NEIGHBORHOOD: Upper West Side
ADDRESS: 224 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024
NEW YORKER TRANSLATION: 79th St between Amsterdam and Broadway
PLUG SITUATION: Seems great. Both in the front seating section near the door there are quite a few plugs. In the back there are even more. It looks like there is one next to every other table in the back.
SEATING: This is the strong suit of this place. There are 12 tables in the back alone along the wall and a big communal table in the middle. In the front space, there are more two person tables.
WIFI: No. Either come here when you do not need wifi or have a personal Wifi hotspot
BATHROOM SITUATION: There is one bathroom. There is no code. It could be cleaner.
NOISE LEVEL: Not too loud at all. You can comfortably have a conversation and concentrate but it’s not silent. There is music in the background. During my visit, the barista’s choice was Top 40 from 2008.
LIGHTING: Decent stereotypical coffeeshop mood lighting. The back area has a skylight.
FOOD: The food is a bit limited. There are a few sandwich and breakfast options but not a lot.
OVERALL: Limited food options and no Wifi – if you can manage without those or have your own personal wifi hotspot. This is a solid choice.
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