Get the most out of your experience a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. His desire for a cup of coffee and a space to work trumped his lack of knowledge and motivated him to create the Bardo, which has been a Baker neighborhood staple ever since.
Although there are similarities between the two Bardos coffee at "Bardo coffee," for example, comes from Kaladi Roastersas does all the equipment to prepare that coffeethe differences are much more obvious — one of the most noticeable being interior design.
Graves was inspired by the building itself, which was built in the s and maintains a mid-century modern appearance. Two seating areas on either side of a stone fireplace are filled with sleek couches and Bardo coffee that add to the mid-century aesthetic.
In contrast to the South Broadway spot, everything here looks brand new.
Lots of light enters through the glass Bardo coffee, and a phone booth makes its home behind the bar. A long table in back is open for community seating as well as reservations for group meetings. When I first thought about moving into this area, I Googled "coffee" and there was this big hole right where this location is.