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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Think Coffee

Think Coffee at 248 Mercer Street (near NYU) has become a favorite hangout for many, including myself and a friend who introduced me to it this summer. They have a mission statement: "Think Coffee is an independently-owned cafe with a socially and environmentally conscious bent and a community-oriented mission. We serve only Fair Trade, shade-grown, organic coffee, Fair Trade, organic teas, and local milk and ice cream fresh from the Hudson Valley." However, for most habitues, I think it's the casual atmosphere that is the attraction and what really sets it apart. They have comfy upholstered couches and chairs, free WIFI, a plethora of power outlets, and a large selection of coffee, tea (and other beverages), desserts, and sandwiches/snacks. They provide free Scrabble sets, and on Thursday night there is free live music. Check out their site for more info. There is generally an abundance of students - many park themselves here for hours at a time. The reviews are generally excellent. Absolutely zero pressure here - sit and relax as long as you like...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

We could use a place like this in our city. I't so hard to find a place where you can relax without feeling like you are loitering. I love the shadows and colours in this shot.

Ruth said...

Sounds and looks perfect.

Tim said...

What a great photo! I have sent a link to my NYC resident partner who is a coffee freak!

Gail's Man said...

Sounds a lot more fun than say Starbucks. Just a shame I don't live in New York or like coffee, as I would be a regular customer.

Brian said...

Actually, I don't drink coffee at all, but they have many interesting alternatives, inclucing the use of steamed soymilk if you want it.
Brian

James said...

Nice! You actually made the place look interesting.

Anonymous said...

a coffee place with mission statement?! nothing is straight forward anymore..what the h, give me a cup, please!

Bun said...

I may try to visit this place when I visit your city (from Scotland) at the end of the week....getting excited!

Brian said...

Bun;
Contact me: brian@NewYorkDailyPhoto.com
We can meet there with a photographer friend.
Brian