Recent Changes for "Mishka's Cafe" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_CafeRecent Changes of the page "Mishka's Cafe" on Davis Wiki.en-us Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2014-10-17 23:22:21aquacaelumComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 219: </td> <td> Line 219: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2014-10-17 23:22:21'' [[nbsp]] In contrast to some of the reviews above mine, I actually really enjoy this cafe. I started coming here about a year ago, and I've found the service to be great, the coffee good, and the pastries pretty yummy as well. I usually hang out and read while my partner does whatever she does on the computer, and the atmosphere is perfect for it- not too loud, but not deathly silent either. --["Users/aquacaelum"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2014-06-21 19:57:11BrianKenyonRevert to version 442 (Joseph truly touches on town-gown tensions at Mishka's ). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Note: don't bring Starbucks cups and then sit at Mishka's tables. They don't like that.<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 192: </td> <td> Line 190: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2014-06-20 17:26:37'' [[nbsp]] If nothing else a place pretending to be a "Cafe" should always display some measure of CLASS and some semblance of sophistication. For all its superficial style this place displays the exact opposite in tasteless vulgarity with graceless ease!<br> + <br> + And for a "Cafe" offering even no delicatessen-style sandwiches or small meals this little coffee-and-sparse-pastry DUMP has absolutely NOTHING to act PRECIOUS about! Let's face it: the Twilight Zone town of Davis isn't very big at all on coffee shops and "downtown" Mishka's is just about all that's available. So Davis denizens have virtually no place else to go for a decent brew--except around the corner at a tiny, ubiquitous Starbucks, which closes three hours earlier than Mishka's, which has a lock on the service hours monopoly as well!<br> + <br> + When it comes to CUSTOMER SERVICE though we'll take Starbucks over Mishka's anytime as the pseudo-baristas at this "cafe" for the eccentric locals(like the one who comes regularly to stretch his legs up tree trunks!)and study-hall students have yet to master even an approximation of that simple concept: polite-and-cheerful courtesy!<br> + <br> + So we get the boot from Starbucks at closing time and promptly relocate(as is our habit)to Mishka's, taking just as promptly an outdoor table. As we had just got settled we had yet to pack away our "Venti" personal plastic Starbucks cups, mostly empty of beverage. We're nighttime regulars, you see, and boast the marked "buy ten coffee and tea drinks, get one FREE" card to prove it!<br> + <br> + No sooner were we seated with the EXTRA LARGE blackberry Italian Soda we just bought at Mishka's did this crazed, chubby, pale and rabid creature sporting a shock of bluish dyed hair make a beeline from the inside to the outside to very RUDELY accost us in her apparent trademark OBNOXIOUS manner:<br> + <br> + "I'm sorry," she snaps, hovering directly over us, "but outside drinks are not allowed here!"<br> + <br> + Apparently the large buttered popcorn we just bought(and brought)from that "Varsity" cinema theatre next door was quite acceptable...<br> + <br> + "We haven't drunk a drop from those cups," I assure her.<br> + <br> + "They CAN'T BE HERE! They're advertising for STARBUCKS!!" she froths at the mouth!<br> + <br> + At this point I was most tempted to say then we couldn't be there and wouldn't be back, either, and to take your overpriced, watered-down soda and SHOVE IT!!...but restrained myself for the sake of my guest...<br> + <br> + "We can pack the cups in our bags," I suggest simply, "no problem."<br> + <br> + "Just as long as they're OUT OF SIGHT!" Ms. Blue-Head froths further before whirling away in a frenetic frenzy something akin to the Loony Toon's Tazmanian devil...<br> + <br> + All that was called for here, really, was just a little tact and CIVILITY...not a near belligerent confrontation practically accusing us of committing the most atrocious mortal sin since Cain killed Abel!<br> + <br> + Besides, it's rather unsightly for any customer to be forced to witness up close and personal the very sad spectacle of a rather unlovely barista making herself even more hideous by her ugly attitude to the job!<br> + <br> + Get over yourself, Mishka's, your dumpy little pastry joint just isn't that "special"...AT ALL!! --["Users/JosephCovinoJr"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2014-06-21 11:56:25DonShor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Note: don't bring Starbucks cups and then sit at Mishka's tables. They don't like that.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2014-06-21 11:50:29DonShorNope. Try again. See talk page. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 190: </td> <td> Line 190: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2014-06-20 17:26:37'' [[nbsp]] If nothing else a place pretending to be a "Cafe" should always display some measure of CLASS and some semblance of sophistication. For all its superficial style this place displays the exact opposite in tasteless vulgarity with graceless ease!<br> - <br> - And for a "Cafe" offering even no delicatessen-style sandwiches or small meals this little coffee-and-sparse-pastry DUMP has absolutely NOTHING to act PRECIOUS about! Let's face it: the Twilight Zone town of Davis isn't very big at all on coffee shops and "downtown" Mishka's is just about all that's available. So Davis denizens have virtually no place else to go for a decent brew--except around the corner at a tiny, ubiquitous Starbucks, which closes three hours earlier than Mishka's, which has a lock on the service hours monopoly as well!<br> - <br> - When it comes to CUSTOMER SERVICE though we'll take Starbucks over Mishka's anytime as the pseudo-baristas at this "cafe" for the eccentric locals(like the one who comes regularly to stretch his legs up tree trunks!)and study-hall students have yet to master even an approximation of that simple concept: polite-and-cheerful courtesy!<br> - <br> - So we get the boot from Starbucks at closing time and promptly relocate(as is our habit)to Mishka's, taking just as promptly an outdoor table. As we had just got settled we had yet to pack away our "Venti" personal plastic Starbucks cups, mostly empty of beverage. We're nighttime regulars, you see, and boast the marked "buy ten coffee and tea drinks, get one FREE" card to prove it!<br> - <br> - No sooner were we seated with the EXTRA LARGE blackberry Italian Soda we just bought at Mishka's did this crazed, chubby, pale and rabid creature sporting a shock of bluish dyed hair make a beeline from the inside to the outside to very RUDELY accost us in her apparent trademark OBNOXIOUS manner:<br> - <br> - "I'm sorry," she snaps, hovering directly over us, "but outside drinks are not allowed here!"<br> - <br> - Apparently the large buttered popcorn we just bought(and brought)from that "Varsity" cinema theatre next door was quite acceptable...<br> - <br> - "We haven't drunk a drop from those cups," I assure her.<br> - <br> - "They CAN'T BE HERE! They're advertising for STARBUCKS!!" she froths at the mouth!<br> - <br> - At this point I was most tempted to say then we couldn't be there and wouldn't be back, either, and to take your overpriced, watered-down soda and SHOVE IT!!...but restrained myself for the sake of my guest...<br> - <br> - "We can pack the cups in our bags," I suggest simply, "no problem."<br> - <br> - "Just as long as they're OUT OF SIGHT!" Ms. Blue-Head froths further before whirling away in a frenetic frenzy something akin to the Loony Toon's Tazmanian devil...<br> - <br> - All that was called for here, really, was just a little tact and CIVILITY...not a near belligerent confrontation practically accusing us of committing the most atrocious mortal sin since Cain killed Abel!<br> - <br> - Besides, it's rather unsightly for any customer to be forced to witness up close and personal the very sad spectacle of a rather unlovely barista making herself even more hideous by her ugly attitude to the job!<br> - <br> - Get over yourself, Mishka's, your dumpy little pastry joint just isn't that "special"...AT ALL!! --["Users/JosephCovinoJr"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2014-06-20 17:26:37JosephCovinoJrComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 189: </td> <td> Line 189: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2014-06-20 17:26:37'' [[nbsp]] If nothing else a place pretending to be a "Cafe" should always display some measure of CLASS and some semblance of sophistication. For all its superficial style this place displays the exact opposite in tasteless vulgarity with graceless ease!<br> + <br> + And for a "Cafe" offering even no delicatessen-style sandwiches or small meals this little coffee-and-sparse-pastry DUMP has absolutely NOTHING to act PRECIOUS about! Let's face it: the Twilight Zone town of Davis isn't very big at all on coffee shops and "downtown" Mishka's is just about all that's available. So Davis denizens have virtually no place else to go for a decent brew--except around the corner at a tiny, ubiquitous Starbucks, which closes three hours earlier than Mishka's, which has a lock on the service hours monopoly as well!<br> + <br> + When it comes to CUSTOMER SERVICE though we'll take Starbucks over Mishka's anytime as the pseudo-baristas at this "cafe" for the eccentric locals(like the one who comes regularly to stretch his legs up tree trunks!)and study-hall students have yet to master even an approximation of that simple concept: polite-and-cheerful courtesy!<br> + <br> + So we get the boot from Starbucks at closing time and promptly relocate(as is our habit)to Mishka's, taking just as promptly an outdoor table. As we had just got settled we had yet to pack away our "Venti" personal plastic Starbucks cups, mostly empty of beverage. We're nighttime regulars, you see, and boast the marked "buy ten coffee and tea drinks, get one FREE" card to prove it!<br> + <br> + No sooner were we seated with the EXTRA LARGE blackberry Italian Soda we just bought at Mishka's did this crazed, chubby, pale and rabid creature sporting a shock of bluish dyed hair make a beeline from the inside to the outside to very RUDELY accost us in her apparent trademark OBNOXIOUS manner:<br> + <br> + "I'm sorry," she snaps, hovering directly over us, "but outside drinks are not allowed here!"<br> + <br> + Apparently the large buttered popcorn we just bought(and brought)from that "Varsity" cinema theatre next door was quite acceptable...<br> + <br> + "We haven't drunk a drop from those cups," I assure her.<br> + <br> + "They CAN'T BE HERE! They're advertising for STARBUCKS!!" she froths at the mouth!<br> + <br> + At this point I was most tempted to say then we couldn't be there and wouldn't be back, either, and to take your overpriced, watered-down soda and SHOVE IT!!...but restrained myself for the sake of my guest...<br> + <br> + "We can pack the cups in our bags," I suggest simply, "no problem."<br> + <br> + "Just as long as they're OUT OF SIGHT!" Ms. Blue-Head froths further before whirling away in a frenetic frenzy something akin to the Loony Toon's Tazmanian devil...<br> + <br> + All that was called for here, really, was just a little tact and CIVILITY...not a near belligerent confrontation practically accusing us of committing the most atrocious mortal sin since Cain killed Abel!<br> + <br> + Besides, it's rather unsightly for any customer to be forced to witness up close and personal the very sad spectacle of a rather unlovely barista making herself even more hideous by her ugly attitude to the job!<br> + <br> + Get over yourself, Mishka's, your dumpy little pastry joint just isn't that "special"...AT ALL!! --["Users/JosephCovinoJr"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2014-05-12 15:04:40MichaelPlotkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 188: </td> <td> Line 188: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2014-05-03 22:10:29'' [[nbsp]] Arrgh. What bothers me most about this place is that on the wall board describing Miska's Bulk Coffee, Medium is spelled Meduim. This execrable gaffe vexes me to no end--an offensive solecism preening mockingly over the assembled crowd--from whose rebarbative glare, I can find no peace. --["Users/MichaelPlotkin"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2014-05-03 22:10:29'' [[nbsp]] Arrgh. What bothers me most about this place is that on the wall board describing Mis<span>h</span>ka's Bulk Coffee, Medium is spelled Meduim. This execrable gaffe vexes me to no end--an offensive solecism preening mockingly over the assembled crowd--from whose rebarbative glare, I can find no peace. --["Users/MichaelPlotkin"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2014-05-12 15:03:54MichaelPlotkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 188: </td> <td> Line 188: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2014-05-03 22:10:29'' [[nbsp]] Arrgh. What bothers most about this place is that on the wall board describing Miska's Bulk Coffee, Medium is spelled Meduim. This execrable gaffe vexes me to no end--an offensive solecism preening mockingly over the assembled crowd--from whose rebarbative glare, I can find no peace. --["Users/MichaelPlotkin"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2014-05-03 22:10:29'' [[nbsp]] Arrgh. What bothers m<span>e m</span>ost about this place is that on the wall board describing Miska's Bulk Coffee, Medium is spelled Meduim. This execrable gaffe vexes me to no end--an offensive solecism preening mockingly over the assembled crowd--from whose rebarbative glare, I can find no peace. --["Users/MichaelPlotkin"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2014-05-03 22:10:29MichaelPlotkinComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 187: </td> <td> Line 187: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2014-05-03 22:10:29'' [[nbsp]] Arrgh. What bothers most about this place is that on the wall board describing Miska's Bulk Coffee, Medium is spelled Meduim. This execrable gaffe vexes me to no end--an offensive solecism preening mockingly over the assembled crowd--from whose rebarbative glare, I can find no peace. --["Users/MichaelPlotkin"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2014-04-27 12:35:55JessieVerheinUpdated wifi info and added where to find outlets. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mishka's has ["WiFi Hot Spots" wireless access]. Sometimes<span>, the internet</span> modem/router needs to be reset. Mishka's regulars include undergraduates, ["grad students" graduate/professional students], professors, and business people. Mishka's has a high proportion of laptop-using customers. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mishka's has ["WiFi Hot Spots" wireless access]. <span>Access used to be free/unlimited, but now you have to ask for an access code and password when you make a purchase. Each purchase earns you 2 hours of internet. </span>Sometimes<span>&nbsp;the</span> modem/router needs to be reset. Mishka's regulars include undergraduates, ["grad students" graduate/professional students], professors, and business people. Mishka's has a high proportion of laptop-using customers<span>, and outlets are plentiful (although they can be tricky to find, since most of them are hidden under the back edge of the tables lining the walls)</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2014-01-29 17:19:55MatveiVevitsisComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 185: </td> <td> Line 185: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2014-01-29 16:19:55'' [[nbsp]] As a Russian, I like teas. As a Russian, I am used to curt service. But what the **** is up with the 2 hour wifi password thing? Seriously? --["Users/MatveiVevitsis"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2013-12-30 12:41:43mohsoh(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + One of the very few places that I could go and stay for more than 2-3 hours studying, writing reports, papers, thesis,... very effectively since almost all surrounding people are also doing the same thing. More importantly customers used to have access to wifi for as long as they could stay. However, just very recently they changed their policy to issue wireless password for 2 hours per purchase, which is sort of not very pleasant at least for someone like me. Perhaps, I start moving to other places to do my school work such as Peet's.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2013-05-25 21:17:54GeoffJohnson(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In early 2011, Mishka's moved to a new, solar powered, greener location. The previous location (514 2nd St. #B) is now occupied by a seafood restaurant called ["<span>Fi</span>s<span>h's</span> <span>W</span>il<span>d</span>"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In early 2011, Mishka's moved to a new, solar powered, greener location. The previous location (514 2nd St. #B) is now occupied by a seafood restaurant called <span>the </span>["<span>Dot I</span>s<span>land</span> <span>Gr</span>il<span>l</span>"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2013-04-30 07:27:10ValerieBrownComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 178: </td> <td> Line 178: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2013-04-30 07:27:10'' [[nbsp]] I will never visit Mishka's again. The owner of Mishka's lives in my neighborhood (A St. neighborhood, right next to campus) and he has been incredibly rude to the students that live in our neighborhood on multiple occasions. I understand finding the student lifestyle difficult to live with, but it's a simple solution: don't live right next to campus. He has told my landlords that they shouldn't rent to students, and that students shouldn't live in this neighborhood, which is simply ridiculous. The part that bothers me the most about his attitude is that his business is highly reliant on students, especially those who live in the downtown area.