by Zach Miller
Ruta Maya is a large coffee house on the south end of town that not only brews a good cup of jo but also hosts a variety of latin american cultural events.
This mellow pad is a great place to hang out for many reasons. Ruta Maya roasts their own fair trade arabica beans that are imported from Chiapas Mexico.
They have a very decently priced cigar shop in the back, if thats your thing.
They have a bar at night which accompanies their dancing on certain days of the week.
Ruta Maya even has open mic nights which often host spanish speaking/singing artists, which is pretty cool. With yoga classes salsa classes and poetry readings, Ruta Maya has so much to offer so many people.
Anywhere I can go to do yoga, dance some salsa, and get some locally roasted coffee scores high in my book.
This awesome venue is a coffee shop by day but really a cultural hotspot in disguise.