Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: gré Coffeehouse & Art Gallery – 5/5 Stars

gré Coffeehouse & Art Gallery
$$ Art Galleries, Coffee & Tea, Vinyl Records
278 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

One of the things that first drew me to Yelp from a decade ago was finding a cool, and very deserving business that needs praises and recognition out there to know that it is cool and out there!

This coffee shop, only a three-week-old infant as I am writing it, is a very ambitious and unusual one. It feels a bit off-the-beaten-track but it is really in the middle of everything in Palm Springs. While it serves as good of iced coffee as I’ve had in the area, the person who runs it is an awesome black and white photographer with her edgy erotic photographs on the wall who not only spins vinyl records in a record player but invites people to pick and choose stuff to spin. There is definitely a great atmospheric vibe here and how I wish I could’ve taken her up on her offer to switch up the music but the music was already perfect for the vibe.

Important things to note are that it is located about a block away from the Amtrak bus stop to Fullerton/Riverside and inside of a historic-esque shopping center. They’ve also got live events, which actually sound quite fun. Usually, I find my writing hand to be lackadaisical about a ton of one-stop businesses that need not my cool-ish praises or lukewarm criticism to join the hundreds or thousands of people that have already reviewed them, but this place was truly a surprising and quite an exciting find. Wish something like this would come along in my big town!

Useful:Funny:Cool: 5