Brenham, Texas: Coffee Shop DoppelgangerIt's a life-size, realistic papier-mache sculpture of a man at work on a laptop at his coffeehouse "office" -- seated in a real coffeehouse... which has a giant cup on the roof.
- 1120 S. Market St., Brenham, TX
- Mobius Coffeehouse. On the west side of S. Market St./Business US 290, one block north of E. 6th St.
- M-Th 7-8, F 7-9, Sa 8-8 (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Coffee Shop Doppelganger
Since we were driving through town anyway, of course we had to stop. The coffee shop was everything that a small town coffee shop should be. The doppelganger is right by the door and you can see him through the window from the parking lot. When we walked in they had a large spider sitting on him for Halloween, so it was easy to pick him out of the crowd.[Danielle O., 11/03/2013]
I parked outside and entered the coffee shop, excited that I could see the lookalike through the large window. I really had a difficult time distinguishing the paper mache model from the real customers, even though he only sat several feet away. A local artist, Alan Gerson, who also designed the Big Texas Gun near Brenham, noticed a regular, Blaine, that would set up shop with his laptop in a corner of the Mobius Coffee shop, day after day, using it as his office. Wondering what would happen if he had to skip a day and couldn't come in, Gerson decided to make an exact paper mache likeness of Blaine to sit in the same booth.[Chris Harmon, 06/15/2013]
This cup was built by a high school student -- 18-year-old Lonnie Armstrong of Brenham -- for the coffee shop roof where it sits. It is made of a wooden frame and fiberglass, is over 6 feet tall, weighs 200 pounds, and was completed in August of 2010.[Patty Dalrymple, 09/01/2012]
This life-size papier-mache sculpture is of a man at work on a laptop at his coffeehouse "office." The sculpture takes people by surprise as they come into the coffee shop. He is dressed for work in suit and tie, and can be seen through the window by people passing by.[Alan Gerson, 08/19/2012]
Sculpted by local artist Alan Gerson. It's a likeness of a man named Blaine, who's apparently a regular at the coffee shop.