Yesterday’s NovoMetro (a rough-around-the-edges local online guide to Oakland) published an article on a new café coming to downtown Oakland called Awaken Café: NovoMetro. It’s scheduled to open in early August with an emphasis on community, slow food, sustainability (and all those other obligatory feel-good adjectives you need to operate a coffee shop in the Bay Area these days), a performance space, and good coffee.

We’ll be the judges of that.

According to the article, “the team, which consists of green builders, community organizers, and seasoned baristas, are longtime Burning Man veterans”. It’s not the Burning Man that concerns me, it’s the Itching Man.