<br> + He constantly calls the police if he hears any amount of noise, and he has called the police on the sorority house on our block during their philanthropy events. This weekend while we were playing music in our backyard at 2:30 in the afternoon, he stormed INTO our house and screamed at us, calling us "fucking ghetto".<br> + <br> + Just to reiterate--this man's business consists largely of students and yet he openly hates the students and has no tolerance for any sort of noise in the neighborhood. Being a Davis local as well as a student, I understand that students can be irksome, however, if someone is easily bothered by noise there are plenty of quiet neighborhoods in Davis that are not populated by students. My roommates and I, as well as many of the other people in our neighborhood, will no longer be giving our business to Mishka's. --["Users/ValerieBrown"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-21 11:50:51ykarmi(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Read Below For most recent 2012 Reviews<span>....not so good.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Read Below For most recent 2012 Reviews </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-21 10:02:53ykarmiHours were incorrect. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Sat-Sun: 8:00AM-11:00PM|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Sat<span>: 7:30AM</span>-<span>11:00PM||<br> + ||</span>Sun: 8:00AM-11:00PM|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-21 09:53:50ykarmiSat down with owner, Sinisa and added information about the new building <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Rule explained: Mishka's is such a popular studying place that by the late nineties it became impossible for casual cafe-goers to find a table. In response, Mishka's management declared some tables "study-free zones". Attached only to the tables at the front of the café is The Rule. Nowadays there's almost always a place to sit and flip through the day's [http://www.sfchron.com San Francisco Chronicle], [http://www.nytimes.com New York Times], [http://www.sacbee.com Sacramento Bee], or ["The California Aggie" California Aggie]. As of the summer of 2005, The Rule had been updated to be much funnier and fluffier, but retained the same meaning. Additionally, some time in 2005 they constructed a <span>"wall"</span> to divide the studying section and the casual section of the cafe. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Rule explained: Mishka's is such a popular studying place that by the late nineties it became impossible for casual cafe-goers to find a table. In response, Mishka's management declared some tables "study-free zones". Attached only to the tables at the front of the café is The Rule. Nowadays there's almost always a place to sit and flip through the day's [http://www.sfchron.com San Francisco Chronicle], [http://www.nytimes.com New York Times], [http://www.sacbee.com Sacramento Bee], or ["The California Aggie" California Aggie]. As of the summer of 2005, The Rule had been updated to be much funnier and fluffier, but retained the same meaning. Additionally, some time in 2005 they constructed a <span>bench</span> to divide the studying section and the casual section of the cafe. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Mishka's is powered by 41 high-efficiency solar panels. Virtually all of the lightbulbs in the cafe are LEDs. The walls of the new building were constructed following the principles of [http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/insights/bsi-001-the-perfect-wall The Perfect Wall].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-21 09:41:43ykarmiRemoved fluff, unrelated opinionated information <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Here are some general tips for finding the right time to study at Mishka's: it seems to be quieter during the day and gets progressively louder at night. Some find focus impossible when the coffee roaster is running (Tuesday mornings), while others welcome a droning background noise to drown out chatter (which is less often a problem at Mishka's, per the etiquette below). If you are more sensitive to noise levels and wouldn't deign to use an iPod or earplugs, shuffling around until you settle on a more quiet spot can sometimes be difficult<span>; but rest assured, such efforts are not irrational and even shared by many students and university faculty who prefer cafés over the spartan confines of a library (even libraries these days do not guarantee a studious atmosphere, sadly)</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Here are some general tips for finding the right time to study at Mishka's: it seems to be quieter during the day and gets progressively louder at night. Some find focus impossible when the coffee roaster is running (Tuesday mornings), while others welcome a droning background noise to drown out chatter (which is less often a problem at Mishka's, per the etiquette below). If you are more sensitive to noise levels and wouldn't deign to use an iPod or earplugs, shuffling around until you settle on a more quiet spot can sometimes be difficult. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-21 09:39:03ykarmiCorrected inaccuracies <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Here are some general tips for finding the right time to study at Mishka's: it seems to be quieter during the day and gets progressively louder at night. Some find focus impossible when the coffee roaster is running (<span>usually at night</span>), while others welcome a droning background noise to drown out chatter (which is less often a problem at Mishka's, per the etiquette <span>above</span>). If you are more sensitive to noise levels and wouldn't deign to use an iPod or earplugs, shuffling around until you settle on a more quiet spot can sometimes be difficult; but rest assured, such efforts are not irrational and even shared by many students and university faculty who prefer cafés over the spartan confines of a library (even libraries these days do not guarantee a studious atmosphere, sadly). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Here are some general tips for finding the right time to study at Mishka's: it seems to be quieter during the day and gets progressively louder at night. Some find focus impossible when the coffee roaster is running (<span>Tuesday mornings</span>), while others welcome a droning background noise to drown out chatter (which is less often a problem at Mishka's, per the etiquette <span>below</span>). If you are more sensitive to noise levels and wouldn't deign to use an iPod or earplugs, shuffling around until you settle on a more quiet spot can sometimes be difficult; but rest assured, such efforts are not irrational and even shared by many students and university faculty who prefer cafés over the spartan confines of a library (even libraries these days do not guarantee a studious atmosphere, sadly). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-21 09:37:52ykarmiRemoved fluff, kept historical information, corrected inaccuracies <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Many have commented that the music selection (2003-2005) at the cafe has been rather limited, consisting mostly of Manu Chau, the Amelie soundtrack, Buena Vista Social Club, Gypsy Kings, etc. You can hear the same albums repeat if you stick around for a while. It's suggested that if you plan on staying or coming here frequently that you bring your own music. More people need to bug the owner (not the employees) about getting new music into the cafe's playlist. But, hey, at least it's not Dave Matthews band like at ["Starbucks"]. At the present time though, the music list contains 5400 songs set to shuffle by album at random. They claim that every corner of the Mother Earth is represented in the selection.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The music selection at Mishka's has grown over the years, from a "rather limited" playlist (consisting of Manu Chau, the Amelie soundtrack, Buena Vista Social Club, Gypsy Kings, etc) to over 5400 songs consisting of 400-500 various artists as of September 2012. The music list is set to shuffle by album at random.<br> + Mishka's claims that every corner of the Mother Earth is represented in the selection.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-21 09:32:12ykarmiVerified this information (as of September 21, 2012) with Sinisa, the owner. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Many have commented that the music selection (2003-2005) at the cafe has been rather limited, consisting mostly of Manu Chau, the Amelie soundtrack, Buena Vista Social Club, Gypsy Kings, etc. You can hear the same albums repeat if you stick around for a while. It's suggested that if you plan on staying or coming here frequently that you bring your own music. More people need to bug the owner (not the employees) about getting new music into the cafe's playlist. But, hey, at least it's not Dave Matthews band like at ["Starbucks"]. At the present time though, the music list contains <span>3689</span> songs set to shuffle by album at random. They claim that every corner of the Mother Earth is represented in the selection. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Many have commented that the music selection (2003-2005) at the cafe has been rather limited, consisting mostly of Manu Chau, the Amelie soundtrack, Buena Vista Social Club, Gypsy Kings, etc. You can hear the same albums repeat if you stick around for a while. It's suggested that if you plan on staying or coming here frequently that you bring your own music. More people need to bug the owner (not the employees) about getting new music into the cafe's playlist. But, hey, at least it's not Dave Matthews band like at ["Starbucks"]. At the present time though, the music list contains <span>5400</span> songs set to shuffle by album at random. They claim that every corner of the Mother Earth is represented in the selection. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-21 09:28:16ykarmiCorrected poor sentence structure <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Mishka's has ["WiFi Hot Spots" wireless access]. Sometimes, the internet modem/router needs to be reset. Mishka's regulars include undergraduates, ["grad students" graduate/professional students], professors, and business people. Mishka's has a high rate of laptop users per capita.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Mishka's has ["WiFi Hot Spots" wireless access]. Sometimes, the internet modem/router needs to be reset. Mishka's regulars include undergraduates, ["grad students" graduate/professional students], professors, and business people. Mishka's has a high proportion of laptop-using customers.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-21 09:20:28ykarmiSee talk page about definition of fair trade. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Mishka's Cafe''' ''Coffees, Teas &amp; Roastery'' was founded in 1995 by UC Davis graduate student Sinisa Novakovic (whose name is pronounced more like "Sin-ee-sha," and who bears more than just a passing resemblance to Morrissey) and his former wife, Bobbi Bohart and is named after one of Sinisa's cats. It is a ["Cafes" café] founded "in the Old World tradition: a cozy place to meet a friend, converse, read, and relax." Mishka's is home to one of the three coffee roasters in Davis (["Cloud Forest Cafe"] and ["The Pepper Peddler"] are the others). Mishka's usually refers to the town, in jest, as ["PRD" The People's Republic of Davis]), and they serve only ["organic"] and ["fair trade"] beans. T<span>he bean ori</span>g<span>ins and local roasting aim to create fair</span>-<span>trad</span>e ["coffee"] that is considered one of the best in town. Overall, the café has a warm and earthy atmosphere due to the orange walls, wood furniture, black accents, and soft lights. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Mishka's Cafe''' ''Coffees, Teas &amp; Roastery'' was founded in 1995 by UC Davis graduate student Sinisa Novakovic (whose name is pronounced more like "Sin-ee-sha," and who bears more than just a passing resemblance to Morrissey) and his former wife, Bobbi Bohart and is named after one of Sinisa's cats. It is a ["Cafes" café] founded "in the Old World tradition: a cozy place to meet a friend, converse, read, and relax." Mishka's is home to one of the three coffee roasters in Davis (["Cloud Forest Cafe"] and ["The Pepper Peddler"] are the others). Mishka's usually refers to the town, in jest, as ["PRD" The People's Republic of Davis]), and they serve only ["organic"] and ["fair trade"] beans. <span>Mishka's buys only Fair</span> T<span>rade Or</span>g<span>anic beans and roasts them in</span>-<span>house to creat</span>e ["coffee"] that is considered one of the best in town. Overall, the café has a warm and earthy atmosphere due to the orange walls, wood furniture, black accents, and soft lights. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-19 09:58:13CatLady(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 174: </td> <td> Line 174: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ @^ - it was in response to the above previous reviews regarding other comments. Don't assume an automatic correlation to help present your illogical complaint in a negative light ...</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-17 16:00:55NigelS <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 173: </td> <td> Line 173: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ @CatLady: How does drinking a bit of leftover from another cafe before making a purchase equal to a superiority complex and assumed general rudeness towards the baristas? Textbook straw man fallacy.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-09-02 23:10:47SteveDavisonHistorical note -old address <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||M-Fri: 7:00AM-11:00PM<span>,</span> Sat-Sun: 8:00AM-11:00PM|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||M<span>on</span>-Fri: 7:00AM-11:00PM<span>||<br> +</span> <span>||</span>Sat-Sun: 8:00AM-11:00PM|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In early 2011, Mishka's moved to a new, solar powered, greener location. The previous location is now occupied by a seafood restaurant called ["Fish's Wild"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In early 2011, Mishka's moved to a new, solar powered, greener location. The previous location <span>(514 2nd St. #B) </span>is now occupied by a seafood restaurant called ["Fish's Wild"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-08-22 21:13:16CatLadyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 167: </td> <td> Line 167: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-08-22 21:13:16'' [[nbsp]] It's not about revenue, it's about insult. Just because you feel like you're some sort of patron does not mean you are better than another human, while using up space that a PAYING CUSTOMER could sit in, while displaying and consuming another businesses product. Would you buy food from mikuni's, and eat it in Sophia's and EXPECT to eat it there while merely taking up space and OUTRIGHT DISRESPECTING another business. Before complaining about staff, you should consider how you treat the staff. Also, as a mishkas regular, I can't tell you how many countless times I've felt embarrassed at how you guys order. You bark ridiculous drinks at the overworked barista and can be pretty damn rude! Treat others how you'd like to be treated....<br> + <br> + <br> + this place is great, but it is definitely hard to find a seat! free water, free wifi, and honestly people park here for 3+ hours studying and the staff is pretty chill with it --["Users/CatLady"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-07-05 16:55:07NigelSComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 165: </td> <td> Line 165: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-07-05 16:55:07'' [[nbsp]] I've been coming to Mishka's for over four years, spent hundreds, if not thousands, with my at least tri-weekly visits. Today when I went into the store, I had with me a half-empty coffee cup from Peet's. A short while later, a male employee approached me and told me about the store policy regarding no-outside-beverage and that I should trash the cup as soon as I'm done. I said I understand. Not long after that, the actual manager came up to me and proceeded to tell me that having such cup "is an insult". I politely told him how frequently I come in and made purchases there, yet he insisted that he doesn't care. Apparently years worth of loyalty means less than what a single outside cup represents. Well, manager who only sees the customers as sources of immediate revenue, I will from now on cease my "insult" and take my business elsewhere. --["Users/NigelS"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-03-27 17:03:55gurglemeowComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 163: </td> <td> Line 163: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-03-27 17:03:55'' [[nbsp]] Used to love it here but not a fan of the new staff, all college-age girls. They're very :| --["Users/gurglemeow"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-02-01 20:28:40TimJComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 161: </td> <td> Line 161: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-02-01 19:28:40'' [[nbsp]] Sadly this doesn't surprise me at all. I've been to Mishka's several times and am usually "greeted" by a very impatient staff. This doesn't surprise me considering what I've heard from some of the former employees; they hated their job and the management. --["Users/TimJ"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-02-01 17:18:44EricPaoli <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 160: </td> <td> Line 160: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ***Owner just called me to "apologize". He defiantly took the side of his employee, which is understandable I guess. The story he believes is I was unreasonable and would not leave for I think he said 8 minutes. The whole process could not have been longer than 2 minutes. Some regulars told the story to him and how his employee was in the right. I appreciate the call, but be warned the workers here can be mean!