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(Huffington Post)   Most hipster coffee shop in the world   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 76
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2012-10-05 12:49:24 AM
I love coffee where ever I can get it, but I would skip that place.
 
2012-10-05 01:36:22 AM
Their business,their rules. What's the problem?
 
2012-10-05 01:48:58 AM
My favorite bar is up a flight of stairs and strictly 21+. What's the problem with choosing your customers?
 
2012-10-05 01:50:24 AM
Coffee is lame.
 
2012-10-05 02:09:05 AM
To clarify, I have no problem with businesses that choose their customers (within the law.) As a customer, I choose my businesses.

If I don't feel welcome, or don't want the products. I won't go there. Especially something like coffee, that I don't need and can make fairly well at home.
 
2012-10-05 03:04:04 AM
I want go to a coffee place so hip and cool that they don't even serve coffee.
 
2012-10-05 03:15:47 AM
There is a ramen shop around here called Ichiran. Normal ramen shops have tables or a long counter. This place has a counter that is partitioned so that each seat has no view except of the partitioning walls to the right and left and the bamboo screen in front.

You sit down, the bamboo screen opens slightly and you slide your order slip into the opening. Some time later, the screen slides up again and the ramen is slid to you. The place is quiet as a cemetery, save for the slurping of noodles of the other patrons.

I've eaten there once, and that was enough. While I appreciate good ramen, save me the theatrics. Give me a bustling shop where I can enjoy my meal with my friends.
 
2012-10-05 03:47:58 AM
Nowhere near as hip as mine, but you've probably never heard of it.
 
2012-10-05 03:54:16 AM
To keep the strollers out, the shop has installed a giant pin-shaped concrete pole in the doorway

How long until they get sued by some cow that tries to push her stroller in there and injures her kid?
 
2012-10-05 04:02:27 AM
Methinks they're not familiar with the small, narrow umbrella strollers that could easily fit on either side of their little barrier. I carried my kid in a pack and never bought a damn stroller, but even I know they're not all huge fire hazards. Were I a smart ass, i'd bring in one of the narrower strollers anyway and give them a "what? It fits" if they looked like they were about to say anything.

That said, people pay for exclusivity. It's a universal human failing. Some will appreciate this sort of exclusivity and gladly pay for it. Others like a little coffee with their sugar.

/but not me because coffee is farking repulsive and therefore, I'm superior to both sides of this argument and can bask in my exclusiveness. So there.
 
2012-10-05 04:02:40 AM
i'm just a lowly so-and-so not worthy of the company of such highbrow clientele. but every few months when i've saved a few hundred extra greenbacks there is an alley behind a sausage factory i like to visit late at night. the folks there dress up as if they are homeless wretches. they'll beat you senseless, rob you of every dime, steal your shoes, piss on you and you'll wake up with a sore bleeding rectum. but there is something about the ambiance that just keeps me coming back.

/just a simple man
//with simple tastes
 
2012-10-05 04:11:53 AM
Wouldn't a truly hipster coffee shop only serve Sanka?

- Deep thoughts... By Ongbok.....
 
2012-10-05 04:14:56 AM
Moar Hitler than Hipster.
 
2012-10-05 04:41:01 AM
Really? Do they castrate you at the door or something?
 
2012-10-05 04:50:53 AM
Every generation needs someone to hate.
 
2012-10-05 05:08:05 AM
I hate false metaphors: "You don't add milk to champagne,"

Yeah, I also don't put chocolate syrup on pizza...but on ice cream it does alright.
 
2012-10-05 05:19:10 AM
I was talking to a friend who lives near Franfkfurt the other day. He insists that German coffee is awful.
 
2012-10-05 05:52:07 AM
Lacking knowledge of something people rely short hands to figure out what is best. If you walked into a gem store and there was an eight and an eighty dollar ring that looked the same most people lacking other information would feel the eighty dollar ring was of a higher quality. I think shops that use elaborate ceremony or restrictive rules to imply quality. It must be good coffee the won't let me drink it they way I like.
 
2012-10-05 06:16:44 AM
If they tried that here in Seattle, heads would roll. Not just because of the obvious ADA violation. But more on the principle that, whether it's good or bad coffee, there's kind of an unwritten rule that Seattlites must not be restricted from accessing coffee at all times.

This rule is maintained for the safety and well-being of the staff and the public in general.

We're not coffee snobs in Seattle. We're coffee fiends.
 
2012-10-05 06:40:40 AM
"A high volume of prams would make it extremely difficult to handle evacuation in case of fire."

And a huge concrete pole in the doorway somehow increases traffic flow?
 
2012-10-05 06:59:40 AM
Forbids Baby Strollers

Stores everywhere, please take note.
 
2012-10-05 07:03:02 AM
Pshaw. Amateurs. Now, if they really wanted to be edgy, they should go full Godwin and put a framed portrait of Hitler above the barista station.
 
2012-10-05 07:17:36 AM

Dafodude: If they tried that here in Seattle, heads would roll. Not just because of the obvious ADA violation. But more on the principle that, whether it's good or bad coffee, there's kind of an unwritten rule that Seattlites must not be restricted from accessing coffee at all times.

This rule is maintained for the safety and well-being of the staff and the public in general.

