I have very mixed feelings about this one. This Meatpacking District Cafe is great and awful at the same time.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Meatpacking District
ADDRESS: 24 9th Ave
NEW YORKER TRANSLATION: 9th Ave between 13th and 14th
PLUG SITUATION: It’s not bad and not great. There are an ample number of outlets but not all of them are close to seats.
SEATING: This place has amazing seating options. There is seating in the back. It mostly has two person tables along the wall with a swing and couch available in the back section. There’s also a large center table for sharing. In the front there are more tables designed for two.
WIFI: Awful, just terrible. I had to use my phone’s wifi hotspot to get anything done.
BATHROOM SITUATION: Pretty good.
NOISE LEVEL: The acoustics don’t amplify conversations. It’s pretty great if you are the kind of person that needs a bit of background noise to get work done like myself. The music situation can best be described as an identity crisis. During my time utilizing the space, I heard songs from Miles Davis, Disclosure, and the Backstreet Boys. All were stellar choices but maybe not for this venue.
LIGHTING: It's a typical coffee shop but the place has lots of big windows so natural light plays a big role.
FOOD: This is a real strong suit for this place. The decaf coffee is top notch. I got the Mushroom Toast. That hit the spot especially after a midday workout. I didn’t have any but I noticed the cafe had Russ and Daughters Babka in its pastry display.
OVERALL: This seems like a great place to have a meeting or a coffee break but I am not sure about a place to post up for an extended period of time.
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