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Entries in coffee shops (10)

Wednesday
Nov212012

Famous Writers Take Over Kos Kaffe: Welcome to the Park Slope Twilight Zone

image from Vulture.com

Imagine, if you will, walking into 5th Avenue's Kos Kaffe and spotting forty or so writers hunched over laptops and intently working away on what they think is the next stroke of literary genius. Not so much of a stretch in these parts, right? But what if I told you that said writers were hard at work at 6AM... something would seem a little off, right? Most coffee shop writers I know don't start working until 9 or 10AM. But wait -- what if when you wiped the gook out of your early-morning eyes and looked around, you noticed that these coffee shop patrons were actually NYC's literary finest, like Kurt Anderson, Michael Cunningham, Darin Strauss, Jennifer Egan and John Burnham Schwartz? Then you'd probably vow never to smoke up on a Tuesday night again, right? 

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Tuesday
Oct022012

Park Slope Stoop Advises On Which Coffee Shop Is Best For You

To all the Park Slope newbies who haven't yet dipped your toes in our massive collection of coffee shops: Whether you're looking for kid-free coffee shops to work on that manuscript, or a baby-filled java haven to get jack shit done, have a look at the above chart from Park Slope Stoop. While we're here, I'm going to go ahead and add Cocoa Bar on the list of good places to work that are relatively kid-free. 

Thursday
Aug232012

Cool Or Not Cool: Treating A Coffee Shop Like YOur Living Room? 

Photo sent in by a FiPS tipster

OK, let's get right down to it.

Shoes off, feet up on a chair, belongings strewn about. Lately I've seen a lot of people treating coffee shops like their own apartments. Recently, my friend was sitting on a couch at a Park Slope coffee shop and a man sat beside her, took his shoes and socks off -- it was 90 degrees out this day, mind you -- and put his dirty feet up on the couch inches away from her hands, which were holding a chocolate chip scone. She couldn't finish the scone then, nor has she been able to eat one since. Yes, she's absolutely being a bit overdramatic, but still, it begs the question: how much luxury does one deserve along with the purchase of a cup of coffee or muffin?

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Tuesday
Aug072012

Here are the Best Park Slope Coffee Shops to Peddle Your Art

Artwork on display at Cafe Grumpy.

There is no shortage of coffee shops in Park Slope. Walk into just about any of them, and you'll find small reasonably-priced artwork adorning the walls. But despite the fact that coffee shops in this neighborhood cater to an audience that easily spends $6 on a Dirty Chai, the life of a starving artist in the hood is, well, a little hungry.

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Friday
Aug032012

Konditori Shut By DOH on Thursday

 

Things that make me drop my jaw and twist my face into a Renee Zellweger I-just-ate-something-rancid expression: Walking to Konditori on Seventh Avenue at 8:45 this morning, seeing it shuttered with Department of Health notices up on the door.

Here's the sign on the door:

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