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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.

New Alternatives looks like one of many independent coffeehouses throughout SF, with a chalkboard menu and mismatched old furniture. It’s friendlier than average and has a homey, thrift store feel. It’s cluttered inside but they do have nice touches like a fireplace and book exchange. Prices are about average.

Score: 30/50

  • Food: 3/5 – They have a lot on the menu – sandwiches, salads, all day breakfast (including omelets, eggs and breakfast burritos), smoothies, bagels, nachos, pastries, tamales and freshly squeezed juices. I enjoyed my fresh avocado and spinach salad but the bagel I had was the small and cheap kind.
  • Coffee: 3/5 – The latte was super hot and bitter, with no foam art
  • Wi-fi: 5/5 – Free, ask for password at the counter
  • Ambiance: 2/5 – It’s in an older building and has an older, thrift store feel, junky
  • Noise: 4/5 – Quiet, easy listening music plays softly in the fridge, the hum of the refrigerator
  • Plugs:  4/5 – Many outlets along the walls
  • Parking: 2/5 – It’s hard to find parking, mostly 2 hour free spaces, try Valley St. for all day parking
  • Comfort: 3/5 – Mostly small tables that are close together, two leather couches, chairs are padded but still hard and uncomfortable
  • Bathroom: 3/5 – One unisex one for customers
  • Art: 3/5 – Nothing for sale

Tips: They have two computers with internet access that patrons can use for free. They might have good tamales – two Latino ladies seem to run the place.

"Laptop Campers Unite!"

- Laptop Camper

1 year ago
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