ADDRESS: 253 W. 51st.
NEW YORKER TRANSLATION: 51st between 7th and 8th
PLUG SITUATION: It’s average. There are a couple plugs near the walls.
SEATING: There are five tables intended for two people. Each of them have stools to sit on but they’re not exactly super comfortable. There is also a set of bar stools facing the window.
WIFI: It works. It’s not fast enough to upload anything. I had to use my personal wifi hotspot for that.
BATHROOM SITUATION: It has one. It’s gender neutral intended for one person.
NOISE LEVEL: Not bad. It’s comfortable.
LIGHTING: I am not a fan. It has a very Starbuck-esque feel. It’s not fluorescent but it’s pushing the line. The tile floor situation may have something to do with its rather starbucks kind of feel
FOOD: This is the strong suit for this place. The pastries are a work of art. The coffee is solid and they have decaf.
OVERALL: This is a solid option for a meeting in the area (which is why I came here in the first place). It’s a good place to sit down and answer some emails for a bit but it doesn’t exactly feel like a warm and inspiring place.
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