they have irregular prices that take sales tax into account– you end up with a nice, even number and no pennies or dimes.
their pastries don’t taste like dirt
when they make something hot, it’s actually hot
they make a great London Fog (recently discovered beverage of choice)
isn’t as cold as Black Sheep
limited sandwich selection, plus they run out
I once ordered white hot chocolate on a whim and it very nearly killed me. It tasted like poison. They may or may not have served me a mug full of soap, but I doubt it cause it actually tasted WAY worse than dish soap. Possibly lethal, definitely undrinkable.
occasionally hard to find a socket
often full of super creepy people and that sucks. And it can suck a lot if they talk to you directly. Have had strange men sit across from me at my small table for two.
might be warmer than Black Sheep, but honestly, that’s a low fucking standard
if you want to concentrate on your work, bad internet can be good?
internet’s decent now
better sandwich selection, more vegetarian/vegan options
European sandwich on baguette is delicious, so is Valley Girl with ham or salami
more natural light/better light
closer to campus
less crowded/more table space
plenty of sockets
they don’t serve “white hot chocolate" so it’s unlikely that you’ll die there
you can make tea for free if you’re crafty about it and have no moral code
the people are strange, but they’re rarely creepy.
you can get good day-old ham/cheese croissants half price.
sometimes they have bands perform
bad service (not consistently, but…)
apparently bad coffee
can’t make a London Fog (this is important to me now)
hard chairs and benches
honestly kind of dirty
lots of weird older folks from town hang out here and converse really loudly about who gives a shit
often sells hot stuff cold. DOn’t order a hot sandwich.
closes early (they used to close at 7, now it’s 8)
ugly as hell
cold as shit
sometimes they have bands perform
I have no idea but for some reason I studied there all the time freshman year
so there must be some
usually a pretty friendly staff
sometimes you’ve got a gift card?
they have special offers every now and then and you get free shit!
if you stay really late, they’re the most likely to put the pastries that didn’t sell out for free
it’s a chain so the staff is way more laid back and let’s you get away with more
baristas are best in town to flirt with– you won’t feel as weird.
creepy factor shoots way down
used to be cold but doesn’t seem to be that cold anymore
apparently started closing earlier
not THAT many seating options
most of the seats are near a door
it’s probably going to be full when you get there
it’s got good atmosphere
it’s closer to me?
apparently open late
people like the coffee
it’s a good space for creative work
if you can drink, it’s got a bar
it’s got good atmosphere at the expense of any seats
more likely to run into a professor there
I’m serious, it’s almost impossible to find a seat there
if you do, there’s about a 10% chance that it’ll be in reach of a socket
overpriced like WOW
very small selection of drinks
even smaller selection of food
they’re weirdly into communal seating so you can’t really sit on your own
the hot chocolate is bad and the portions are so small! (hahahaha but they are)
this place is hell
it’s a giant fishtank so it is literally never warm in winter
plus they usually have some dude restocking and to restock they have to open one of the doors and keep it open for like a half hour
The Lord Jeff (library)
really, really beautiful
staff is nice
you can get drinks from the bar in the restaurant but most people don’t realize
staff is INSANELY nice
they’ll offer to bring the drink to you and bring the check later
no one knows they can study here so it’s nice and quiet and usually pretty empty
in the morning you can get yourself a really nice oatmeal with fruit and honey
it’s a really nice place to go in the winter and just relax.
I don’t even know how late it stays open. Maybe forever? No idea.
like DANG I can’t stress this enough
they don’t serve many snacks, and most of the food is too pricey to be worth it
hot chocolate can be amazing but can also be not so amazing. Ask for it extra hot, just in case.
there’s this one lady who’s in there a lot and she might ask you if she can borrow your phone and you have to say no because she’ll just take it and use it for an hour, and she’s clearly not mentally sound, but if you say “no” she’ll ask you why not and it’s really awkward
people plan their weddings there which is the worst
I met @mkhunterz at TorCon!!!!
You’re really sweet :) Love you so much <3
Couldn’t not ask her to be in my photo op ^_^
JARED IS THE GREATEST HUMAN BEING ON EARTH
I’ll never be able to thank him enough
Just thinking that he told me he was proud of me :’) …