It was with great sadness that I discovered my favorite coffee shop, Cafe Monet, is now out of business.
Unlike the big-chain shops, the Monet was unique, strictly Santa Maria. It was a place to meet friends or merely to take an enjoyable rest during a long walk, and always under the watchful eyes of Hoover the fish.
It is to be hoped that someone will buy this place and reopen soon. As a word of advice to the new owners — please leave it exactly as it was.
Donald G. Smith