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Cafes with wi-fi access?

tom philpott Nov 11, 2003 11:44 AM

Are there any cafes, preferably below 14th, with wireless internet access and decent coffee and chow? I've heard rumors that a certain chain from Seattle offers such service--for a price--but i prefer to avoid that route.

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    Kerry Nov 26, 2003 01:33 PM

    Great thread.
    (I also would prefer to avoid the overpriced T-Mobile service in "that chain".)

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      JasonPS Nov 16, 2003 05:16 AM

      Full City Coffee just opened up with wi-fi access.
      They are on Grand Street near Clinton in the LES.
      Great coffee and pastries. Sorry don't know exact address. I don't know if wi-fi access is free or not.

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        flyingkitten Nov 12, 2003 12:20 AM

        Doma on Perry and 7th Ave has it, and it's a really cute place too.

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          Peter Cuce Nov 12, 2003 01:32 AM

          It is cute, but the coffee is like toxic waste, and the food is nothing special.

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          Peter Cuce Nov 11, 2003 10:47 PM

          If you have Verizon DSL and can find yourself a cafe near a Verizon phone booth (there's a list on their website, phone booths, not cafes), you can get free wifi access there.

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            AJ Nov 11, 2003 04:52 PM

            Soy Luck Club on Greenwich Avenue has free wi-fi access. Lots of good soy based drinks (some with coffee) and healthy food in a funky atmosphere.

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              j Nov 11, 2003 03:07 PM

              Might have fun checking this site out:


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                Pooya Nov 11, 2003 01:55 PM

                alt.coffee on 9th & A in the East Village has free wireless internet access and an interesting crowd. I can only vouch for the Cafe au Lait, haven't had their pastries. It's right next to Tompkins Square Park which also has free wireless access (along with Union Square)

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                  a&w Nov 11, 2003 05:48 PM

                  Bryant Park has free wireless access, too.

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                  scrittrice Nov 11, 2003 01:15 PM

                  I think Chelsea Market has free wi-fi access throughout the building. Not below 14th, but just barely above it!

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                    Rachel M. Nov 11, 2003 01:06 PM

                    Haven't actually tried out the food or coffee, but the Dean&Deluca cafe in the Borders at 100 Broadway (*way* below 14th) does have wireless access, and for free I believe.

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                      Tamar G Nov 11, 2003 12:57 PM

                      This is nowhere near the area you suggested, but I believe that DTUT, on the UES offers free wireless. The last time I was in there (a few months ago) they had a jar on the table asking for dollar donations for the internet. A dollar for a few hours of access seems pretty fair to me.

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