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Original post made on Oct 29, 2010

You will likely be gently welcomed by Parviz Rasti, in wire-rim glasses and a sweater, looking very much the college professor he was for 25 years. Rasti opened the Sufi Coffee Shop and Cultural Center in 2003 at the request of his Sufi master.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 29, 2010, 12:00 AM

Comments

Posted by A. Reader, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm

The title says, "Prepare to be surprised at ho"?


Posted by A. Reader, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm

He also makes the soups: lentil, vegetable/bean and Persian. Is Persian an ingredient? Or it means the soup is Persian? Or Persian is the name of another soup?


Posted by A. Reader, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm

It says, "Wisdom is knowing what to overlook." And then in the title I read "Sandwiched between a barber and a computer repair shop, the Sufi Coffee Shop is hard to spot unless you're looking for it." I wonder if there is any relation?


Posted by Andrea Gemmet, Mountain View Voice Editor
on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

@A.Reader:
Thanks for alerting us to the coding problem at the top of this story. We're working to get it fixed.


Posted by A. Reader, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm

It says first "Rasti's order is Persian, accepts all religions and does not seek converts." And then a few paragraphs later, "But Rasti's Sufi master decided that turn-of-the-millennium Silicon Valley needed a taste of Sufi values — community, kindness, altruism — and that Rasti was the one to do it." If I accept those values, then am I not sort of a convert or a partial-convert?


Posted by A. Reader, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 29, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Thanks for the article. I have never been to this place, but it piqued my interest enough to go to Yelp and read some amusing comments/stories about this place. [Web Link]


Posted by A. Reader, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 30, 2010 at 10:52 pm

One sign says, "We are not a corporate entity. Please try to walk in our Moccasins and justify your being here and be fair." Another, "Please refrain from going to big toilet. Thank you." There are sneaked-out pictures of more signs here: [Web Link]