It's impossible to be all things to all people, but this cafe at the end of Park Street in Alameda almost succeeds. This space is a hodgepodge of creativity: A variety of hippie arts and crafts for sale, such as rain sticks and beaded baskets, fill up the space, plus there are regular crafts nights, and poetry readings. Order a pot of black lavender tea and start knitting at one of the large wooden tables. No one will kick you out.
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.