</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-02-01 13:30:28EricPaoli(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 155: </td> <td> Line 155: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- She proceeded to yell at me in front of the entire store that the certificate says expired and that it is worth no money. She was very hostile and was using her position of authority to try and insult me in-front of the other customers. This experience was extremely embarrassing for me.<br> - If she had simply said apologized for not being able to accept the certificate and she would ask the owner to inquire about the rules it would have been fine with me. But she kept on insisting on me getting something from the business which states it is worth the $3 I spent. This is exactly what I was giving her!</span> </td> <td> <span>+ She proceeded to yell at me in front of the entire store that the certificate says expired and that it is worth no money. She was very hostile and was using her position of authority to try and insult me in-front of the other customers. This experience was extremely embarrassing for me. If she had simply apologized for not being able to accept the certificate at this time and she would ask the owner to look at it ASAP I would have been fine with that. But she insisted I get something from the company I bought it from that states it was worth money. This is exactly what I was giving her! So frustrating</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-02-01 13:27:49EricPaoli(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 156: </td> <td> Line 156: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ If she had simply said apologized for not being able to accept the certificate and she would ask the owner to inquire about the rules it would have been fine with me. But she kept on insisting on me getting something from the business which states it is worth the $3 I spent. This is exactly what I was giving her!</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-02-01 13:24:45EricPaoli(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 158: </td> <td> Line 158: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ******Thanks TomGarberson!-EricPaoli</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-02-01 13:22:26EricPaoli(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Read Below For most recent 2012 Reviews....not so good.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-02-01 13:21:34EricPaoli(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 143: </td> <td> Line 143: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I agree 100% </td> <td> <span>+</span> I agree 100%<span>&nbsp;-EricPaoli</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-02-01 12:59:07TomGarbersonYeesh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 155: </td> <td> Line 155: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ LOL wow... in addition to being extremely rude, it sounds (if the quote is correct) like she was very much wrong, too. "Only valid for the purchase price" sounds an awful lot like it's worth $3. --["Users/TomGarberson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-02-01 12:56:46EricPaoli(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 142: </td> <td> Line 142: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + I agree 100%</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-02-01 12:55:28EricPaoliComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 146: </td> <td> Line 146: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-02-01 11:55:28'' [[nbsp]] Horrible Experience!<br> + I was just treated very rudely at one of your Davis downtown business and felt obligated to write you. I have never felt obligated to try and correct bad business practices until today when I was publicly harassed in front of a full cafe.<br> + The store manager was the only employee's behavior which I am writing to complain to you about.<br> + Here is a brief description of what happened. I purchased a gift certificate from http://www.campuscred.com/ucdavis . The offer was pay $3 for a $6 credit to Mishkas cafe. The gift certificate had recently expired. The gift certificate which I presented to the manager clearly states "This voucher has EXPIRED and is only valid for the purchase price." The manager read me the line in a loud and condescending manner twice then finishing with it clearly says it is expired and worth no money.<br> + She proceeded to yell at me in front of the entire store that the certificate says expired and that it is worth no money. She was very hostile and was using her position of authority to try and insult me in-front of the other customers. This experience was extremely embarrassing for me.<br> + I would not support this business until the manager is fired and the business culture is changed. --["Users/EricPaoli"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-01-09 16:02:58Angel.York(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Mishka's has ["WiFi Hot Spots" wireless access]. Sometimes, the internet modem/router needs to be reset. It is also home to the largest Apple laptop user base encountered at any of the Davis ["Cafes" cafes]. Mishka's regulars are generally not undergraduates, but rather ["grad students" graduate/professional students], professors, and business people. The congregation of professionals and the bounty of expensive laptops gives some the impression that Mishka's is a snooty café.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Mishka's has ["WiFi Hot Spots" wireless access]. Sometimes, the internet modem/router needs to be reset. Mishka's regulars include undergraduates, ["grad students" graduate/professional students], professors, and business people. Mishka's has a high rate of laptop users per capita.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-01-09 15:57:51Angel.York(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Here are some general tips for finding the right time to study at Mishka's: it seems to be quieter during the day and gets progressively louder at night. Some find focus impossible when the coffee roaster is running (usually at night), while others welcome a droning background noise to drown out chatter (which is less often a problem at Mishka's, per the etiquette above). If you are more sensitive to noise levels and wouldn't deign to use an iPod or earplugs, shuffling around until you settle on a more quiet spot can sometimes be difficult; but rest assured, such efforts are not irrational and even shared by many students and university faculty who prefer cafés over the spartan confines of a library (even libraries these days do not guarantee a studious atmosphere, sadly).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-01-09 15:57:26Angel.York(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Here are some general tips for finding the right time to study at Mishka's: it seems to be quieter during the day and gets progressively louder at night. Some find focus impossible when the coffee roaster is running (usually at night), while others welcome a droning background noise to drown out chatter (which is less often a problem at Mishka's, per the etiquette above). If you are more sensitive to noise levels and wouldn't deign to use an iPod or earplugs, shuffling around until you settle on a more quiet spot can sometimes be difficult; but rest assured, such efforts are not irrational and even shared by many students and university faculty who prefer cafés over the spartan confines of a library (even libraries these days do not guarantee a studious atmosphere, sadly).</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-01-09 15:56:55Angel.York(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- 'The following view, it should be noted, is not held by everyone, and although non-students rarely flout Mishka's unstated etiquette, the interplay between the initiated and uninitiated can sometimes lead to unnecessary conflict. So, when frustrated by distracting neighbors who fail to understand that their voices carry beyond the narrow radius of their chairs, do be kind in manner towards them, for they may not understand that there is, or ought to be, any etiquette peculiar to Mishka's.'</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '' The following view, it should be noted, is not held by everyone, and although non-students rarely flout Mishka's unstated etiquette, the interplay between the initiated and uninitiated can sometimes lead to unnecessary conflict. So, when frustrated by distracting neighbors who fail to understand that their voices carry beyond the narrow radius of their chairs, do be kind in manner towards them, for they may not understand that there is, or ought to be, any etiquette peculiar to Mishka's. ''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2012-01-09 15:56:27Angel.York(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - Unspoken, unofficial etiquette for students: after spending significant time at Mishka's, students develop a tacitly shared 'student-specific' etiquette, an understanding that, unlike many cafés where talking without concern for distracting one's neighbors may be winced at but accepted all the same, Mishka's is an exception. Because this venue is primarily frequented by researchers of all sorts, predominantly graduate students, a premium is placed on quiescence for the sake of studious focus. Implicit acceptance of this etiquette is seen whenever cellular calls or quiet conversations that rise to a distracting pitch are, out of politeness, moved outside. Chatting boisterously with a friend is a happy sight at Mishka's, where studiousness more often reigns, but if one wishes to remain mindful of the (unofficial) etiquette adopted by students, the front room or the tables outside are viewed as more appropriate locales for high-volume chatter.<span>&nbsp;This view, it should be noted, is not held by everyone, and although non-students rarely flout Mishka's unstated etiquette, the interplay between the initiated and uninitiated can sometimes lead to unnecessary conflict. So, when frustrated by distracting neighbors who fail to understand that their voices carry beyond the narrow radius of their chairs, do be kind in manner towards them, for they may not understand that there is, or ought to be, any etiquette peculiar to Mishka's.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ 'The following view, it should be noted, is not held by everyone, and although non</span>-<span>students rarely flout Mishka's unstated etiquette, the interplay between the initiated and uninitiated can sometimes lead to unnecessary conflict. So, when frustrated by distracting neighbors who fail to understand that their voices carry beyond the narrow radius of their chairs, do be kind in manner towards them, for they may not understand that there is, or ought to be, any etiquette peculiar to Mishka's.'<br> + <br> +</span> Unspoken, unofficial etiquette for students: after spending significant time at Mishka's, students develop a tacitly shared 'student-specific' etiquette, an understanding that, unlike many cafés where talking without concern for distracting one's neighbors may be winced at but accepted all the same, Mishka's is an exception. Because this venue is primarily frequented by researchers of all sorts, predominantly graduate students, a premium is placed on quiescence for the sake of studious focus. Implicit acceptance of this etiquette is seen whenever cellular calls or quiet conversations that rise to a distracting pitch are, out of politeness, moved outside. Chatting boisterously with a friend is a happy sight at Mishka's, where studiousness more often reigns, but if one wishes to remain mindful of the (unofficial) etiquette adopted by students, the front room or the tables outside are viewed as more appropriate locales for high-volume chatter. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-11-22 02:53:54MaxLucasadded historical info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Mishka's Cafe''' ''Coffees, Teas &amp; Roastery'' was founded in 1995 by UC Davis graduate student Sinisa Novakovic (whose name is pronounced more like "Sin-ee-sha," and who bears more than just a passing resemblance to Morrissey) and his former wife, Bobbi Bohart and is named after one of Sinisa's cats. I<span>n early 2011, Mishka's moved to a new, solar powered, greener location. I</span>t is a ["Cafes" café] founded "in the Old World tradition: a cozy place to meet a friend, converse, read, and relax." Mishka's is home to one of the three coffee roasters in Davis (["Cloud Forest Cafe"] and ["The Pepper Peddler"] are the others). Mishka's usually refers to the town, in jest, as ["PRD" The People's Republic of Davis]), and they serve only ["organic"] and ["fair trade"] beans. The bean origins and local roasting aim to create fair-trade ["coffee"] that is considered one of the best in town. Overall, the café has a warm and earthy atmosphere due to the orange walls, wood furniture, black accents, and soft lights. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Mishka's Cafe''' ''Coffees, Teas &amp; Roastery'' was founded in 1995 by UC Davis graduate student Sinisa Novakovic (whose name is pronounced more like "Sin-ee-sha," and who bears more than just a passing resemblance to Morrissey) and his former wife, Bobbi Bohart and is named after one of Sinisa's cats. It is a ["Cafes" café] founded "in the Old World tradition: a cozy place to meet a friend, converse, read, and relax." Mishka's is home to one of the three coffee roasters in Davis (["Cloud Forest Cafe"] and ["The Pepper Peddler"] are the others). Mishka's usually refers to the town, in jest, as ["PRD" The People's Republic of Davis]), and they serve only ["organic"] and ["fair trade"] beans. The bean origins and local roasting aim to create fair-trade ["coffee"] that is considered one of the best in town. Overall, the café has a warm and earthy atmosphere due to the orange walls, wood furniture, black accents, and soft lights. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ =The Move=</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ==Pictures==</span> </td> <td> <span>+ In early 2011, Mishka's moved to a new, solar powered, greener location. The previous location is now occupied by a seafood restaurant called ["Fish's Wild"].<br> + <br> + ==Pictures of Previous Location==<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-11-16 21:59:56gurglemeowComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 136: </td> <td> Line 136: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-11-16 20:59:56'' [[nbsp]] Yummy coffee, delicious Thai iced tea, good atmosphere, and THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES IN TOWN!!!! --["Users/gurglemeow"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-11-05 12:12:49roxygirl55Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 134: </td> <td> Line 134: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-11-05 12:12:49'' [[nbsp]] i like to come here and study.. pricey but arent they all? --["Users/roxygirl55"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-09-21 18:09:04jsogulsinisa was mispelled in the first paragraph <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Mishka's Cafe''' ''Coffees, Teas &amp; Roastery'' was founded in 1995 by UC Davis <span>G</span>raduate student Sinisa Novakovic (whose name is pronounced more like "Sin-ee-sha," and who bears more than just a passing resemblance to Morrissey) and his former wife, Bobbi Bohart and is named after one of Sinsa's cats. In early 2011, Mishka's moved to a new, solar powered, greener location. It is a ["Cafes" café] founded "in the Old World tradition: a cozy place to meet a friend, converse, read, and relax." Mishka's is home to one of the three coffee roasters in Davis (["Cloud Forest Cafe"] and ["The Pepper Peddler"] are the others). Mishka's usually refers to the town, in jest, as ["PRD" The People's Republic of Davis]), and they serve only ["organic"] and ["fair trade"] beans. The bean origins and local roasting aim to create fair-trade ["coffee"] that is considered one of the best in town. Overall, the café has a warm and earthy atmosphere due to the orange walls, wood furniture, black accents, and soft lights. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Mishka's Cafe''' ''Coffees, Teas &amp; Roastery'' was founded in 1995 by UC Davis <span>g</span>raduate student Sinisa Novakovic (whose name is pronounced more like "Sin-ee-sha," and who bears more than just a passing resemblance to Morrissey) and his former wife, Bobbi Bohart and is named after one of Sin<span>i</span>sa's cats. In early 2011, Mishka's moved to a new, solar powered, greener location. It is a ["Cafes" café] founded "in the Old World tradition: a cozy place to meet a friend, converse, read, and relax." Mishka's is home to one of the three coffee roasters in Davis (["Cloud Forest Cafe"] and ["The Pepper Peddler"] are the others). Mishka's usually refers to the town, in jest, as ["PRD" The People's Republic of Davis]), and they serve only ["organic"] and ["fair trade"] beans. The bean origins and local roasting aim to create fair-trade ["coffee"] that is considered one of the best in town. Overall, the café has a warm and earthy atmosphere due to the orange walls, wood furniture, black accents, and soft lights. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-09-07 07:32:44KianaFreitasComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 132: </td> <td> Line 132: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-09-07 07:32:44'' [[nbsp]] I used to love Mishka's. The environment was great, the baristas were relaxed and friendly, and they could make one mean mocha. However, since they've moved to the new location I've visited about 5 times, and each time has been a bad experience. The coffee doesn't seem as good (The mochas have declined in quality for sure), the new location does not seem as friendly and welcoming as the old, and worst of all, the baristas! These girls need a huge lesson in customer service...they barely greet you, just stare at you and wait for your order, they will roll their eyes right in front of a customer, try to rush you through your order without answering any questions, and are not helpful at all about helping you find a lid or napkin or whatever else you might need. The final straw was this past week. My boyfriend wanted to stop in and get a coffee, so I went in with him. The experience was pretty typical of Mishka's lately, and as we were walking away we discovered his "Mishkachinno" (Mishka's version of a frappuchino from Starbucks, or a spinner from Barista) tasted like it was made out of a mix and not stirred right. It was powdery and gritty. We went to ask for a refund, which in my experience, coffee shops are always more than happy to provide. The barista at the counter said that she didn't think she could do refunds, and asked her co-worker who agreed that she did not think they could. We asked them to please call the manager and confirm, because it seemed odd that they were not allowed to do refunds. The barista went away for a few moments, and when she came back she said that her manager told her that refunds are not allowed but she could do it this one time, but also said that if a customer didn't like a certain drink "maybe they shouldn't order it". I'm done with Mishka's for now...I'll check in in a few months and see if the situation has improved any. --["Users/KianaFreitas"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-06-29 19:56:44EmilyHughesComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 130: </td> <td> Line 130: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-06-29 19:56:44'' [[nbsp]] Love the new space! Great coffee, as always :-). --["Users/EmilyHughes"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-06-27 21:45:49BobJamesComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 128: </td> <td> Line 128: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-06-27 21:45:49'' [[nbsp]] A REAL cafe. A breath of fresh air from the paper cup moch chocka caramel chai double pump with soy kinds of places. Coming from a European background it is fantastic to find a place that can make great coffee and offer a relaxing atmosphere to talk, read or study. The bulk coffee is very nice. I buy the medium roast espresso ground for my own espresso maker and you can really tell it's quality. The new location is nice with more natural light and the service is always good. --["Users/BobJames"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-06-12 20:32:41BrittanyVock <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- They serve cappuccino, espresso and all the other usual coffee drinks. Try one of Mishka's signature drinks, the '''Dark Balkan Night''' - a 16 oz. triple shot mocha!</span> </td> <td> <span>+ They serve cappuccino, espresso and all the other usual coffee drinks. Try one of Mishka's signature drinks, the '''Dark Balkan Night''' - a 16 oz. triple shot mocha! They have also, began serving fresh whipped cream again, rather than a brand name, canned whipped cream. Make sure to order whipped cream, if desired, while at the register, because there is a small charge and it is a hassle to pay for it after you've already paid for your drink if you forgot to tell the cashier in the first place.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-06-12 20:29:55BrittanyVock <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-06-12 20:27:44BrittanyVock <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Mishka's Cafe''' ''Coffees, Teas &amp; Roastery'' was founded in 1995 by UC Davis Graduate student Sinisa Novakovic (whose name is pronounced more like "Sin-ee-sha," and who bears more than just a passing resemblance to Morrissey) and his former wife, Bobbi Bohart. It is a ["Cafes" café] founded "in the Old World tradition: a cozy place to meet a friend, converse, read, and relax." Mishka's is home to one of the three coffee roasters in Davis (["Cloud Forest Cafe"] and ["The Pepper Peddler"] are the others). Mishka's usually refers to the town, in jest, as ["PRD" The People's Republic of Davis]), and they serve only ["organic"] and ["fair trade"] beans. The bean origins and local roasting aim to create fair-trade ["coffee"] that is considered one of the best in town. <span>The cafe is named after one of Sinisa's ca</span>ts. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Mishka's Cafe''' ''Coffees, Teas &amp; Roastery'' was founded in 1995 by UC Davis Graduate student Sinisa Novakovic (whose name is pronounced more like "Sin-ee-sha," and who bears more than just a passing resemblance to Morrissey) and his former wife, Bobbi Bohart<span>&nbsp;and is named after one of Sinsa's cats</span>. <span>&nbsp;In early 2011, Mishka's moved to a new, solar powered, greener location.</span> It is a ["Cafes" café] founded "in the Old World tradition: a cozy place to meet a friend, converse, read, and relax." Mishka's is home to one of the three coffee roasters in Davis (["Cloud Forest Cafe"] and ["The Pepper Peddler"] are the others). Mishka's usually refers to the town, in jest, as ["PRD" The People's Republic of Davis]), and they serve only ["organic"] and ["fair trade"] beans. The bean origins and local roasting aim to create fair-trade ["coffee"] that is considered one of the best in town. <span>Overall, the café has a warm and earthy atmosphere due to the orange walls, wood furniture, black accents, and soft ligh</span>ts. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They serve cappuccino<span>s and</span> espresso<span>s</span> and all the other usual coffee drinks. Try one of Mishka's signature drinks, the '''Dark Balkan Night''' - a triple shot mocha!<span>&nbsp;The pastries and truffles come from a local artisanal chocolatier. The baklava is notable amongst them.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> They serve cappuccino<span>,</span> espresso and all the other usual coffee drinks. Try one of Mishka's signature drinks, the '''Dark Balkan Night''' - a <span>16 oz. </span>triple shot mocha! </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In addition to drinks, Mishka's also has a nice selection of ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" pastries] and ["candy" confections] such as croissants, macaroons, baklava, and chocolate truffles. ''When purchasing pastries, inspect carefully to see if they have been sitting out for a long time, as they do get dried out after a while if no one has ordered much lately. If you do receive a dried out or otherwise distasteful pastry, you can take it back (provided you haven't eaten half of it already) and ask for a <span>refund or a </span>different item.'' Many might consider the truffles to be the best in town, better than the ones at ["Ciocolat"], a chocolate-dessert-centered business. The truffles are made by a local outfit called ["Vevey Confections"]. You can also find them at ["Common Grounds"].<span>&nbsp;Check out the ice cream latte.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> In addition to drinks, Mishka's also has a nice selection of ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" pastries] and ["candy" confections] such as croissants, macaroons, baklava, and chocolate truffles. ''When purchasing pastries, inspect carefully to see if they have been sitting out for a long time, as they do get dried out after a while if no one has ordered much lately. If you do receive a dried out or otherwise distasteful pastry, you can take it back (provided you haven't eaten half of it already) and ask for a different item.'' Many might consider the truffles to be the best in town, better than the ones at ["Ciocolat"], a chocolate-dessert-centered business. The truffles are made by a local outfit called ["Vevey Confections"]. You can also find them at ["Common Grounds"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Mishka's has ["WiFi Hot Spots" wireless access]. Sometimes, the internet modem/router needs to be reset. I<span>f you are sitting close to the south wall the Apple Airport has the middle led lit by itself, and your internet is out, that is a good sign that a reset must be made. Ask the cashier if they can reset it. I</span>t is also home to the largest Apple laptop user base encountered at any of the Davis ["Cafes" cafes]. Mishka's regulars are generally not undergraduates, but rather ["grad students" graduate/professional students], professors, and business people. The congregation of professionals and the bounty of expensive laptops gives some the impression that Mishka's is a snooty café. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Mishka's has ["WiFi Hot Spots" wireless access]. Sometimes, the internet modem/router needs to be reset. It is also home to the largest Apple laptop user base encountered at any of the Davis ["Cafes" cafes]. Mishka's regulars are generally not undergraduates, but rather ["grad students" graduate/professional students], professors, and business people. The congregation of professionals and the bounty of expensive laptops gives some the impression that Mishka's is a snooty café. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Beware if you are short on cash: Mishka's has now started accepting credit cards<span>&nbsp;to which they add a 5</span>0 cent<span>&nbsp;charge</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;This type of charge ["Credit Card Minimum Purchase" is not allowed], but remains in place. </span> The nearest ATM is down 2nd Street a block west at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"] on the corner of ["D Street"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Beware if you are short on cash: Mishka's has now started accepting credit cards<span>, however, the menu prices are the cash discounted prices, and are 2</span>0 cent<span>s lower than the full price paid with a card</span>. The nearest ATM is down 2nd Street a block west at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"] on the corner of ["D Street"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - Overall, the café has a warm and earthy atmosphere due to the orange walls, wood furniture, black accents, and soft lights.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * ''Gotta love ["ice cream"] on a hot ["Summer"] day!''</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-06-12 20:21:31BrittanyVock <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-06-12 20:20:23BrittanyVock <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''They used to offer real whipped cream, but now use stuff from the can. Bring back the real whipped cream! And it still costs extra for whipped cream, even though it's fake now.''<br> - <br> - Unless, they use cool whip in a can, canned whipped cream is still whipped cream. It is just not as fresh.<br> - <br> -</span> Many have commented that the music selection (2003-2005) at the cafe has been rather limited, consisting mostly of Manu Chau, the Amelie soundtrack, Buena Vista Social Club, Gypsy Kings, etc. You can hear the same albums repeat if you stick around for a while. It's suggested that if you plan on staying or coming here frequently that you bring your own music. More people need to bug the owner (not the employees) about getting new music into the cafe's playlist. But, hey, at least it's not Dave Matthews band like at ["Starbucks"].<span><br> - <br> -</span> At the present time, the music list contains 3689 songs set to shuffle by album at random. They claim that every corner of the Mother Earth is represented in the selection. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Many have commented that the music selection (2003-2005) at the cafe has been rather limited, consisting mostly of Manu Chau, the Amelie soundtrack, Buena Vista Social Club, Gypsy Kings, etc. You can hear the same albums repeat if you stick around for a while. It's suggested that if you plan on staying or coming here frequently that you bring your own music. More people need to bug the owner (not the employees) about getting new music into the cafe's playlist. But, hey, at least it's not Dave Matthews band like at ["Starbucks"]. At the present time<span>&nbsp;though</span>, the music list contains 3689 songs set to shuffle by album at random. They claim that every corner of the Mother Earth is represented in the selection. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-05-29 23:43:03RMSComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 134: </td> <td> Line 134: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-05-29 23:43:03'' [[nbsp]] The new building is nice and has a great location with an excellent view. But, I do miss the smaller old location -- it seemed more personal. Also, I wish they would bring back the artist of the month and get enough chairs to fill the increased number of tables.<br> + --["Users/RMS"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-05-16 19:07:44DanAlcantaraComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 132: </td> <td> Line 132: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-05-16 19:07:44'' [[nbsp]] There really should be a rule against saving extra seats for your friends -- especially when they aren't even at Mishka's. I spied two open seats in the corner and bought a coffee, assuming the seats were available. After I made my way over and tried to put my bag down, the student next to me shoved her bag in and said she was saving the seats for her friends, but that she wasn't sure if they were even going to show up at all. I ended up taking my coffee to go because there were no seats left. The place is already ridiculously crowded without imaginary customers sitting there. --["Users/DanAlcantara"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-25 14:04:29LucyBComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 130: </td> <td> Line 130: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-03-25 14:04:29'' [[nbsp]] The new location is really great. I like to stop in and have a tea and am a huge fan of "the rule" because I can usually find a seat up front for a quick 20 minute break near the window. The tea selection is great and the choice of mugs to serve it in is really nice. I was hoping the upper deck would be part of Mishka's for outdoor seating, but I guess it will be used for another purpose. Oh well- still a great place to get a tea. --["Users/LucyB"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-25 13:06:45AlexanderHoCleaned up the pictures a bit <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(mishka_outside_2006_closer.JPG, "Outside the original location of Mishka's Cafe, May 2006.", 350, right, thumbnail)]]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(mishkaswindowshot.jpg, 200, right, thumbnail)]]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - [[Image(mishkaspoon.jpg, right, thumbnail, 250, "Innovative Ventilation")]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ==Pictures==<br> + [[Image(mishka_outside_2006_closer.JPG, "Outside the original location of Mishka's Cafe, May 2006.", 300, thumbnail)]]<br> + [[Image(mishkaswindowshot.jpg, 200, thumbnail)]]<br> + [[Image(mishkaspoon.jpg, thumbnail, 250, "Innovative Ventilation")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-25 13:03:27AlexanderHoLinked older reviews <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ["Mishka's Cafe/2008 Reviews" Reviews from 2008]<br> + * ["Mishka's Cafe/2009 Reviews" Reviews from 2009]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-25 13:00:29AlexanderHoCleaning up the reviews, going to split 2008/2009 reviews in own pages <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2008-01-27 00:54:27'' [[nbsp]] The people that frequent this place are rude and it really turns me off. I don't ever plan on returning - it's not worth it to me and I don't need to experience the sad side of humanity. You're not that cool, Mishka coffee drinkers! It's not cool to do rude things and be so full of yourselves! --["Users/ChristyMarsden"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-01-29 12:51:57'' [[nbsp]] the entire staff at mishkas is a group of completely incompitent, arrogant, and disgusting people. They're rude and have no idea what it means to be in ......CUSTOMER SERVICE. if i were the owner i would fire everyone that currently works there and find a brand new staff. --["Users/RayLo23"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-01-29 19:42:27'' [[nbsp]] Had a wonderful visit there today. The staff was very friendly and helpful and efficient. My drink wasn't quite as good as it normally is, but still very enjoyable. They're one of the best places in town to get good fresh beans too. --["Users/WesHardaker"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-02-10 20:53:53'' [[nbsp]] My girlfriend and I decided to check out Mishka's cafe this afternoon to get some coffee and do some studying. We had never heard about "the rule" before so we grabbed a seat up front since all the seating in the back was taken. My girlfriend ordered a large drink, which they had no problem charging us for even though she already had her laptop open.<br> - <br> - They put the drink out without announcing it was ready. This seemed rude but I shrugged it off. Then, after a minute, one girl came over to my table and asked us to relocate into the back or leave. She said the front area was reserved for non-students and no laptops were allowed. I asked her if we could wait with our drink until a seat opened. She said no, unless we wanted to wait outside, where it was cold. I couldn't understand why because we were the ONLY people in the front area and there was no one waiting for our seats. I mentioned this and she rudely told us to leave. We had just PAID for a drink and we were being denied seating, I felt robbed and my girlfriend looked like she wanted to burst into tears.