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Eating Out - October 29, 2010

Mystic coffee

Sufi Coffee Shop offers house-roasted java, community and contemplation

by Sheila Himmel

Sandwiched between a barber and a computer repair shop, the Sufi Coffee Shop is hard to spot unless you're looking for it. The sign over the door reads: Prepare to be surprised at how those parts come together.

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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"?


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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?


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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?


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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.


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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?


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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]


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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]


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