The Bunker is a great place to grab a bite to eat and relax. The calm and artsy atmosphere is ideal for writers, artists, students, and introverts. I don't really enjoy places that are filled with chatter and too many humans. I went on a Sunday, so maybe it was just slow that day. I can't imagine why this place wouldn't get business. Their chicken salad croissant and iced chai tea latte were tasty!
It suddenly occurred to me as I stepped over the threshold. This is a 1920s speakeasy prohibition style coffee shop. The name should have revealed that to me, but somehow it didn't. For those who don't know, a blind tiger is another term used during Prohibition to describe an establishment which illegally sold alcohol. The coffee is Buddy Brew, a local here in Tampa, so I already knew it would be fantastic.
After I ate, I walked around Ybor for a bit to clear my head and enjoy my surroundings. I've been here many times before, but it's always nice to come back. Mostly I kept thinking about how much I miss photography and that I need to buy a camera soon. My problem is that the market is so large and there are so many cameras to choose from. My ideal camera would be small enough to carry around with me every day, no interchangeable lens, and great image quality. I currently have my heart set on the Panasonic LX100, but that may change.
Last, but not least, I visited Oxford Exchange. This enchanted bookstore reminded me of who I truly am and how much I've strayed away from that girl, now woman.