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The Return: Another Kind Café Car Gathering

It finally happened! After being on hiatus since the beginning of 2020, one of my favorite little car gatherings has returned. The show I speak of is at a cute little café in Laguna Canyon called Another Kind Café. Some of my favorite car shows are the small intimate ones where friends gather to catch up and talk cars... this one checks all the boxes for me.

Another Kind Café is an amazing little café that is referred to as a cross-culture canteen that uses locally sourced ingredients and crafts its delectable food with love. They have a full menu of incredible Vietnamese food, along with café style setup that offers Vietnamese iced coffee, drip coffee, cappuccinos, and much more. From their website, "We bring a taste of culinary traditions from across Vietnam, using fresh prime ingredients sourced directly from the country and other parts of the world. Our curated recipes are designed with love, heart and passion. We are proud of the specialties our restaurant has to offer. All of our food is freshly made at the time of order." Along with being food lovers, the owners love cars as well! As they arrived in a Porsche 912, so awesome!

The show had a start time of 9:00am, so naturally I arrived at 8:30am and was the first one there. I waited for about 15 minutes before a few cars started to roll in, with the first two being a Porsche and probably the cleanest Ferrari 348 TS I have ever seen.

As soon as 9:00am hit, a majority of the attendees started showing up. One of those attendees was Colin (Instagram: colin_cam) and his doggo, Toby, in the MG. We greeted each other and talked about MGs and how much fun they are to drive while checking out another MG GT. I did not realize how affordable MGs are to purchase... now I am tempted to get one for a fun open air weekend driver someday.

After catching up with Colin, Mr. Ted7 (Instagram: iamted7) and Sandrine arrived and had no camera in hand, which is a strange sight. But, I completely understand as their studio has been in overdrive mode, shooting and editing constantly for clients. I was happy to see they were able to make it out to a smaller event and enjoy it instead of photographing the whole thing.

Sometimes, you need to step away from the camera and just enjoy the people and the cars. As we usually do, we grabbed coffee from within the café and spoke about printing methods and techniques.

The meet at Another Kind Café is a great little meet to attend that is very low-key. Such a great way to start off a Saturday. As per usual, I ended up talking most of the time and did not take many photographs (uhggg).

As always, below is the small photo gallery from the day. Enjoy:



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