We took our friends Thomas and Pei to Empire Cafe, one of our favorite spots in Montrose today. They live only a few minutes from the the Montrose area but have yet to explore all the cafes and restaurants around that neighborhood. I’ve been craving some Italian soda lately anyway and Empire makes some p r e t t y good hazelnut flavored cream sodas. If you’re in the neighborhood you should definitely stop by to try their homemade cakes. Berry white and Hawaiian flavored cakes are so delicious and fluffy and always reminds me of Andrew, who likes to eat his cake before entrees.