Your Favorite Coffeehouse?

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    Sep 16, 2014 7:15 PM GMT
    Name a coffeehouse near you or anywhere that you like.
    It can be an independent or a particular location of a chain like Starbucks,Caribou, Second Cup, Costa, Nero..etc.

    My favorite in Atlanta is Condesa Coffee. It's an independent owned by several young guys who know their coffee--and how to be gentlemen too. Good food and music. It's a really good cheap date spot or a place to hang with a buddy.

    http://condesacoffee.com/

    Your Turn, What's Your Favorite???
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    Sep 16, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    When I go to a coffee shop all I ever get is just a plain coffee (which I dose up with cream and sugar) so my standards aren't too stringent. Starbucks is ok, but for a local chain I prefer Peet's.
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    Sep 16, 2014 7:45 PM GMT
    what is the point of this?
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    Sep 16, 2014 7:56 PM GMT
    Good coffee is essential, of course, but also a fun atmosphere.

    For a mostly gay crowd, Atlanta locals call the Ansley Starbucks..STARBEARS---for very good reason.

    It's got a good outdoor courtyard and LAFitness behind it for the passing eye candy.
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    Sep 17, 2014 3:05 AM GMT
    Circle K or 7-eleven, Tom Tom or I'll just make it at home coffee is coffee it all depends on what you put in it and the coffee bean too can't forget that
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    Sep 17, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
    ^^^ I hear you; I make great coffee at home.

    But it's great to have a place to relax with a date or with friends.

    I'm curious where you guys like to go in your town or when you travel.


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    Sep 17, 2014 3:16 AM GMT
    Starbucks. But I have a question: Can Dunkin Donuts be considered a Coffee House? icon_question.gif
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    Sep 17, 2014 3:23 AM GMT
    kevex saidCan Dunkin Donuts be considered a Coffee House? icon_question.gif

    For you, of course.
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    Sep 17, 2014 3:29 AM GMT
    Tim Hortons!!!!!!!

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    Sep 17, 2014 3:32 AM GMT
    Chez Keurig when I actually drink coffee. Gevalia is yummy. I've only ever been to Starbucks.
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    Sep 17, 2014 3:35 AM GMT
    The coffee stand on my college campus is my favorite right now.
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    Sep 17, 2014 3:50 AM GMT
    kevex saidCan Dunkin Donuts be considered a Coffee House? icon_question.gif

    And feel free to call your other favorite place, Krispy Kreme, a coffee house as well.
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    Sep 17, 2014 4:07 AM GMT
    There are a few gay coffeehouses around my area that I like. Coffee is usually good. But pastries/cakes are disappointing. Hate to say it, but Panera has better baked goods.
  • disasterpiece

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    Sep 17, 2014 4:07 AM GMT
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    Does that count ?

    It's a coffee(power)house.
  • LJay

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    Sep 17, 2014 8:26 PM GMT
    My house. Coffee like I like it in the morning.
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    Sep 18, 2014 2:03 AM GMT
    For coffeehouse, it's probably Starbucks but I don't really drink coffee. I love their new flavor the Mojitos Blackberry Ice-Tea Lemonade. (That or the Ice Green Tea Lemonade). Sometimes I like one of those Vietnamese-French Black/Ice/Condense ice coffee, too.

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    Sep 18, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    That's easy, Coffee Bean; my fav location is the one n DTLA (downtown los Angeles) 7th and Flower. My school is n DTLA so after class I head there.
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    Sep 18, 2014 4:25 AM GMT
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    They make very good coffee and espressos. And the baristas are like the happiest people I've ever seen.
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    Sep 18, 2014 6:31 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidWhen I go to a coffee shop all I ever get is just a plain coffee (which I dose up with cream and sugar) so my standards aren't too stringent. Starbucks is ok, but for a local chain I prefer Peet's.


    Peets is the definitive American coffee! Starbucks learned how to roast from Peets. You non-Califorians who've never had Peets, go online and order some!

    However, for the best coffeehouse ever, alas, it is but a mere and treasured memory of oh! so many years ago -- the Cafe Midi! No place ever, including the vaunted coffeehouses of Europe or the Coffee Cantata of San Francisco, quite matched the unique charm of the Midi and its extraordinary menu and exotically diverse clientele!
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    Sep 18, 2014 7:09 AM GMT
    Costa! Starbucks espresso always tastes like an old ashtray icon_sad.gif

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    Sep 18, 2014 12:21 PM GMT
    Scotticvs saidDutch Bros! icon_smile.gif

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    They make very good coffee and espressos. And the baristas are like the happiest people I've ever seen.


    ANY PLACE RUN BY HAPPY PEOPLE IS WHERE I WANT TO BE.

    That's the key to a great environment.

    In Montreal my favorite coffee/pastry shop is Olivier Potier on Sherbrooke, near McGill. Everybody is happy to be there including the other customers.
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    Sep 18, 2014 1:19 PM GMT
    http://www.sugarhousecoffee.com/

    So good
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    Sep 18, 2014 1:37 PM GMT
    Denver:
    the Dazbog on 9th av & Downing, next to the Queen Soopers, is the gayest coffee shop in Denver? Its an old standard. Supposedly nice to meet up with guys there.

    That being said tho; their food and drink is not that up scale. Their wifi is not totally free. The Queen Soopers super market next door has a coffee shop having free wifi and moderate quality coffee for less money.

    Dont know how things are working out for Dazbog but they seem to hang in there.

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    Sep 18, 2014 3:39 PM GMT
    I like a good mocha. I usually go to Starbucks (the McDonalds of the coffee world) just because it's familiar, standardized, I know what the prices are going to be, the quality, the environment, etcetera. I'm usually only there when I'm out and about job hunting or something, and need a place to set up my laptop for a while, and so started buying a chocolate mocha whenever I'm there just to justify my use of their seating.

    I do like coffee shops though--it's that feeling of being out in the social world, without being forced to interact with it. It's like living in a bubble of plastic wrap instead of plexiglass. What am I going on about. I don't know. Nevermind.

    I do like the feeling of sitting in a coffee shop with a hot mocha, a computer, a book or a friend, looking outside on a cool, cloudy, rainy day however...not that I've ever had that experience. Thanks, Texas weather, where even the rain is conservative (HA! I'm proud of that one).
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    Sep 18, 2014 4:39 PM GMT
    "I do like coffee shops though--it's that feeling of being out in the social world, without being forced to interact with it."

    Kodiak, I think you described the greatest appeal of a good coffee shop.

    Being around other people is good for us even when we need to stay in our own little worlds---to work or study. And sometimes we want to observe humanity without engaging.

    A coffee shop lets you do that.

    And some coffee shops seem to get strangers talking to each other.

    Dee's Coffee in old town section of Puerto Vallarta is definitely the kind of place where you can start a conversation with strangers.
    Probably because it's a tourist town, the atmosphere is pretty open.