Fall through the Krack's
Krakatoa (1128 25th St)sits on the main drag, but setting foot on the porch of this remodeled craftsman transported me to an open-air, tree-house sprawling greenery over its outside deck. A secluded back table under “nature’s roof” had me listening for rain forest noises amongst its overgrown, yet well kept foliage and feeling like a character in Swiss Family Robinson (if they served coffee.)
The interior also seems oddly out of place, but in the most delightful way. It’s as if someone left a pastry case in the living room and no one had the audacity to mention it. Both elements brought a fantastical, care-free flare to this ordinary, little shop.
Their smoothies, not the healthy fruit ones (that they do offer), but indulgent choices like the peanut butter and banana smoothie with frozen yogurt are worth the gluttony. If you’re feeling lucky, punk, then try the strawberry cheesecake smoothie-it’s a little rich (cream cheese will do that!) They offer sandwiches made with telera rolls (whole wheat Mexican bread) and also serve it toasted with butter and cinnamon sugar. It makes for a warm breakfast treat at this hideaway that’s still on the beaten path.