The topic outside the Osterville Village Café Tuesday morning among three self-proclaimed “regulars” may not have been high-minded, but it was lively.
“We’re talking about people. We’re gossiping,” said the man, who gave his name as Mario Bevalaqua of Centerville, though the two ladies with him called him, Jay.
“There’s no intelligent conversation,” he said.
One of the ladies, who declined to give her name, explained further. Their topic, she said, was “what’s happening with ourselves and catching up.”
“And you have to have a good sense of humor,” she added.
Just as regulars do, the three immediately noticed the reporter in their midst did not belong.
“We’re regulars. We know you’re different,” Bevalaqua said.
Inside, the café is set up like an old-fashioned soda fountain, with a long counter for patrons. It’s been a gathering place under various names and various owners for decades.
Behind the counter, staffer Crystal Thomson, was helping customers.
She said the morning had been relatively busy as the season picks up steam.
“I think it’s going to be a good summer. I think it’s going to be busy. I’m seeing a lot of familiar faces coming in,” she said.
Café owner Jason Warren said his restaurant attracts a lot of locals and summer people, as well as local business people whose offices are nearby on Main Street.
Warren said the most popular cup of Joe they serve is their Morning Blend, made from coffee beans roasted locally the previous day in Plymouth.
The Osterville Village Café at 3 Wianno Avenue is open from 7 AM to 4 PM. On Sundays, it is open 7 AM to 2 PM.
– Laura M. Reckford