<br> - <br> - Mishka's employees seem to be rude, mindless bureaucrats, and so my girlfriend and I decided that we will never return there. This was by far the worst first impression I've ever had at a Cafe. Judging by the other comments, the place is pretty unsanitary as well so I suppose its a good thing the horrible employees chased us off for good. --["Users/Loccster"]<br> - <br> - *Just out of curiosity, what were you doing at your table while you were waiting for your drink (I'm guessing you were at one of the Rule tables)? Because if you were studying while you waited, then that'd make sense since you were obviously breaking the Rule. I'm guessing the reason you were actually able to sit down at all was because the Rule exists (if anyone sat here, its usually because the non-Rule tables were all full). If there was no Rule, then you most likely would not have had even that table open since they'd be packed by more people (students and non-students alike...hopefully). And as far as being ignorant of the Rule, its labeled on all the tables it applies to. And they don't bend the Rule for anyone because it sets a bad example and future precedence for more Rule-breakers to follow ("Why can't I sit here too? That guy just did..."). From the way you describe the incident, it sounds like you were trying to argue the Rule (it is called the "Rule" for a reason). Being a student, I understand the demand for ["study spots"], but I also appreciate a cafe owner reserving places for people who aren't there to study and have to wait for seating just to enjoy a beverage, the morning newspaper, or just to sit with a friend. I don't mean to be unsympathetic, but it is basically a non-study zone and is officially a reserved-seating area. The closest analogy I can currently think of would be like a smoker being asked to leave a non-smoking zone (although I'm not trying to equate smoking to studying, obviously). --["Users/SunjeetBaadkar"]<br> - <br> - <br> - I would have in fact preferred all the tables were empty so that we could have gone somewhere else *before* ordering. I am aware that the rule was on the table, but being our first time there we didn't see it. Most people don't read bulletins around them because we are so used to advertisements, and we placed our stuff on the table as well, effectively occluding "the Rule".<br> - <br> - ------<br> - ''2008-03-29 11:24:14'' [[nbsp]] Ahhh, Mishka's. Can't get any more Davis than Mishka's. I like the idea of Mishka's, but I'm not crazy about the place when I'm actually there. "The Rule" doesn't bother me except when they go too far with it ( as in Loccster's case, that's just unneccessary and tacky for a business). Anyhow, I find this place too noisy and pretenious. The staff and customers take this place way too seriously. Oh and if you say anything about it, they get all, "How DARE you!" Friends have even given me the stank eye for saying such things. But I don't care because I don't recognize Mishka's as anything more than a crappy coffee shop. My suggestion is go check it out at least once. Then go elsewhere. --["Users/CurlyGirl26"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-03-29 11:40:39'' [[nbsp]] Oh and as a student, I totally empathize when it comes to finding decent study spots. It sucks to see that all the study tables are full and the front is empty. But I also think that it's important for the chatters, readers, et al, to have a place to sit and enjoy their beverages. The place came to a compromise and I think that's pretty cool. They just want to ensure that there are spaces available, which is reasonable. They just don't want ALL of their tables filled up by the people who order a $1.85 cup of coffee and park there for nine hours. --["Users/CurlyGirl26"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-04-29 18:59:44'' [[nbsp]] Wow, they probably have one of the rudest wait staff in the world. Their chai sucks, but they do have great tea flavors. This place is almost always full, I think many regulars come in to Mishka's early in the day and stay until nighttime. Mishka's should think about expanding the amount of space available and follow Coffee Grounds' example. --["Users/morpheus8100"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-05-27 17:30:36'' [[nbsp]] their thai iced tea is delicious, and it's overall a great environment. --["Users/film"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-05-31 12:05:57'' [[nbsp]] Morpheus8100, you are in luck! They ARE expanding, via moving to a new location just a block away next door to the Varsity. I'm not sure what "wait staff" you are referring to, but I've personally only had very positive interactions with their employees. I never used to go to Mishka's because of the lack of seating, then one day I tried, got a seat, and I haven't had trouble getting a seat since. I guess I'm lucky. --["Users/KernHaug"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-05-31 17:19:17'' [[nbsp]] It's true that Mishka's is going to be opening up a new place, but the actual retail floor space is only going to increase by about 100 square feet. --["Users/JeremyOgul"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-18 14:06:18'' [[nbsp]] So I tried the "French" Soda, and instead of a splash of half&amp;half, the cup was 3/4 full. It tasted AWFUL. I came back and asked for a refund/free drink and the girl who was working just gave me a blank stare. I told her that I've been a customer for 4 years and she still refused to give me a refund. I'm thinking about going to Peet's instead. This is hard to say, but loyal customers deserve to be treated with respect.<br> - <br> - Also, the cafe has become increasingly dirty over the years. The floors never appear swept, and the staff is less than professional. I've noticed that the owner is there less. That may be the reason why. --["Users/EmilyHughes"]<br> - * Good, that'll mean more seats at Mishka's. Sorry, but they don't owe you a free drink because you tried something new and didn't like it. I have also been a customer for over 4 years, tried a French soda once, and hated it. The difference is that I know that if I try something new (especially something that is described as "French"), I might not like it and the money I spent is the cost of learning that. They already let you nurture an espresso for four hours while using their electricity and WiFi, now they're supposed to comp you for poor judgement? -- ["Users/JesseSingh"]<br> - * Well...I got the drink to go, walked outside, came back with an almost full drink...I think that deserves some sort of consideration for a refund. I still go there, I just stay clear of the French sodas!! In any case, I'm looking forward to their new location...hopefully it'll be done before I'm out of grad school! ["Users/EmilyHughes"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-12 00:36:57'' [[nbsp]] A good selection of teas (mainly from The Republic of Tea and Kusmi/Kusmichoff's) that comes in a pot AND isn't brewed to death (i.e. Crepeville)= a good cafe by my definition.<br> - <br> - I do wish they carried more teas and I wouldn't disagree that for proper tea snobs, the [http://www.teaforte.com Tea Fortes] at ["Ciocolat"] make much more decent teas...but I suppose the complaint is mere wishful thinking, given that other Davis cafes don't selection (save perhaps Ciocolat, but I don't think Ciocolat offers teas in pot-form).<br> - <br> - I used to get their cappuccinos with a syrup shot a long time ago and they were divine, but I am not sure if the quality is still the same....for those who don't drink coffee/espresso but still want something resembling those yummy espresso drinks, I'd suggest trying the "mate latte" made from yerba mate.<br> - <br> - Not sure I dig the idea of Mishka's re-locating next to Varsity and messing with the tank house though... --["Users/il"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-28 00:47:49'' [[nbsp]] I like this place so far.. I've only been there once but have a feeling I'll go back often. It's a cliche coffee shop, and the baristas were very nice. My iced latte was really just an iced coffee with milk (Peet's does better with that one), but it was extra creamy and delicious. --["Users/Lala"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-28 12:25:18'' [[nbsp]] Mishka's is my favorite cafe in Davis -- a Mac-friendly place to get some work done and to run into friends. The orange walls keep me awake. --["Users/DrandyJones"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-12-04 12:04:55'' [[nbsp]] This isn't as much a complaint about Mishka's as it is about some of the people who frequent it. You are entitled to as much space as that chair gives you at the table. It is not appropriate to sprawl all of your belongings across the tables to give yourself two more spaces. If you need that much space, go to the library or something. Some people do that and it really bugs me. This isn't the fault of Mishka's though, just some of the rude, inconsiderate people who go there. I did have a positive experience thought when a girl assured me there was room for both of us at her table that she was already sitting at when she saw me walking around looking for a place to sit. --["Users/condemned2bfree"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-12-22 12:05:26'' [[nbsp]] I used to like this place. I‘ve gotten drinks there for years and overall it’s been a good place. I’ve seen both good and bad baristas. On Monday I saw another bad one. She, for whatever reason, stuck her finger in her nose when she was preparing my drink. I complained but my complaint was blown off. Disgusting. --["Users/Douglas"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-01-22 16:20:35'' [[nbsp]] I can understand why a cafe may want to create something like The Rule (although I don't necessarily agree with it, nor do I believe it ultimately improves business), but I don't know why something meant to preserve the "traditional" behavior at a cafe only includes newspapers as the only valid reading material. Why not all periodicals, like magazines or digests? --["Users/KellyM"]<br> - * I've often wondered this myself--wouldn't reading a book be 'traditional' (in a certain sense--perhaps hearkening back to the French intellectual café scene)? I'd be curious to know how to define traditional by recent history's standards. --["Users/ZacharyNorwood" ZN]<br> - * I completely agree. As much as I like the idea of The Rule to keep room for non-studying peoples, I am not the kind to read the newspaper for recreation. I like getting a black coffee and being able to read some fiction or non-fiction literature. It is a bit bothersome that I have to do it around the people studying or be outside. Maybe I'll talk to them next time I go by... --["Users/SunjeetBaadkar"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-02-08 20:01:25'' [[nbsp]] I just bought a pound of Mishka's beans, just out of curiosity. I got the medium roast, but they were so unevenly roasted it might as well have been light + medium roast. "Wow, only 11 dollars a pound? That's about 40% less than the good stuff! Sweet, I'll try it."<br> - <br> - I make a press of them and I find absolutely no good qualities in the taste. Carbon, a lot of bitterness from caffeine, generic. The high bitterness is an indication of more caffeine than usual, the beans are also a bit smaller than the usual arabica bean, which leads me to believe these are robusta. If that's not true, then they are just low quality arabica from some undisclosed location.<br> - <br> - On the cappuccino side, they have fancied it up a little since I last tried it. Milk was a thin and a little burnt, foam was still spooned in and actually stirred/whipped (???) with a spoon, espresso came through ok, a little sour and thin. Overall though, I was impressed, much better than last year and actually drinkable. Of course, this may have been a one-off. I'd give it a C. --["Users/CoffeeSnobDavis"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-02-10 20:50:46'' [[nbsp]] I'm suprised that the health dept. did not shut this place down for these conditions. --["Users/vlam"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-02-16 22:03:22'' [[nbsp]] Man, why does everyone gotta hate on the Mish?? Personally, I think its fab, you know? Sure its a little dingy, but I'd like to see any of YOU start a business with a building like that. And clearly there are enough people that like it that it stays afloat. I think the coffee is delish, and poo poo on you if you want to spend your days arguing the metaphysics of the cappuccino-ness of the cappuccino... I see those baristas sipping on that coffee allll day, no way they would drink it if it was gross.<br> - <br> - And who doesn't love some hotties with their coffee?? I think it should be renamed "Hottie Coffee" if you ask me... shazam!<br> - <br> - --["Users/really..."]<br> - <br> - As a current Mishka's Barista, I appreciate you defending us "really..." as well as for the confidence booster...I'll be sure to pass the comment along to my co-workers. Also, Mishka's has the best coffee in town, hands down. --["Users/davisite22"]<br> - * Hey davisite22, can you clarify the Rule for me? I asked a question about it earlier, you can see it if you scroll up. "really..." edited the description saying that as long as you aren't using a laptop or "cramming for a midterm" (I don't know how you actually make sure that they are cramming for a midterm), you can sit at one of the Rule tables. Is that true? I can read a book or whatever I want, as long as I'm not using a computer or studying for something? Can I write in my notebook? Can I sketch stuff? I fear sitting at those tables, even though I do not study or do work, because an employee might come up to me and tell me to leave for accidentally breaking the Rule. It says "no reading (except newspapers)", does that mean absolutely no reading except newspapers? --["Users/KellyM"]<br> - <br> - Kelly you are fine reading a book or writing in your journal...as long as it does not look like you are studying (ie. textbook) and you don't have a computer you are good to go! --["Users/davisite22"]<br> - <br> - ----I'm fine with the rule, but the "no computer" part is a little outdated since many people use their computers for reading newspapers or non-study books. I have trouble with it because most of what I want to read ''is'' online. I usually just have to grab a newspaper until a "study" spot opens up where I can then open up my computer and get to what I really want to read. I love newspapers, but sometimes I love online articles more. --["Users/KernHaug"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-04-27 15:40:07'' [[nbsp]] It sucks when you can't get a seat. They should install a WEBCAM so I can know before I go there if there will be seats. --["Users/bukj303"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-05-21 22:33:26'' [[nbsp]] How about this rule, Mishka's?<br> - How about refraining from destruction of trees in your tracks, eh?<br> - If you are to have a relationship with the community, that includes the trees, hu-man.<br> - This is to document that there has been a clear public response against the actions of the Davis RDA to approve destruction of historic trees for a building.<br> - We request that you join us in the circle of life and love to support rather than destroy the Davis forest. --["Users/RainbowVogt"]<br> - * The rest of us would appreciate if you could post the context of your comment, thanks! --["Users/condemned2bfree"]<br> - * She may be referring to construction for Mishka's new location: [http://cityofdavis.org/cdd/MishkaCafe/ ''Mishka's Cafe/Tankhouse Project'' documents]. --["Users/DukeMcAdow"]<br> - * The document states that the new proposed location for Mishka's "would demolish the existing tank house structure and residual orange grove at 604 Second Street to accommodate the construction of a new three-story, approximately 5,000 square foot (sf) commercial building between the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion." --["Users/ZacharyNorwood" ZN]<br> - * Thanks for the summary! --["Users/condemned2bfree"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-05-26 14:05:14'' [[nbsp]] Sign a petition to save the orange trees from the Mishka's development: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/SOHOT/ --["Users/RainbowVogt"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-05-26 15:12:23'' [[nbsp]] See! Money Grubbing Capitalist Pigs! --["Users/CarrieBishop"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-05-26 18:58:57'' [[nbsp]] Would the trees have to be destroyed? Couldn't they be moved? To, oh I don't know, say, the land where Target is planning on being built? --["Users/SunjeetBaadkar"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-05-26 22:12:50'' [[nbsp]] I agree that the orange trees should be saved. There are plenty of vacant storefronts in the downtown core and no need to destroy 10 of Davis' oldest trees, not to mention contributing elements to a National Historic Landmark. --["Users/em"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-06-04 15:49:17'' [[nbsp]] The best cafe' mocha I've had in a long time. --["Users/Trena"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-06-12 14:21:47'' [[nbsp]] Packed with eye candy -- I mean, grad students. Employees were friendly and quick. Not so crazy about the drinks here, as I was served a watered down chai that wasn't so... great. Good luck at finding a seat. --["Users/strawberry"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-07-12 15:05:04'' [[nbsp]] Ok, I like a good cup of coffee, which is available at a handful of cafes in Davis, but Mishkas has the BEST CINNAMON ROLLS. The cinnamon rolls are a perfect balance of moisture and sweetness. Not overly gooey or dry like cardboard, not like eating pure sugar. --["Users/HansHoglund"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-08-06 14:54:07'' [[nbsp]] I see all of these reviews and think to myself "Davis is a college town?" How is this so? With so many complainers and people not understanding how a business works. I thought college towns were educated...<br> - <br> - Numerous posts have eluded to how rude the employee's are, and their thoughts about "the Rule". Have any of you actually talked to the owner about your expierences/thoughts? Or just complained, like the rest of america. I'm sure had you done this you would think differently; after speaking with the owner and finding out what a down to earth person he is.<br> - <br> - I am working on the new cafe that will be put in next to the Varsity Theatre. The orange trees will be gone, but you can replant them if you want to pay the $17,000 a tree it costs! Sure go ahead, Blame the owner for not paying the $170,000 to move orange trees!