SLIDESHOW: Have You Seen The Halloween Decorations At The Coffee Spot Cafe?

SLIDESHOW: Have You Seen The Halloween Decorations At The Coffee Spot Cafe?

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On this cold morning, I stopped into the Coffee Spot Cafe at 1617 Jerome Ave for a hot chocolate, which was delicious.

The very first thing I noticed about the quaint cafe was the Halloween decorations. Hanging from the ceiling are unsettling ghosts — some freely floating, others trapped in cages. There is even a gigantic spider looming over the cash register to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up as you pay for your cappuccino.

Pictures on the walls show disfigured faces that change as you walk by. In the back by the tables is a Mona Lisa painting that morphs into a skull-faced monstrosity when you look at it from an angle.

Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites.
Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites.

The decorations are so detailed and numerous that you’d think they were here all year long. And in this reporter’s personal opinion, they should be because of the effect that it has on the vibe of the cafe. One sign advertises to vampires looking for blood, and with the decorations, it really does feel like the old haunt of ghouls and bloodsuckers.

Across the counter are jack-o-lanterns and creepy candlesticks with mini-ghosts hanging ominously above them. Sounds like a good spot to enjoy a cup of joe, right?

The regular atmosphere of the cafe plays well with the Halloween theme. The walls are deep beige and autumnal orange, and the light fixtures are old school with a stained-glass floral design. The mirrors at the counter are lined with brick, making the cafe feel like the perfect place for Dracula to go in Transylvania when he needs to get out of the castle.

Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites.
Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites.

Their mushroom bailey and borsch soups are set up in medium sized cauldrons to make it look like the kitchen of a witch. Displayed behind the cauldrons is a copy of The Zohar, which seems like an appropriate allusion to Hebrew mysticism.

Above The Zohar, on a shelf, are figurines from the Native American, and Japanese cultures, as well as a brass-looking lamp that might very well contain a genie, which brings the mystical vibe of the cafe even further.

Being that Halloween is my favorite holiday, I think the Coffee Spot Cafe should consider making it Halloween all year long. However, I’m sure they decorate just as extraordinarily for the other holidays.

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