I’m one to get on the train and end up in the East Village to find a good coffee shop with free wifi to work. It might be because I like to explore, and I like the idea of having a new “office” every once in a while. Or it might have been because there were no real options in my area. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few places, but they’re not really worth mentioning. I remember the first time I walked past Double Dutch, and noticed it from across the street. It was kind of like the moment you make eye-contact with a hottie from across the room at a party. Then, you look away and keep going because you have a feeling that you may cross paths again. I knew for a fact I would be spending a lot of time there just from that moment.
The daily signs always make me smile even when I don’t walk in. And when I do walk in, I can’t help but take a deep breath and smile. The decor is so delicious. Yes, I’m using delicious because that’s the best way to describe it. I love the good rustic, fresh, and homey feel of the place. I love the coffee, and I love the people behind the counter. I mean, I don’t know them, and they definitely don’t know me, but I’ve already decided that they were my favorites.
The wifi is not only free, but it’s fast. There are power strips everywhere to plug your computer and various other electronics. Don’t you hate it when you go to a coffee shop to work, and they only have one power strip, and everyone tries to sit by that one? And if you happen to be the first one there, people are literally stalking to see when you’ll leave so they can run to your spot? Probably not, but it does happen. Trust me.
So, I know you’re thinking… So you talk about everything else, how is the coffee!? Tell us about the coffee! I mean, when it comes down to it, that’s what really matters. This may be surprising, but I’m happy to announce that the coffee is freakin’ (I really wanted to use the other F-word, but I thought that would be pushing it) awesome! It’s good. It’s so good. I mean, I’m from Haiti, so that makes me total coffee snob, which makes my words extremely trustworthy. I also drink my coffee black with no sugar, so I know when I’m getting crap. And that coffee is delicious. Just as delicious as the decor, and I would also add the people who work there too, but that would just make me creepy. So I’ll stop there. Can’t you tell I get really excited about coffee? And coffee shops?
Double Dutch: 2194 Frederick Douglass Blvd Manhattan, NY 10026
Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm