here.

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