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Mod Coffee and Tea House submitted by peter
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***NO LONGER FULLY VEG***

***UPDATE 12/26/08: I don't know why I didn't do this months ago, but nevertheless, it is important to know that Galveston suffered a direct hit from Hurricane Ike. The downtown Strand area was especially devastated. Mod may or may not exist anymore, or may be undergoing big changes. Call first.***

Mod Coffee is a cafe located in the historic downtown area in Galveston, Texas. In addition to the expansive drink menu, which supposedly includes the best coffee in town, there is also a lunch menu of about 10-12 mostly-veg items.

About half of these are vegan, and all of them are pre-made and located in a fridge by the register. The food is a bit pricey, some of it's organic, and the taste is pretty good depending on what you get. The Thai Wrap is hearty and filling, the salads are decent, and skip the tasteless spring rolls. For dessert, try the apple streusel bread, the only vegan baked good they have. If you don't want coffee or tea, there's a fridge filled with Odwalla.

The ambiance alone is worth the trip there. It's located on a cool block on Postoffice St. downtown. Art galleries and antique shops dot the area, and all the buildings are 150 years old. Mod itself has a nice theme, with art on the walls and an eclectic assortment of background music. This is definitely the hipster/yuppie hangout for Galveston.

Other items of interest:
* This is the only place I know of (besides the obligatory Subway) that serves for-sure vegan grub within 30 miles. So yeah, I appreciate this place.
* Mod is a wi-fi hotspot
* There is a quasi-progressive bulletin board, as well as some reading material. There's also the New York Times.
* The coffee is organic and fair trade.
* This is an independent, locally-owned and operated place, and the couple that owns it are super sweet.

Mod is nothing spectacular by any means, and it's not a sole reason to come down here. But if you wind up here for some reason or another (god forbid) make sure to check out Mod Coffeehouse.

UPDATE:

Apparently they have gone the Spiderhouse route and have started selling deli sandwiches! *Sigh*

NO LONGER A FULLY VEG ESTABLISHMENT
Address: 2126 Postoffice St. (@ 22nd St.), Galveston, TX | Hours: | Phone:
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