The day was bright, sunny seventy-two degrees and we had been reclusive for about long enough. "Want to go to the coffee house for lunch?" I asked. "Sure," replied BBBH.
Our first stop was at Mier. Mier (pronounced "mere") is merely a wide spot in the road, so to speak; except that the road now bypasses the town via a viaduct. The purpose of the stop was to get a couple of pictures of the schoolhouse, for it was here that my two middle children began their public education.
The school corporation is to be applauded for repurposing this fine old building to use as the central offices.
To the right of the viaduct is this shaded bower with a fine set of steps someone has constructed to elevate pedestrians to the roadway above, though I can't imagine a valid reason for going up there via this route.Midwest Coffee Roasting Company. BBBH is greeted on the deck by daughter, granddaughter and customers. Bob, a friend of the Boultbees did the landscaping. Very nice.
Once inside, Shari served us the soup-of-the day (yes, I know the French expression, but this is Marion) which was potato-broccoli with cheese and, I shall add, with deliciosity. I also had the baked oatmeal with apple/cinnamon syrup on one
side and peach/mango syrup on the other. The oatmeal bar is a granola-like concoction with nuts and berries. Also delicious. I liked the apple/cinnamon syrup better.
The coffee of the day was Peruvian, a full-bodied single-origin and very good. BBBH had a latte, whatever that is. I drink coffee.
When you are in Marion, Tuesday through Saturday, do not miss brunch or lunch at this venue!
BBBH and granddaughter Jenn visit on the deck.