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Uniting Laptop Campers

This site was inspired by my days of laptop camping and the desire to share and explore laptop camping culture with others.

It’s a bit odd looking especially the back part of the café which is dimly lit and is used for storage. The front part of the café is bright thanks to all the windows. It’s run by an Asian couple and they seem pretty friendly. There’s nothing special or unique about the café/coffeehouse though.

Score: 29/50

  • Food: 3/5 – Sweet and savory items include bagels, paninis, sandwiches, pastries, cookies, cupcakes and cakes. Sandwiches are made to order. They also have a fridge with drinks and salads. The egg salad was very simple, chopped hard-boiled eggs with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Coffee: 3/5 – Latte didn’t have foam art, bitter/overroasted tasting but not weak
  • Wi-fi: 5/5 – Free, ask for password at the counter, the sign says a $3 minimum is required for 2 hours of internet access
  • Ambiance: 2/5 – Spacious, big windows in the front, feels like someone’s home with lots of houseplants, warm colors, contemporary feel but cluttered, it’s popular with a diverse crowd but not hipsters – students, seniors, etc.
  • Noise: 4/5 – Quiet, peaceful with classical music, traffic sounds since Geary is a busy street, you can also hear their fridges humming
  • Plugs:  1/5 – Spotted one outlet in the front part of the café
  • Parking: 2/5 – Mostly 2 hour free spaces with metered parking on Geary, can take some circling to find a space
  • Comfort: 3/5 – Mostly small tables that are close together, their chairs are padded but still hard and uncomfortable
  • Bathroom: 3/5 – Available
  • Art: 3/5 – Nothing for sale, some abstract looking paintings on the wall add to generic feeling of cafe

Tips: Watch out for the plants inside because they’re easy to knock over and they have a lot of them. You’ll probably always be able to find an open table. People don’t seem to hang out here for long. Credit cards accepted.

"Laptop Campers Unite!"

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1 year ago