Date Visited: September 17, 2011
Location: 524 Lorimer Street (@ Ainslie Street)
Rating: 6 out of 10
Wifi: Free, and works well even with a lot of people on it.
Restroom: Yes, several. The one in the front part that you can get to through a hidden door behind a coke machine-like thing. It kind of freaked me out, as I couldn’t even figure out where the door knob was. I eventually just went to the one in the back.
Food and Drink: Big cups of tea, and a late breakfast. However, this place is super expensive! It was over $3 for my cup of tea, and while it was large, it wasn’t $3+ large.
Crowdedness: Very, though it was a Saturday afternoon, and a popular place for brunch as well.
Comfort: Standard tables and chairs. It being crowded and all, expect to share these tables, especially in the front part, where some of the tables are off limits to computers.
Staff Amiability to Linger: They didn’t seem too keen on it, especially given the crowd. I wasn’t asked to leave or anything, but didn’t feel great staying too long either.
Plug Locations: Along the wall (duh) which did make my seat at the end of the table a little tricky to reach it. I was only there for a short time however, so didn’t need to plug in.
Workability: Pretty good, actually. Maybe the hustle and bustle of the crowd kept me on pace?
The Little Extra: I think it’s the lack of a little extra that gave this place its lackluster review. It’s a nice enough place, but the staff doesn’t seem to care, people are pushy, and there’s nothing that is a little extra to set it apart. Of course, this was a rare weekend visit, which could have have something to do with it.
Of Note: When they announce the fact your food is ready, they announce it through a pipe that magnifies the voice, which is cool. Also, there is an entire back are that you don’t really even realize is there until 2 hours have gone by (at least, that’s what happened to me).
Overall: Eh. I didn’t hate my time here, but it really wasn’t all that enjoyable. Perhaps it is the universe’s way of telling me not to work on weekends.#Williamsburg #brooklyn #cafe #coffe #expensive #food #hipster #review #saturday #second stop cafe