240 W. Nine Mile Rd.
is just that sort of place ....a warm, friendly atmosphere, the occasional exciting event, with coffee and food.
The best day to hang out is Saturday- you could run into a children's piano recital or find yourself swept up in a rally for sanity and once a year you could become part of an assembly line which means you won't go home for three days and three nights.
The best evening, you need to find for yourself- I prefer Wednesday's - since open mic is Tues, Wed and Thurs- its hard to say what evening you might enjoy. Its never really quiet at AJ's- much like a home- but you'll have pockets of peaceful reflective time or get distracted by an spot of poetry, jarred by a spontaneous group of bluegrass twangers (I say that with affection, its quite amazing!) or stunned by a 14 year old country shooting star that belts out popular tunes with delight.
ah- but you probably want to know about the coffee....it's always been good, hot and well priced- but lately a touch is added to peak your buds- "AJ's Assembly Line Blend - Industrial Strength Coffee" Find out more by visiting, http://www.assemblylineconcert.com/sponsorship/coffee
The food offerings are eclectic and freshly made, the coffee varieties are well-developed and the company is anywhere from plain ol' locals jammin tunes to young, hip and gorgeous.
I challenge you to find your favorite day or evening, hang out, drink, eat and absorb.