The holidays get a bad rep for social whiplash: after the family get-togethers, high school reunions, and happy New Years run their course, who can help feeling a little run-down? In these first free days of 2023, as things go back to normal, we return to our routine hangouts with the friends we see every day and who we've missed in these holiday months.
DIY gift exchanges, belated birthday presents for Capricornian pals, catch ups with roommates back from winter break, and chill coffees sipped slowly, knowing there's no more social obligations to run off to. Time returns to its natural state. "Happy new year!" we hear our crew shout from the corner booth as we enter Ray's Cafe, gift bags in tow.
Happy New Year.
Ray's Cafe & Tea House
141 N 9th Street
Philadelphia PA, 19107