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NEIGHBORHOOD: Union Square Area


ADDRESS: 107 University Place


NEW YORKER TRANSLATION: Near Union Square on University between 12th and 13th


PLUG SITUATION: There is a decent amount if you are lucky enough to get next to a wall or in the seats in the back.


SEATING: It’s abundant but tight. Be prepared to accidentally bump into someone.

WIFI: It’s generally pretty fast however there are a few things you should keep in mind. Each customer gets their own individual wifi code that comes along with your purchase. It also only lasts an hour. The restaurant also turns on the wifi during the lunch rush from 11 to 2p. It can still be pretty busy after that.


BATHROOM SITUATION: It exists. Nothing special

NOISE LEVEL: It can be really noisy but not music — people talking. The acoustics are really something.


LIGHTING: Typical coffee shop lower lighting mood vibe.


FOOD: There is a lot going on from sandwiches to plates and soups. It definitely has a neighborhood kind of casual lunch place kind of vibe.


OVERALL: It’s a good place to get some work done for an hour or so and maybe grab a bite in the meantime. I would not say this is the kind of place to spend an extended period of time.I highly recommend this place during the mid-afternoon between 2 and like 5ish.


The ground rules of course for any coffee shop. Don’t be a dick and read the room. Order food and drinks if you are going to post up. Unless, you get the vibe otherwise try not to spend more than like two hours. This is a pretty basic (but also personable guide) to the top coffeeshops in New York City to get work done — great for remote workers, writers, and students alike.


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