<br> - <br> - Do some research and know what you're talking about before you complain or make outrageous comments. --["Users/TheRightThinker"]<br> - <br> - * (In response to TheRightThinker’s post) I have spoken to the owner. I have serious doubts about the truthfulness of what he says. --["Users/Douglas" former customer]<br> - <br> - * Comparing the value of trees and historical landmarks to cafés doesn’t require a formal education, nor is education prerequisite to noticing discrepancies between a planned proposal that suggests one way of treating trees and historical landmarks, and then an approved proposal that makes convenient, self-serving changes, changes that seem more monetary than value minded (in a broad sense of the word value). Having a broad sense of anything these days, however, seems increasingly reliant on some type of liberal education, whether it comes from varied life experience and a natural perspicacity, sage parents or sage books, so it makes perfect sense that in a university town students should bring a formally cultivated sense of value to bear on the issue, a sense of value that at least attempts to transcend matters of commercial development and leisurely convenience, certain lifestyle appurtenances the educated class, ironically, often take for granted, like sitting in a café with a laptop and cappuccino to study. I’m surprised there aren't more complaints. But maybe it’s because those who are capable of comparing the finer points of value would rather sidestep the issue so they can continue enjoying their cappuccinos with a clean conscience. I know I’ve been tempted. --ZN<br> - * What have the orange trees ever done for you? How have they improved your life in any way? How have they contributed to the city's property and sales tax coffers, which have a direct impact on the quality of life for the citizens of Davis? Maybe the rest of us actually think there's more "VALUE" in having new commercial space downtown with a new Mishka's rather than having some old useless orange trees. --["Users/PeteWillits" pw]<br> - * I actually empathize with your assessment, on some levels, because I went through a similar deliberative process myself, asking those very comparative questions—though for me I also asked whether I could say my own appreciation of the Mishka's experience could be held up and compared to trees and an historic location, and whether I could generalize from my experience of Mishka's to others' experiences, then make inferences from this to the net-appreciation of Mishka's. I could hold more comparative value, for example, in playing a game of chess and reading a book at Mishka's than another, who may only use Mishka's for an Internet connection. The more I considered such things, the more difficult it became to conclude one way or another, categorically, so I settled into a skeptical stance. That said, I've been a regular patron of Mishka's since 2005, yet I've had comparatively little experience with the orange trees and the surrounding courtyard. So my initial intuition, given this comparative difference in experience, naturally led me to favor Mishka's over the trees and their surrounding location, as it presently exists. Though since then I have taken a few opportunities to spend some time in the location, to look at the trees and appreciate the shaded, bricked courtyard, and to wonder how others feel about the courtyard, and how the trees do not just have value in themselves, but also symbolic value, value related to certain ways of living and certain types of experiences, value related to preserving the environment against the encroachment of development, for example; and this made me question my original intuition. After thinking on this matter for awhile, and imagining how the space could be more often appreciated, such as by having local groups meet there on occasion, for philosophic discussion or meditation, or perhaps as a space for small, public musical performances, or whatever, I realized that what we do with a space often depends on our presuppositions about what can be done with it in the first place. So I could not suppose that simply because I do not use the space, that others would do the same. For me, though, it was the idea of symbolic value that became more problematic for deciding one way or another. We cannot underestimate the power of symbolic value for a space, for it can come to represent a mode of being, a way of life that presupposes its own cultivated values, and we cannot underestimate what it means to belittle that symbolic value, for the belittlement may represent a larger, contrary set of values that have forces beyond the contested space. So there are problems with appealing to what could be called 'the tyranny of the majority' (qua Mill) on such matters--the hubris behind the multitude opinion that says what is most valuable is what the majority says is most valuable--but there is also on the other side a problem with appealing to an elect minority opinion, especially when held by someone outside the communal context. Perhaps there is more potential concrete consequence for quality-of-life linked to symbolic value than we might think. Behind a small, seemingly meaningless act can be a mass movement. As for myself, I haven't drawn any categorical conclusions, because I don’t think I can. On the one hand I don’t think we can say the orange trees are useless, either intrinsically or symbolically, but on the other I can’t say the experiences had in Mishka's are without intrinsic and symbolic value of their own, but that value is certainly not uniform. And who knows, maybe the new Mishka's won't have the same appeal as the old; maybe it'll lose its charm. The least we can say is that it’s not a straightforward matter. --ZN<br> - * (In response to PW's post) And let's get rid of all that useless art, too! Hmm, the trees around town don't exactly do that much, let's put in nice, utilitarian parking lots so people don't have to walk more than fifteen feet in any given day. Oh, it'll be good to have some new space downtown, so that we can finally have some ["Thai 2k" empty] ["Pita Pit" space] for ["Indyna Bistro" new] ["Bogey's Books" businesses] to ["Togo's" move] ["G street Shopping Center" in]. --["Users/JoePomidor"]<br> - *Fully improve the "Wow" Green Factor of the proposed addition to the already excellent and "easy-on-the-eyes" Varsity Theatre to "100% Green" (simply don't build it) -- Help the developers in their quest for Green -- sign the SOHOT (Save Our Historic Orange Trees) petition here http://www.petitiononline.com/SOHOT/ --["Users/BrianJKenyon"]<br> - <br> - * Random question: Do the orange trees provide fruit that the public can consume? Cause having something like this take up space when no one can access it is more like a museum display to me. Doesn't seem very "green" to me in comparison to places like the Tolkien Village. But I speak out of ignorance since I know nothing of the historic value of the trees since I've only lived here for ten years. Also, I have been working across the street from them for over two and I don't seem to ever see anyone outside them trying to get a petition signed or anything like that. Maybe they are here the few hours I don't work. --["Users/SunjeetBaadkar"]<br> - * Not that you haven't any point, but it should be noted that just because there isn't a swarm of people around the trees worshiping their everlasting comparative significance doesn't make them worthless. You work at a bookstore so perhaps, if you have some inkling of hierarchical literary value, you've observed how the best, timeless literature is generally overlooked for time-bound trash? Avid Reader's philosophy section, for example, is pitifully understocked and lacks most major works of significance, ancient and modern, and its classics section is even worse. Can we say such books are any less significant, intrinsically, because no one buys them? Should we not stock them because they'd just collect dust? Maybe this says something about our society's fitness to judge, our local community's as well. I'm not sure myself. Maybe Ortega was much more right about the revolt of the masses than he ever thought possible; maybe we live in a time when even booksellers care little about books and much more about taking breaks sipping badly made lattes. Again, I can't say. -Z<br> - * "Time-bound trash" is a new one. -["Users/Edwins" ES]<br> - * I apologize if I offended you with my question, I truly was speaking out of naivety of their emotional significance to you and everyone else. I only asked because of a conversation I had with a customer in my store about how she used to have dinner with her husband under the trees long ago. It made me wonder why this sort of thing still doesn't occur. Why cage it off like a zoo creature or museum piece? I think people today do not appreciate it because of how it is treated currently instead of knowing how it was treated in the past to ignite the passion that you seem to show. People would most likely care if it was incorporated into something that people actually are a part of. Can you imagine if they caged off parts of Central Park that people used to appreciate because they have some emotional connection to it? Also, I didn't mean to incite any sort of hostility towards booksellers. I do take a slight offense to your comment even though I know you phrased so you would not be accountable for its meaning. And no, I don't drink lattes, nor coffee for that matter (though when I do, it is always black, 1 sugar, no cream). I'm a water drinker, a gallon a day. And maybe some home brewed tea, on occasion. And to answer your first question: I've noticed people tend to avoid classic works of literature because when they mention what they've read to others, they tend to feel pretentious about having read Aristotle or Nietzsche instead of whatever Oprah seems to have gleaned for an hour. Supposedly, that is a bad thing. --["Users/SunjeetBaadkar"]<br> - * Tone is a hard thing to gauge online. You assume too much if you think I'm passionate or easily offended--on this issue I've been consistently evenhanded, with the exception of a tinge of sarcasm in response to your post, but that was only in reaction to what seemed to me a rather shallow, uncritical perspective on your part; even so, I wrote in a general, indirect manner to avoid any sense of personal slight, which would be pointless, really. Re-read my response and note its generality and lack of personal directedness. Maybe I misread you, but I certainty never felt offended, and I found your response puzzling, especially the presumed personal elements which were not there in the original. As for being pretentious about reading F. N. or Aristotle, perhaps you're confusing sound comparative judgment and criticism with arrogance? It's an easy thing to do. Although I have met my fair share of naive Nietzsche enthusiasts who, after reading TSZ, think themselves set apart from the herd without even knowing what that means. At any rate, my comments weren't directed at you, personally. I was extrapolating from an imagined, generic bookseller across from the new Mishka's, partially drawing on my own past experience as a bookseller when I was an undergraduate :) -Z<br> - <br> - *Sunjeet, to answer your original question, I think it's fine for the public to pick the oranges. I've done it multiple times and have never had a problem. The fence is a remnant from when there was a cafe run out of the tankhouse that served alcohol. It is a pity that it's still up, or at least that the gates are closed, as the orange grove could serve as a much needed, shady open space in the downtown area. Your analogy to Central Park is actually quite fitting; back in the 80s, the council approved a development project on what is now the south end of the park (where the farmer's market, fountain, gardens and teen center are). Luckily, it was overturned by a city vote and we now have a larger Central Park instead of a shopping center. Let's hope today's generation can be SO HOT and save our historic orange trees.<br> - <br> - In response to the numerous comments about the value of the trees versus that of a cafe, I believe we are missing the point. Yes, both are valuable in their own ways and which has more value will vary from person to person. But, this does not have to be an either/or choice. We do not have to choose the orange trees over the cafe or the cafe over the orange trees. We can have both. I am in no way against Mishka's Cafe but I am against destroying the last remnants of the original gardens and orchards that surrounded the Hunt Boyer mansion. These 10 orange trees were spared when the rest of Mansion Square was built and there is no reason they should not be spared today. I would love to see the cafe get built, just not at the expense of these defenseless trees, not to mention public open space. As Joe pointed out, there are numerous vacancies in the downtown core, including the former Indyna Bistro directly behind the trees and Bogey's books a mere half a block down E. The cafe does not have to be built on a National Register property. It does not have to remove 10 of our city's oldest trees. It does not have to destroy Davis' agricultural roots. --["Users/em"]<br> - <br> - * Em, excellent reponse without resorting to condescendance. I'm glad to be more informed now because of you. Also, I've been telling others about this new history that I have learned. I, too, hope that both the new Mishka's and the orange trees can co-exist in some manor. I actually would find it pleasant to be drinking a spot of tea with a book under the orange trees. Hopefully, someday. --["Users/SunjeetBaadkar"]<br> - * Adopting a critical response doesn't entail condescension. As Jean-Luc Picard once said, "Don't confuse style with intent." :) But yeah, good response, Em. I tried to avoid either/or type analysis myself, but that seems not to have registered. -Z<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-08-16 00:12:40'' [[nbsp]] Definitely not a favorite of mine. The atmosphere is unwelcoming in my opinion, and the last time I went there, I was served promptly in a manner that seemed like they just wanted me away. Very representative of Davis coming from a former Davis resident of nearly 30 years. --["Users/Darren22"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-08-16 00:42:44'' [[nbsp]] Definitely not my favorite coffee place in town. I ordered a latte and it tasted like crap. There was no coffee flavor to it. Either a lack of the correct number of espresso shots to milk or just weak coffee, who knows. And the place was loud with most of the chatter coming from employees behind the counter. --["Users/BrandonBarrette"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-09-22 12:05:33'' [[nbsp]] Best Coffee In Town! I'm a coffee addict who has floated around to many different coffee shops over the years, when I came to Davis a few yrs ago, I was scared of Mishka's because of the hippies, but lo and behold it turned out to be the best in town! And catching them on a morning when they are roasting beans...mmm mmm delicious...<br> - <br> - I'm not a big fan of moving that little antique building next to the Varsity for a new building, and I like that little old brick patio with the trees (which would be GREAT for an outside coffee patio), but on the other hand it's never been put to good use in the past, so if they must, that's ok with me.<br> - <br> - I don't know why so many people think they are rude, I have been going here almost every weekday for two years (and I'm not stuck-up or a yuppie!) - i have probably had 1-2 bad experiences only on weekends, which is my own fault for going there on weekends when the regulars aren't working. The staff knows me by name, and just about everyone who works there is awesome (some night/weekend staff excluded). To all the people who think they are rude, you must have either been rude to them, or just be retarded or deaf if you didn't hear them call your coffee.<br> - <br> - If you are pissed at "The Rule", then trying opening a coffee shop and letting people fill the place up while drinking free water for hours on end - it's a coffee shop and a business - not a library - it's simple math, nothing to do with opinions. Yes, many of the customers are weirdos, but that's not Mishka's fault, that all of humanity's fault. You can't walk 1/2 a block in Downtown Davis without 5 douchebags getting in your way. If you really think the crowd at Peets or Starbucks [stuck up yuppies with negative attitudes] is just sooooo awesome, then by all means go there. If you think the music sucks, go to Peets and listen to some classical crap with the yuppies from Wildhorse.<br> - <br> - If you want good coffee, and good people watching from the weirdos that hang out there, then shut up and go to Mishka's. This place rocks. --["Users/GarrettGallegos"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-10-08 21:42:01'' [[nbsp]] I think The Rule is absolutely the best thing a coffee shop could do in this day. Be thankful, coffee shops in other parts of the country are starting to simply take away the outlets. I see a lot of comments about how rude, cold, pretentious, etc. the clientele and/or staff are. I really don't get that. My experience has been positive. People in the shop have been nice to me if I had to interact and the people behind the counter were courteous and got me my coffee. Nice atmosphere overall but can't say I love the music. Will go back repeatedly. --["Users/Patrick.M"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-24 20:27:52'' [[nbsp]] Rude staff, terrible coffee and other drinks, nuff said! I studied here when I didn't know about the 24 Hours study room and have been here over 20 times, so I know the atmosphere, the people, the scene. People only come here because of the individual spots for studying. When I come here, all I see is people who look like they're on crack and staff who need to get fired! --["Users/JSlice"]<br> - <br> - * Are you sure they are not just "on caffeine" instead of crack? Some people seem to act the similarly for both. Especially those who find themselves living in coffee shops. --["Users/SunjeetBaadkar"]<br> - <br> - * Jslice, are you saying I look like I'm on crack? --["Users/KernHaug"]<br> - <br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-30 20:33:48'' [[nbsp]] Today was my first time going to Miskas. I have a lot of studying to do as finals are coming up and heard that mishka's was open until 11. When I got there (at 830pm), the back "studying" room was completely full, but the front "open room" was completely empty. I was unable to find a table and was forced to ask for my coffee in a "to go" cup. I understand their reasoning for doing this during the day, but at night, when it is completely empty, this is ridiculous. I am never coming here again, I will find another coffee shop that actually serves decent tasting coffee and allows me to sit without ridiculously conceived rules. --["Users/dmarshj"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-24 23:36:09hankimUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe?action=Files&do=view&target=newmishka.JPG">newmishka.JPG</a>.Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-24 23:35:57hankimMeant to upload earlier when I first passed it. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(newmishka.JPG, "The new location.", 350, right, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-09 20:37:16MaxLucasadded detail <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Unless, they use cool whip in a can, canned whipped cream is still whipped cream. It is just not as fresh.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-09 20:09:10BruceHansenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 282: </td> <td> Line 282: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-03-09 19:09:10'' [[nbsp]] There appears to be a problem at the new location with cell phone reception. I had no indication of signal strength on a Verizon phone, even when I stepped out the front door. I seemed that the Varsity Theater next door was blocking the signal. --["Users/BruceHansen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-09 20:04:50BruceHansenGolden 1 atm location <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-09 20:04:34BruceHansenGolden 1 atm location <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Beware if you are short on cash: Mishka's has now started accepting credit cards to which they add a 50 cent charge. This type of charge ["Credit Card Minimum Purchase" is not allowed], but remains in place. The nearest ATM is down <span>the stree</span>t at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"] <span>just to the west on the corner</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Beware if you are short on cash: Mishka's has now started accepting credit cards to which they add a 50 cent charge. This type of charge ["Credit Card Minimum Purchase" is not allowed], but remains in place. The nearest ATM is down <span>2nd Street a block wes</span>t at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"] <span>&nbsp;on the corner of ["D Street"]</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-08 16:51:56BillKendrickMap location(s) modifiedMishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-08 16:51:56BillKendrickNew location! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(mishka_outside_2006_closer.JPG, "Outside Mishka's Cafe, May 2006.", 350, right, thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(mishka_outside_2006_closer.JPG, "Outside<span>&nbsp;the original location of</span> Mishka's Cafe, May 2006.", 350, right, thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||[[Address(<span>5</span>1<span>4</span> ["2nd Street"])]] (between <span>D</span> &amp; <span>E</span> Streets)|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||[[Address(<span>6</span>1<span>0</span> ["2nd Street"]<span>&nbsp;#100</span>)]] (between <span>E</span> &amp; <span>F</span> Streets)|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-03 13:15:21BrianPakpouradded another roaster <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Mishka's Cafe''' ''Coffees, Teas &amp; Roastery'' was founded in 1995 by UC Davis Graduate student Sinisa Novakovic (whose name is pronounced more like "Sin-ee-sha," and who bears more than just a passing resemblance to Morrissey) and his former wife, Bobbi Bohart. It is a ["Cafes" café] founded "in the Old World tradition: a cozy place to meet a friend, converse, read, and relax." Mishka's is home to one of the t<span>wo</span> coffee roasters in Davis (["Cloud Forest Cafe"] <span>is the other</span>). Mishka's usually refers to the town, in jest, as ["PRD" The People's Republic of Davis]), and they serve only ["organic"] and ["fair trade"] beans. The bean origins and local roasting aim to create fair-trade ["coffee"] that is considered one of the best in town. The cafe is named after one of Sinisa's cats. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Mishka's Cafe''' ''Coffees, Teas &amp; Roastery'' was founded in 1995 by UC Davis Graduate student Sinisa Novakovic (whose name is pronounced more like "Sin-ee-sha," and who bears more than just a passing resemblance to Morrissey) and his former wife, Bobbi Bohart. It is a ["Cafes" café] founded "in the Old World tradition: a cozy place to meet a friend, converse, read, and relax." Mishka's is home to one of the t<span>hree</span> coffee roasters in Davis (["Cloud Forest Cafe"] <span>and ["The Pepper Peddler"] are the others</span>). Mishka's usually refers to the town, in jest, as ["PRD" The People's Republic of Davis]), and they serve only ["organic"] and ["fair trade"] beans. The bean origins and local roasting aim to create fair-trade ["coffee"] that is considered one of the best in town. The cafe is named after one of Sinisa's cats. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-03-03 08:14:44YesItsMeComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 277: </td> <td> Line 277: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-03-03 07:14:44'' [[nbsp]] Mishka's, dear Mishka's;<br> + your new Mcbuilding hasn't<br> + improved you at all.<br> + --["Users/YesItsMe"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-02-26 19:28:10BruceHansen(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 276: </td> <td> Line 276: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Practically all <span>c</span>o<span>ffee</span> shops have soy milk. Are you thinking of something else? --["Users/BruceHansen"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Practically all <span>espress</span>o shops have soy milk. Are you thinking of something else? --["Users/BruceHansen"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-02-26 00:45:14JenniferCook <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Beware if you are short on cash:<span>&nbsp;although</span> Mishka's has now started accepting credit cards to which they add a 50 cent charge. This type of charge ["Credit Card Minimum Purchase" is not allowed], but remains in place. The nearest ATM is down the street at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"] just to the west on the corner. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Beware if you are short on cash: Mishka's has now started accepting credit cards to which they add a 50 cent charge. This type of charge ["Credit Card Minimum Purchase" is not allowed], but remains in place. The nearest ATM is down the street at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"] just to the west on the corner. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-02-25 10:24:32BruceHansenreply <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 276: </td> <td> Line 276: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Practically all coffee shops have soy milk. Are you thinking of something else? --["Users/BruceHansen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-02-25 10:17:40ZElliottComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 274: </td> <td> Line 274: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-02-25 09:17:40'' [[nbsp]] I have recently come to enjoy Mishka's laid-back ambiance and the new Mishka's accommodates many more patrons while maintaining the same atmosphere. Mishka's, if you're listening, please add a lactose-free option for the considerable population of lactose intolerant patrons. Thanks! --["Users/ZElliott"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2011-02-05 08:03:10AveLeeno green tea ice cream for ages, no soup <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In addition to drinks, Mishka's also has a nice selection of ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" pastries] and ["candy" confections] such as croissants, macaroons, baklava, and chocolate truffles. ''When purchasing pastries, inspect carefully to see if they have been sitting out for a long time, as they do get dried out after a while if no one has ordered much lately. <span>&nbsp;</span>If you do receive a dried out or otherwise distasteful pastry, you can take it back (provided you haven't eaten half of it already) and ask for a refund or a different item.'' Many might consider the truffles to be the best in town, better than the ones at ["Ciocolat"], a chocolate-dessert-centered business. The truffles are made by a local outfit called ["Vevey Confections"]. You can also find them at ["Common Grounds"]. <span>&nbsp;They have green tea ice cream</span>.<span>&nbsp;The chicken noodle soup is believed to be Campbell's, although there are some doubt this. Check out the ice cream latte.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> In addition to drinks, Mishka's also has a nice selection of ["Cookies, Pastries, and Baked Goods" pastries] and ["candy" confections] such as croissants, macaroons, baklava, and chocolate truffles. ''When purchasing pastries, inspect carefully to see if they have been sitting out for a long time, as they do get dried out after a while if no one has ordered much lately. If you do receive a dried out or otherwise distasteful pastry, you can take it back (provided you haven't eaten half of it already) and ask for a refund or a different item.'' Many might consider the truffles to be the best in town, better than the ones at ["Ciocolat"], a chocolate-dessert-centered business. The truffles are made by a local outfit called ["Vevey Confections"]. You can also find them at ["Common Grounds"]. <span>Check out the ice cream latte</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-12-20 13:17:35CoffeeSnobDavisComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 272: </td> <td> Line 272: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-12-20 12:17:35'' [[nbsp]] Downgraded to C+ (forget the coffee, just order tea). Where have all the good baristas gone? --["Users/CoffeeSnobDavis"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-12-07 07:41:09jsbmebComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 270: </td> <td> Line 270: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-12-07 06:41:09'' [[nbsp]] been drinking the Mishka's white Mocha for 10 years...best white mocha anywhere ever. --["Users/jsbmeb"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-12-05 12:06:52TomHindsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 268: </td> <td> Line 268: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-12-05 11:06:52'' [[nbsp]] I've lived in Davis for 9 years and come to Mishka's every once and a while to work. What I love about Mishka's is the interior design, art on the wall, many outlets and tables, and the music - a lot of jazz and world music. But often when I come, I get a little irritated with the prices and sometimes the people who work here. I just paid $2.95 for a medium hot chocolate and that includes an extra .25 for the whip cream. Even in today's economy that seems a little petty and steep especially for a thriving cafe. Fortunately I usually don't order hot chocolates. The other issue is the people who work here. Over the last nine years there have been some very nice people working here but I've also experienced people, like the two women today, who come off as a little snotty. Makes me wonder if they enjoy working here and if the owner treats them well. So for me, coming to Mishka's is sometimes a mixed bag. --["Users/TomHinds"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-11-14 00:40:53DavidlmDead link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - [http://www.davislifemagazine.com/Content.aspx?m=1/1/2009&amp;cId=2036 Read about] Mishka's Cafe in ["Davis Life Magazine"].</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-11-14 00:06:03SimonFungComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 268: </td> <td> Line 268: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-11-13 23:06:03'' [[nbsp]] I was in Davis for a visit today and dropped by Mishka for coffee. I noticed near the sugar/milk station area they have a sign saying they are moving in January to a new location near the Varsity Theater. Also posted was a floor plan for the new location. It will be 2 stories and have a balcony as well. --["Users/SimonFung"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-10-29 14:25:27JonPageComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 264: </td> <td> Line 264: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-10-29 14:25:27'' [[nbsp]] Mishka's is more than a cafe´, it is an international experience!<br> + <br> + Unfortunately, I stayed away from Mishka's my first couple of years in Davis. The large orange sign did not attract me as much as the "name brand" coffee shops in town. Boy, did I miss out. One day, on a whim, I thought that I would give Mishka's a try. I was first impressed by the international feel of the cafe´. From the rustic decor, to the music playing, to the "worn in" (could have been here for 100 years) character, Mishka's to me is an excursion to anywhere in Europe, South America, and beyond. Beyond the ambience, the service is fantastic. More often than not, the baristas are friendly, knowledgeable, and obviously take pride in what they do. I believe that is a reflection of the owner. I love his "in and out" presence. He will drop in and out to see how things are going. He is not just in this to make money, it is clear that he has a vision for providing the best coffee and teas, along with adding culture to the People's Republic of Davis. Mishka's is a Davis landmark. The new location is about to open soon, and I am excited and anxious. I am excited because it will be much bigger (sometimes it is hard to find a seat). I am anxious because I hope that it does not lose any of it's "old world" charm. It seems that Mishka's attracts students (and on-students) from all over the world. There is not a day that I do not here at least two or three non-English languages spoken in the store. Is is special and unique, even for an international town like Davis. I wish the best for the future of Mishka's! --["Users/JonPage"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-09-17 22:22:12MbrowneComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 262: </td> <td> Line 262: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-09-17 22:22:12'' [[nbsp]] The barista burned the milk in the latte, the scone was tasteless and the chocolate was sub-par. No complaints about the people or the service, but it's expensive food and drink that isn't very good. --["Users/Mbrowne"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-06-24 11:17:11advogtComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 260: </td> <td> Line 260: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-06-24 11:17:11'' [[nbsp]] I had a latte and a slice of cake, of some kind. Latte was extremely watered down and the cake was completely solid in the middle (frozen, I presume). Not good at all. Only visit, last visit. --["Users/advogt"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-06-11 10:42:30MarioMComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 258: </td> <td> Line 258: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-06-11 10:42:30'' [[nbsp]] In my opinion Mishka's has the best coffee in town. However, its a shame that Mishka's Cafe has turned out to be a study lounge for students. Every time I walk into their place there is no where to sit besides "The Rule" tables, which in my opinion they should switch the "Non-Rule" tables to Rule tables and the Rule tables to Non-Rule tables. First and foremost its a CAFE! NOT a lounge for smug ass students writing their worthless papers on meaningless topics that contribute nothing to humanity. Its ridiculous how some people justify being there for 5+ hours. Its fortunate that their coffee is so good or else there would be no reason t return, unless your a douche of course. --["Users/MarioM"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-05-11 11:24:24ElaineKComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 250: </td> <td> Line 250: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-05-11 11:24:24'' [[nbsp]] I've returned here a few times since my first visit because they make a decent soy latte. The atmosphere is also more conducive to studying than, say, starbucks. But after an unfortunate encounter with the "customer service" they have to offer at this establishment, I will seriously reconsider coming back here any time soon. And yes, this does concern the absurd RULE.<br> + <br> + Why this cafe blatantly discriminates amongst its different types of patrons is truly beyond me. Why should I essentially be refused a place to sit when I pay the same $3.30 for my latte as a non-student? A note to Mishka's management: You operate your business in a UNIVERSITY-centered community. Turning away paying student customers, to anyone with a basic understanding of economics, is an IDIOTIC mistake. And not only that, but the staff is incredibly rude about it.<br> + <br> + Yes, I was sitting in the "study-free zone". Yes, i was on my laptop. But there were absolutely NO seats in the "student" section, whereas EVERY SINGLE seat in the front of the cafe was open. When the barista rudely approached me and told me that I needed to relocate immediately, I easily explained that I was waiting for a seat in the student section to open up. I had made the mistake of assuming this individual had a soul. Wrong. She told me, and I quote, "There are plenty of spaces available; you'll just have to tell someone to move. Otherwise, you'll have to leave." Honestly? I mean, really? This is what I get for trying to support local businesses?