March 17, 2007

Dora's, 60-50 Myrtle Ave, Flushing, Queens

Coffee: *****


Coffee sampled: French Roast

Offerings: Coffee, Crepes, Pastries, Cakes

Interior: Beautiful brown tones everywhere. Although the shop is new, it feels like it has been a staple in the neighborhood for years. Coffee memorabilia decorates the walls and steaming coffee cups are carved into the backs of the chairs.

Music: Contemporary music from a local radio station.

Clientele: Neighborhood Locals

Free WiFi: No

Credit Cards: yes

Barista:Gabriel and Wife, Dora

Notes: There are so many types of crepes to choose from that you won't know where to start!

March 14, 2007

Saurin Parke Cafe, 301 West 110th Street

Coffee: *****


Coffee sampled: Costa Rican Fair Trade

Offerings: Coffee, Espresso beverages, beer, wine, sandwiches, salads, soup, tea, and soda.

Unique Drinks: David and Goliath (coffee, steamed milk, Starbucks coffee liqueur)

Interior: Very nice place to relax. Wooden interior gives you the feeling of being in a European pub. French beer posters on the walls add to the old world charm. On one side there is a long, comfy bench with wooden tables, with more tables in the center and at the front of the shop. The tables are placed far enough apart that you don't feel crowded. There are seats at the bar as well. The windows on the front doors let in lots of light. In the summer, these doors are open and you can sit and watch life go by.

Music: Bob Marley live

Clientele: Multiethnic crowd. From young students with laptops to couples having a romantic moment and people sitting alone enjoying a book.

Free WiFi: Yes

Credit Cards: Yes

Barista: Young lady with a great bob. Knew all the regulars.

Extras: Full bar, bookshelf, open storefront in summertime, pretty paper lanterns that hang over the bar.

Notes: The only annoying factor is that you have to go the bar to get a code for the bathroom lock keypad.

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