Where We’re Drinking
Butterfly Herbs. I’ve lived in Missoula for six years and have resented them for being too hip since I moved here. What kind of coffee shop doesn’t take credit cards in 2019? Who do you think you are? Instead of paying, can I just barter this patchouli I grew in my garden? So imagine how annoyed I was when I came in after a half-decade boycott to discover that it is charming, adorable and approachable? I’m not gonna lie, guys, I was looking forward to slamming them, but they’ve made it impossible and for that, I kind of resent them more.
What We’re Drinking
A chai milkshake, and of course, it’s delicious. Thanks for giving me nothing to work with, Butterfly. It’s $5.50, but substantial in size and they even give you extra in a separate cup. It’s so rich and thick that you’ll be better off using the spoon, but that’s to be expected since it’s under the “Ice Cream” section of the menu.
It turns out the only reason I’ve hated Butterfly Herbs all these years is because my ex-boyfriend (who dumped me and then gave me a copy of Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” to cope) took me there once to catch up. Apart from the fact that they forced me to swing by an ATM before getting my milkshake, it’s just like any other downtown Missoula café, just with more loose tea and a better ceiling.