Have I not been paying attention? [moved from Los Angeles board]
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?
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.
re: Das Ubergeek
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.