|Lets just say the two men drinking their coffees outside|
were very amused to watch the photoshoot between
Matt and I.
Relax was a frequent hangout of Matt's when he was a student at Ohio State University's Mansfield Campus and it speaks volumes of the alternative lifestyle he lived (still mildly lives in a rated PG way) before meeting me.
According to Matt, I've seemingly visited every coffee shop worth reviewing in Knox County, and so we agreed to drive 40 minutes north Sunday, Jan. 12, to visit Relax and find out if anything has changed since our last visit in March.
|Matt ordering our coffees.|
Like any good coffee destination, Relax, sits in the center of this district and its mission to revitalize Downtown Mansfield.
|I ordered a Mocha simply to appreciate the foam art.|
On Sunday, Matt and I ordered a chai pistachio muffin, an apple oat scone, a 16-ounce Mocha and a 16-ounce mug of some absurdly dark coffee that will taint your soul. It all cost $8 and change.
|Very nice layout for an artsy coffee shop.|
It's probably why Relax often attracts a niche artistic crowd that sports dark, over-sized jackets and long hair. I call them intensely hipster, but Matt calls them "alternative," or more proudly "alt." Either way, walking into Relax Sunday made me regret shaving my facial hair or showering that week. But in less than an hour, the crowd of patrons changed from "alt" to business professionals and even families. (Because kids love those sugary Mochas.)
|Large menu huh? It's actually all beverages.|
If you're in Mansfield with an non-famished stomach, Relax is a place to stop in.
if you have suggestions of a coffee shop for a future entry, send it to me via firstname.lastname@example.org on Twitter at @SimonSaysNH.