There's just something about a café that makes people feel more intellectual. Maybe it's because everyone seems to be wearing the tortoise-shell eyeglasses you begged your mom for when you were in seventh grade. Or maybe it's because everyone is typing away at his or her computer, making you wonder if one of them might be writing the next multimillion-dollar bestseller. Or could it be the man who calls himself Ernest, who's always reading something new in the corner chair? If you're feeling the urge to become a part of the literary and cultural community for a couple of hours or just a few minutes, then you won't want to miss First Fridays at the Museum Café at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.
Listen to live music while enjoying a light snack or lunch from the café's menu of salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Or sip on espresso, cappuccino, or a glass of wine while catching up with an old friend. Then take some time to browse the bookstore for some weekend reading, and find out more about upcoming author appearances.
Treat yourself to an afternoon of relaxation on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at Books and Books Café at the Museum of Art, located at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd. The café serves lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Don't have time to wait? Place your order ahead. Call 954-262-0255, or visit moafl.org.