<br> + <br> + I know I am hardly the only person to have experienced this ridiculous treatment at the hands of the intolerable staff. I urge you to reconsider your choice of Mishka's, a busniess that has honestly lost sight of how paying customers deserve to be treated. --["Users/ElaineK"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-05-08 00:33:09lunelectroniqueComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 248: </td> <td> Line 248: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-05-08 00:33:09'' [[nbsp]] I enjoy studying at Mishka's. For some reason I find it better than Shields library, probably because there's just a nice drone of regular talk that evens out after awhile, and people are actually serious about working. They have great tea and the little chocolate-covered espresso bean you get with hot drinks rock. I find that the rudeness factor depends on the day. Sometimes the staff can be quite rude, except for the brown-straight-haired girl who is always super cheerful and sweet. Once they were out of scones and she offered to make a new batch! I've had some bad experiences with the others, nothing extreme but I just get the feeling they'd rather not be there, or they'd rather *I* not be there. I don't need them to be saccharin sweet, but I've been ignored a number of times after asking a direct question, and it really wouldn't hurt to crack a smile every once in awhile. I asked for an espresso bean once because I got an iced coffee drink... the sweet girl smiled and said "Sure, no problem!" The next time I asked, someone else, I was told in a sharp voice, "You know, we don't give espresso beans with cold drinks" and she handed it to me as though she were doing me a favor. The students that study there are also in-between. Sometimes students will leave their stuff scattered all over two tables on a busy day and go and get lunch or take a walk--who knows, except for more than 1/2 hour their stuff sits there while other people who want to study are s.o.l. This isn't Mishka's fault but the student's, of course. But I'd rather end on a positive note because I really do love this café. Overall they've got good coffee, I love the fact that it's served in ceramic cups if it's for-here and I've seen "The Rule" handled very politely each time someone unknowingly sat there. --["Users/lunelectronique"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-03-23 10:53:39AnniieRoseComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 246: </td> <td> Line 246: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-03-23 10:53:39'' [[nbsp]] I heard from somewhere that Mishka's cafe has a list of people who have met there and gotten married. Super interesting. Does anyone know if this list really exists and if public, where I can find it? --["Users/AnniieRose"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-03-23 10:30:43hankimDeleted duplicate comment. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 246: </td> <td> Line 246: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2010-03-23 10:28:27'' [[nbsp]] When I was a sophomore in college, my big-big sis in my sorority who had already graduated and was then working on her masters took me out to dinner downtown and we passed by this curious little cafe on our journey to the dinner destination. In those days, I didn't care much about studying but she said to me, "if you need a place to study where you won't know many people who will distract you, go to Mishka's Cafe. Its full of graduating seniors and grad students serious about getting their work done."<br> - <br> - I didn't visit Mishka's till my 4th year in Davis. Yes, that was when I decided to start getting SERIOUS about graduating. That's when I began to spend countless days at Mishka's writing essays, reading books, studying, or just escaping from the craziness of the world outside of my now FAVORITE cafe in Davis. The atmosphere Mishka's offers is most conducive to studying, I have found. There is free hi-speed wifi, unlike other places where signal is shit and/or you would need to pay for wifi. I would choose to study at Mishka's over studying at the library, home or any other place in Davis any day! And in terms of coffee breaks or little coffee dates, Mishka's is the best place to go because they reserve a small area where no laptops are allowed, the section is for good ol reading or having a talk over a cup of coffee. They also seem to have great taste in the music they play.<br> - <br> - I'm a fan of teas, and Mishka's has a variety of green, black and white teas. My favorite is the genmaicha, also known as the Tea of Inquiry. It combines green tea with toasted rice, producing a very tranquil tea experience. This or coffee, paired with a good book, a homework assignment and the environment of Mishka's = A+ grade in your classes.<br> - <br> - I'm now a graduate of UC Davis. I think I owe this to you, Mishka's Cafe!!!! I love you Mishka, whoever you are!!!!! Thanks for opening up your cafe!!! :) --["Users/AnniieRose"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-03-23 10:28:27AnniieRoseComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 246: </td> <td> Line 246: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-03-23 10:28:27'' [[nbsp]] When I was a sophomore in college, my big-big sis in my sorority who had already graduated and was then working on her masters took me out to dinner downtown and we passed by this curious little cafe on our journey to the dinner destination. In those days, I didn't care much about studying but she said to me, "if you need a place to study where you won't know many people who will distract you, go to Mishka's Cafe. Its full of graduating seniors and grad students serious about getting their work done."<br> + <br> + I didn't visit Mishka's till my 4th year in Davis. Yes, that was when I decided to start getting SERIOUS about graduating. That's when I began to spend countless days at Mishka's writing essays, reading books, studying, or just escaping from the craziness of the world outside of my now FAVORITE cafe in Davis. The atmosphere Mishka's offers is most conducive to studying, I have found. There is free hi-speed wifi, unlike other places where signal is shit and/or you would need to pay for wifi. I would choose to study at Mishka's over studying at the library, home or any other place in Davis any day! And in terms of coffee breaks or little coffee dates, Mishka's is the best place to go because they reserve a small area where no laptops are allowed, the section is for good ol reading or having a talk over a cup of coffee. They also seem to have great taste in the music they play.<br> + <br> + I'm a fan of teas, and Mishka's has a variety of green, black and white teas. My favorite is the genmaicha, also known as the Tea of Inquiry. It combines green tea with toasted rice, producing a very tranquil tea experience. This or coffee, paired with a good book, a homework assignment and the environment of Mishka's = A+ grade in your classes.<br> + <br> + I'm now a graduate of UC Davis. I think I owe this to you, Mishka's Cafe!!!! I love you Mishka, whoever you are!!!!! Thanks for opening up your cafe!!! :) --["Users/AnniieRose"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-03-23 10:27:59AnniieRoseComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 238: </td> <td> Line 238: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-03-23 10:27:59'' [[nbsp]] When I was a sophomore in college, my big-big sis in my sorority who had already graduated and was then working on her masters took me out to dinner downtown and we passed by this curious little cafe on our journey to the dinner destination. In those days, I didn't care much about studying but she said to me, "if you need a place to study where you won't know many people who will distract you, go to Mishka's Cafe. Its full of graduating seniors and grad students serious about getting their work done."<br> + <br> + I didn't visit Mishka's till my 4th year in Davis. Yes, that was when I decided to start getting SERIOUS about graduating. That's when I began to spend countless days at Mishka's writing essays, reading books, studying, or just escaping from the craziness of the world outside of my now FAVORITE cafe in Davis. The atmosphere Mishka's offers is most conducive to studying, I have found. There is free hi-speed wifi, unlike other places where signal is shit and/or you would need to pay for wifi. I would choose to study at Mishka's over studying at the library, home or any other place in Davis any day! And in terms of coffee breaks or little coffee dates, Mishka's is the best place to go because they reserve a small area where no laptops are allowed, the section is for good ol reading or having a talk over a cup of coffee. They also seem to have great taste in the music they play.<br> + <br> + I'm a fan of teas, and Mishka's has a variety of green, black and white teas. My favorite is the genmaicha, also known as the Tea of Inquiry. It combines green tea with toasted rice, producing a very tranquil tea experience. This or coffee, paired with a good book, a homework assignment and the environment of Mishka's = A+ grade in your classes.<br> + <br> + I'm now a graduate of UC Davis. I think I owe this to you, Mishka's Cafe!!!! I love you Mishka, whoever you are!!!!! Thanks for opening up your cafe!!! :) --["Users/AnniieRose"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-03-23 10:27:17MandyButlerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 236: </td> <td> Line 236: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-03-23 10:27:17'' [[nbsp]] Mishka's coffee is THE BEST! My husband and I are frequent visitors. When we are not drinking the coffee there, we are brewing it at home. I buy beans on Tuesdays after they are roasted. The staff is super friendly; Desiree know our names and our order. It is a cozy and inviting environment and one of my favorite things about Davis. --["Users/MandyButler"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-02-21 17:25:59KernHaugJslice leaves ridiculous &amp; hyper-sensitive customer service comments everywhere. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 214: </td> <td> Line 214: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Jslice, are you saying I look like I'm on crack? --["Users/KernHaug"]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-02-17 18:29:24WesHardakerTurns out Hunan's has moved and G1 isn't next to it any longer. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Beware if you are short on cash: although Mishka's has now started accepting credit cards to which they add a 50 cent charge. This type of charge ["Credit Card Minimum Purchase" is not allowed], but remains in place. The nearest ATM is down the street at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"]<span>, next to ["Hunan"]</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Beware if you are short on cash: although Mishka's has now started accepting credit cards to which they add a 50 cent charge. This type of charge ["Credit Card Minimum Purchase" is not allowed], but remains in place. The nearest ATM is down the street at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"]<span>&nbsp;just to the west on the corner</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-02-16 23:23:32TomGarbersonRemoved suggestion to talk to mgr; see CC min. purchase page for why <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Beware if you are short on cash: although Mishka's has now started accepting credit cards to which they add a 50 cent charge. This type of charge ["Credit Card Minimum Purchase" is not allowed]<span>&nbsp;and</span> p<span>atrons should mention this to the manager</span>.<span>&nbsp;</span> The nearest ATM is down the street at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"], next to ["Hunan"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Beware if you are short on cash: although Mishka's has now started accepting credit cards to which they add a 50 cent charge. This type of charge ["Credit Card Minimum Purchase" is not allowed]<span>, but remains in</span> p<span>lace</span>. The nearest ATM is down the street at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"], next to ["Hunan"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-02-16 23:16:21PhilipNeustromagree that this is off-topic, moving to that cc page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * The possible downside to raising it with the manager is that businesses who do away with fees often just increase prices across the board. ["Cargo Coffee"], for example, just raised their prices on ''all'' coffee by 30 cents or so when they got rid of the credit fee. --["Users/TomGarberson"]<br> - * it is worth noting that when business accept credit cards they sign a merchant agreement. They can't give you a fee, but they sure can provide a cash incentive! ["Daubert"]<br> - * Minimum charges are technically a violation (rarely enforced), but a adding fee is not. The merchant agreement vaugely states you cannot add an advertised "surcharge", but convenience fees are nothing new. Even the ["Yolo County"] [http://www.yolocounty.org/index.aspx?page=1661 website] charges you 2.5% to use a credit card. Anybody that uses Ticketmaster or a similar website is also aware of added "fees". As long as merchants add it (and report it) as a separate line item on their receipts, it's perfectly legit. Most small businesses that do add a surcharge bypass this step, however, because the credit card processors rarely enforce these formalities. The card companies don't care anyhow, because they get a % of the credit card sales... so they actually make money on the fees. --["KevinWan"]<br> - *Since this is fully discussed on http://daviswiki.org/Credit_Card_Minimum_Purchase, which is a page devoted to the topic of minimum charge policies, could you folks kindly take this discussion there and remove your comments from this page? That would be great. Because right now, this whole discussion is in the middle of a page about Mishka's. Unfortunately, if I move these comments, there is a particular editor who will instantly revert my change. So I'd really appreciate it if you all would take care of this situation. --["Users/DonShor"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-02-16 23:01:03DonShor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *Since this is fully discussed on http://daviswiki.org/Credit_Card_Minimum_Purchase, which is a page devoted to the topic of minimum charge policies, could you folks kindly take this discussion there and remove your comments from this page? That would be great. Because right now, this whole discussion is in the middle of a page about Mishka's. Unfortunately, if I move these comments, there is a particular editor who will instantly revert my change. So I'd really appreciate it if you all would take care of this situation. --["DonShor"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> *Since this is fully discussed on http://daviswiki.org/Credit_Card_Minimum_Purchase, which is a page devoted to the topic of minimum charge policies, could you folks kindly take this discussion there and remove your comments from this page? That would be great. Because right now, this whole discussion is in the middle of a page about Mishka's. Unfortunately, if I move these comments, there is a particular editor who will instantly revert my change. So I'd really appreciate it if you all would take care of this situation. --["<span>Users/</span>DonShor"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-02-16 22:59:58DonShorTalk page is the next step, folks <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ *Since this is fully discussed on http://daviswiki.org/Credit_Card_Minimum_Purchase, which is a page devoted to the topic of minimum charge policies, could you folks kindly take this discussion there and remove your comments from this page? That would be great. Because right now, this whole discussion is in the middle of a page about Mishka's. Unfortunately, if I move these comments, there is a particular editor who will instantly revert my change. So I'd really appreciate it if you all would take care of this situation. --["DonShor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-02-16 22:46:15KevinWanthe gray area <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Minimum charges are technically a violation (rarely enforced), but a adding fee is not. The merchant agreement vaugely states you cannot add an advertised "surcharge", but convenience fees are nothing new. Even the ["Yolo County"] [http://www.yolocounty.org/index.aspx?page=1661 website] charges you 2.5% to use a credit card. Anybody that uses Ticketmaster or a similar website is also aware of added "fees". As long as merchants add it (and report it) as a separate line item on their receipts, it's perfectly legit. Most small businesses that do add a surcharge bypass this step, however, because the credit card processors rarely enforce these formalities. The card companies don't care anyhow, because they get a % of the credit card sales... so they actually make money on the fees. --["KevinWan"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Mishka's Cafehttp://daviswiki.org/Mishka%27s_Cafe2010-02-16 22:17:27NickSchmalenberger(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Mishka's Cafe<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Beware if you are short on cash: although Misha's has now started accepting credit cards to which they add a 50 cent charge. This type of charge ["Credit Card Minimum Purchase" is not allowed] and patrons should mention this to the manager. The nearest ATM is down the street at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"], next to ["Hunan"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Beware if you are short on cash: although Mish<span>k</span>a's has now started accepting credit cards to which they add a 50 cent charge. This type of charge ["Credit Card Minimum Purchase" is not allowed] and patrons should mention this to the manager. The nearest ATM is down the street at the ["Golden 1 Credit Union"], next to ["Hunan"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div>