Oh yeah, I also recently went to New Orleans, and worked from a cafe there.
Date of Visit: April 13, 2012
Location: 2917 Magazine Street (at Sixth Street), New Orleans, LA.
Rating: 7 out of 10
Wifi: Free, but need to buy something to get to it, so not free?
Music: You’d think it’d be awesome and memorable, as we were in New Orleans. But nothing really stood out. Generic rock.
Restroom: Separate men and women’s. I know it’s weird, but I like when there’s distinction.
Food and Drink: Your standard fare of coffee, tea and baked goods. I had a peach mango black tea that was quite excellent.
Crowdedness: Full, but not stifling full.
Comfort: They only offered tables and chairs. And though they were two seaters, they were super close together, so you did feel a little bit on top of each other.
Staff Amiability to Linger: Doesn’t seem to be a problem.
Plug Locations: Scattered along the walls throughout. Sadly I couldn’t sit by a window because there wasn’t one nearby.
Workability: I was down visiting a friend with a baby in NOLA, so I took a morning to go here and get some work done without being distracted by her baby’s adorableness. It worked, and I got a lot done!
The Little Extra: There really wasn’t any, and I think that’s why I was so underwhelmed by this place. They could have done a little more to stand out, but they didn’t.
Overall: This is a chain in the Southern States, and you could definitely feel its chaininess. Unfortunately there wasn’t another place within walking range to my friend’s place. I worked there, but I didn’t enjoy it. And given I was in my favorite city outside of NYC, I was expecting to feel more of a local flavor. Sad.