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Have I not been paying attention? [moved from Los Angeles board]

latindancer Dec 31, 2008 03:54 PM

Today I walked into Cafe Marco in West Hollywood to order a quick double short nonfat cappucino. The guy behind the counter nonchalantly asked for $6.25. Now, I'm used to paying
large amounts of money for my coffee beans and will drive the distance to purchase the best but $6.25?? Are you joking? I'm just curious what people are willing to pay for a short cup with very little milk and a double shot?
I know the price of milk is beginning to climb but I think that's just a little silly....am I wrong?

  1. Das Ubergeek Dec 31, 2008 04:54 PM

    No, you're not wrong. That's a ridiculous price.

    The best coffee I've ever had in the United States, at Zibetto in midtown Manhattan, is $3 for a cappuccino (there is exactly one size and exactly one kind of milk and if you don't like it there are forty Starbucks within walking distance, that kind of place).

    I would have laughed heartily and left.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek
      latindancer Jan 1, 2009 09:17 AM

      You're right. I should have laughed and walked out....I'm regretting the fact that I didn't.
      I'm seriously wondering how places like this stay in business because their coffee really isn't that great....but I will never again be one of the suckers who enables them, that's for sure.

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      xanadude Jan 1, 2009 12:21 PM

      That seems ridiculously high--in SF the going rate is $3-$4...

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