July 31, 2012
Normally I don't write on these things, but I just had to say something. This has been my coffee shop for what seems like forever, unfortunately it has gone down hill so much in the past year I will no longer be a patron. I have seen dozens upon dozens of baristas filter through here, most of them competent and friendly, however I must keep running into 'grumpy morning' person as of late. I understand being tired and cranky, but wow, just plain rude and unprofessional. Not to mention slow! I've been scheduling 20 extra minutes in the morning to get coffee, other shops take much less time even with more people in line. Yes the new paint looks great, but I have to say I miss the quirky fun bathroom and I honestly think it feels more like a chain or Starbucks now. Especially with the new policies, I never see any townies in here anymore, it doesn't seem to be kid friendly at all, and sadly I have seen them slowly stray away from their Eco-friendly ways (not recycling things and using harsh chemicals instead of natural cleaners). I also am very disappointed in the beans. I'm not sure what happened here but not nearly as good as they used to be, especially the Indonesians. You'd be much better off going to Bourgeois Pig right next door or Henry's and La Prima Taza just down the street.