Monday, October 01, 2007

Columbia Heights Coffee Best Place to Work or Study?


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As I've written before Columbia Heights Coffee located on 11th Street between Park and Monroe is one of my favorites. So I was wondering what are people's favorite places to work or study with free wifi? For those who say CH Coffee is too small, there is good news on the way. They have purchased the space next door and eventually will be expanding. When speaking with the proprietors they couldn't tell me exactly when the expansion will take place but my guess would be in a year or so. So what's your favorite?

11 comments:

pauper said...

I've tried studying there, but it just didn't work. For some reason, I just couldn't get in the zone. I've been going to Mayorga though and it's been perfect. I can't explain it, but I'm more productive there than anywhere else. Maybe I should just do all my work there.

Anonymous said...

I finished my dissertation at Mayorga. Not only can you get coffee while you're doing work, you can also get tequila (bar opens at 5). And, unlike Tryst, the wifi is on all the time.

Anonymous said...

Big Bear!!! 1st and R NW

Anonymous said...

it looks like they've expanded their magazine selection at least. just another distraction. damn that US weekly!!!

lazy cake said...

Are the expanding in the space to the north or south?

Mr T in DC said...

Another vote for Mayorga for serious work/studying, though if CH Coffee does expand, it will be just fine also.

Invisible Sun said...

I like sitting outside at Lilies cafe on Colorado Ave NW and Kennedy. It has free wifi, too.

Anonymous said...

Not a fan of CH Coffee House. It's always really hot in there and I had some serious issues with the female owner when I tried to explain that the bagel I ordered was stale as stale gets. Though she didn't believe me when I tapped it against my plate and it made a knocking/clanging sound. Her response "well what do you want me to do about it?" Needless to say - not the best experience when the owner completely lacks certain customer relations skills -I wont be going back.

GforGood said...

Anonymous, I am surprised to hear that as I've always had a good experience there. And, the owners changed at some point, I am not sure which one you had that experience with.

Lazy cake, they are expanding to the North

Scott said...

Domku has free wifi plus free refills on coffee. Plus I've always thought it had more of a coffee shop feel than restaurant. I've been going there lately during the day and almost nobody is there during the day so its easy to get stuff done.

Mr. 14th & You said...

I'm partial to the 14U myself. I feel like I'm sitting in someone's living room--it has such a casual, friendly vibe to it. (And the iced mochas are delicious).

But then again, I realize that homey-type feel isn't for everyone.