May 9, 2006 > Hometown atmosphere and awesome service
Hometown atmosphere and awesome service
by Diane La Mountaine
If you haven't been to Paddy's Coffee House at 3900 Smith Street in West Union City, put it on your to do list. Paddy Iyer opened his Coffee House a little over three years ago and in this short span of time, has reached out to the community in ways too numerous to count. He offers a great food and drink venue - serving sandwiches and, with summer around the corner, great salads will also make an appearance.
Resident chef Chris is the one responsible for the menu and, in keeping with Paddy's philosophy of "be local, buy local," is happy to announce that they are now serving pastries and other delicious goodies from the Vienna Bakery in Fremont. Patron's were also looking for loose leaf tea, so Paddy teamed up with Salon de Bleu Moon in Union City and will offer their fine selection of hand-crafted, natural varietals of tea.
Paddy's "wall" has become the "gallery" for year-round revolving art shows including local adult artists, Juneko Martinson, Enrique Romero, Johnny Rio, Ann-Marie Haley, Fanny Cain, Marie Coveney, Michael Root, Kathy Smith, Angie Villegas, Mr. Divyesh Muni and Mrs. Vineeta Muni and local art from students in elementary and high school.
Many of these artist and quite a few new ones will be participating in the Annual Sharing the Arts Show that runs from May 6 through 13, with a closing reception on the 13 at 6:00 p.m. with live music.
The Fall Festival of Art and Wine will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, a fun event centered around Paddy's. This will be the third festival for Union City.
Recently, Paddy noticed harried expressions and furrowed brows on some of his customers. He discovered a disease brought on by "exam finals and term tests." To ease the pain for the entire month of May, Paddy's will be open 24 hours - Saturday to Thursday, closing early on Friday.
Paddy's Coffee House
3900 Smith Street, Union City