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Insomnia Cafe's gone, now where to write?!

ematsueda Mar 25, 2010 12:16 PM

I was horrified to discover that Insomnia Cafe, where I do most of my writing, has indefinitely closed. Anyone know why? And more importantly, does anyone know of a place that has a similar cozy feel, tons of plugs, decent coffee, and lack of internet? I'd ideally be looking for a place not too too far from there, as I live near the Grove... any leads would be really appreciated!

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  1. Servorg RE: ematsueda Mar 25, 2010 12:38 PM


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      schrutefarms RE: ematsueda Mar 25, 2010 01:58 PM

      How about Stir Crazy on Melrose? I think they're open pretty late, and it definiely has a coffee house, as opposed to a Starbucks vibe.

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      1. re: schrutefarms
        sloanedone RE: schrutefarms Mar 25, 2010 02:41 PM

        They're closed 10:30PM during the week. Insomnia went to 1ish.

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          sloanedone RE: sloanedone Mar 31, 2010 02:53 AM

          REJOICE. Insomnia is open again.

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            Servorg RE: sloanedone Mar 31, 2010 04:17 AM

            Thank goodness. Now I'll finally be able to sleep again! ;-D>

      2. The Chowhound Team RE: ematsueda Mar 31, 2010 08:40 AM

        Just a quick a request that everyone keep to discussing locations that meet ematsueda's criteria and the quality of coffee and other food served at them, rather than general discussions about WiFi and the behaviour of the people who use it -- that's a little far afield for our food site.

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