We sat in one of my favorite coffee spots, Amazing Grace, this morning enjoying a decent cup of Alakef coffee. Alakef is a local “big” roaster that stills makes decent coffee in spite of its size. It was about 9 or 9:30 and a couple of parents with small children came into the shop and went to an easy chair corner where there are a number of games, books and a fish tank. A very short while later, more parents with kids arrived, and then still more. In short order, a play care center had sprung up amidst lots of adults enjoying their coffee and the kids’ presence. It was very joyful. Reminded me a lot of Roasters, especially on the weekends. Remember the name – Amazing Grace – a small independent bakery that happens to sell decent coffee and isn’t afraid of children. If you’re in Duluth, it deserves your patronage.