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Has anyone been here lately? Any good experiences or recommendations? Thanks!

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  1. Hi Chowhounds,
    I would suggest the Verb Cafe on 218 Bedford.Better Coffee,Better service,Much better vibe.

    Phil

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    1. re: Phil DePaolo
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      Ditto. Never been a fan of the L Cafe. You could also check out Teddy's on Berry St.--food isn't fabulous, but it's cheap and comforting.

    2. Personally, the Verb is too uncomfortably pretentious for my taste, and I find that the coffee is often burnt. On the other hand, so is the coffee at the L. One thing that the L has going for it is an absolutely sublime hummus. I have no clue what it is they do, but it's great--just enough garlic/lemon for kick, and a good texture. Service, however, is terrible. This can be great when you want to sit around for a long time reading. They're good with that.

      1. VERB:
        –noun
        any member of a class of words that are formally distinguished in many languages, as in English by taking the past ending in -ed, that function as the main elements of predicates, that typically express action, state, or a relation between two things, and that (when inflected) may be inflected for tense, aspect, voice, mood, and to show agreement with their subject or object.

        VERB CAFE:
        -noun
        SHIT.

        1. I think the L Cafe's been closed for a couple years.... now Fornino and a bagel shop are in the L and L To Go spots. As for Bedford coffee shops, the Read's my favorite.

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          1. re: BklnEmma

            More than a couple. It was the first artist outpost on Williamsburg. It looked like a 1970s hippie cafe in Berkeley, and the good thing about that was that it wasn't designed to look that way, it just grew to look that way because of the amiable clientele.

          2. walk a few blocks east to coco cafe, on grand bw driggs & havemeyer. very relaxed, comfy couches, good coffee & hot chocolates, free wireless. they have an all greek menu now, some tasty pastries and eggs in the morning.

            on grand & havemeyer there's also a chic little internet cafe. haven't been, but the place is always packed with people and their laptops.

            1. I miss the L. It was part of my good ol' days in Williamsburg, back before the deluge. Spent many a morning in there with a cup of coffee, a bagel with strawberry jam, a book, and quiet.