08/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Exactly the kind of business that should not be welcome in Chelsea- a neighborhood that has worked so hard to hold on to the dying breed of cozy, neighborly businesses all the while being pummeled by Gap, Starbucks, etc.
This is a small quaint cafe with a really bad attitude.
There are signs up stating ""no laptop use"". After asking why, the lovely gentleman behind the counter said, ""we don't like people to linger.""
Am I allowed to read a book while I sip my coffee? Or just a magazine- how many pages of my magazine am I allowed to read before I have to leave?
Can I sit and talk to my friend? Or is that not allowed either... maybe just a quick chat- we won't get into anything too deep or heavy over coffee.
I suggest if customers annoy you after a certain amount of time and you want them to leave, don't open a little coffee shop in a residential neighborhood, fool. Or don't allow for any seating at all- why not just have take-out business? Better yet, have you thought about a desk job?
I hate bad attitude- and I hate this sort of stupidity in my neighborhood. It's just so counterproductive.