We're not coffee snobs in Seattle. We're coffee fiends.


I went to Seattle for the first time this past march and this is so true. I have never seen a market so saturated with one thing yet all of them seemed to be doing business.

/I wish I could start this morning with a cup from cafe migliore and then hit Elliott's for their happy hour specials
 
2012-10-05 07:43:04 AM
The Barn Roastery in Berlin has banned music, sugar, Americanos and, most recently, baby strollers.

I LOVE THIS
 
2012-10-05 07:55:47 AM
My coffee-deprived brain read that as "banned Americans."

I suspect they would if they could.
 
2012-10-05 07:55:50 AM
Can't people park their strollers outside?
 
2012-10-05 08:37:07 AM
People still drink coffee?
 
2012-10-05 09:00:57 AM

thisispete: I was talking to a friend who lives near Franfkfurt the other day. He insists that German coffee is awful.


It is. Which is why you never see "German Roast" in stores. Great coffee culture in Austria but somehow it never made it over to Germany.

Places this strict either have great food/drink and can get away with it, or the food/drinks suck horribly and people only go there for the coolness quota (i.e. the "riff-raff" doesn't show up). Nothing in between.

/insert joke about German Roast only available in 1939-1945 joke here.
 
2012-10-05 09:09:44 AM
Most hipster coffee shop is like saying we're the biggest turd in the toilet. Nobody cares but the other turds.
 
2012-10-05 09:21:09 AM
To keep the strollers out, the shop has installed a giant pin-shaped concrete pole in the doorway, Eater reports.

..and keep out wheelchairs.

Is there no equivalent ADA in Germany?
 
2012-10-05 09:43:50 AM

MaxSupernova: Dafodude: If they tried that here in Seattle, heads would roll. Not just because of the obvious ADA violation. But more on the principle that, whether it's good or bad coffee, there's kind of an unwritten rule that Seattlites must not be restricted from accessing coffee at all times.

This rule is maintained for the safety and well-being of the staff and the public in general.

We're not coffee snobs in Seattle. We're coffee fiends.

I went to Seattle for the first time this past march and this is so true. I have never seen a market so saturated with one thing yet all of them seemed to be doing business.

/I wish I could start this morning with a cup from cafe migliore and then hit Elliott's for their happy hour specials


I love Elliot's.

/coffee snob

Btw - if people don';t like their policies they are free to go elsewhere. Whoever invented those SUV type strollers should be kicked in the shins.
 
2012-10-05 09:46:41 AM
well, since I put neither sugar nor milk in my coffee, and I find other people's babies to be of little interest... this cafe is inoffensive to me.

/ however, do they make espresso? this over obsession with the perfectly brewed coffee is nice and all, but I don't care how low-brow espresso is, it's still better.
 
2012-10-05 10:41:47 AM
I take my coffee with half and half Jerry, so goosestep your got damn fascist ass back to the fridge and grab me some half and half.  Don't make me make you buttchug this grande, because I will.
 
2012-10-05 10:45:13 AM
In New York, chef April Bloomfield won't let customers order burgers with mayonaise or onions at her Spotted Pig gastropub

People who invent new words to describe things for which plenty of other words already exist just for the sake of seeming edgy should be sentenced to death by repeated taint-punching.
 
2012-10-05 10:51:34 AM

tricycleracer: Is there no equivalent ADA in Germany?


They euthanize them, accommodation is far too inefficient.
 
2012-10-05 11:01:33 AM
Saw these guys on German TV. Everyone workinging at the crotchfruit-Verboten Cafe wears matching plaid shirts. Seriously, they all wear matching...plaid....shirts.
 
2012-10-05 11:15:43 AM
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It's good to see him back in the food industry after Elaine ruined his soup restaurant.

/did I just Godwin?
 
2012-10-05 11:30:11 AM
CSB

I was in boulder getting coffee with my 2 year old ( he gets hot chocolate ) at a rather scene coffee shop (lots of democrats). We're in the potty training thing and he had a particularly awesome accident so i had to get him to the bathroom and changed. The men's bathroom didn't have a changing table so i told a guy sitting outside that i was going into the women's restroom to change him and to let anyone know that came by, he seemed pretty annoyed. Well i was in there and sure enough some woman walked in, i was like "omg i'm sorry i just need to change him there's no changing table in the men's bathroom" heh her reply was something like the this-is-an-outrage guy and went on about how it's not right that there's no changing table in the men's room..sexism blah blah blah then proceeded to take a leak with me right there. I was just standing there wanting to get out of the situation and then she proceeds to start making conversation while going to the bathroom. Heh, I didn't want to be impolite so i talked to her until we were all done and so all of us walked out of the women's restroom together. It was a pretty funny experience but I particularly liked the no changing table in the men's room rant.
 
2012-10-05 11:36:23 AM

davidphogan: My favorite bar is up a flight of stairs and strictly 21+. What's the problem with choosing your customers?


tricycleracer: Is there no equivalent ADA in Germany?


My old gym had a two story flight of stairs to get in the front door. The locker room and weight rooms were on the ground floor, but they were uncompromising about that admission standard. No elevators or escalators, damn the ADA.

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Most hipster coffee shop is like saying we're the biggest turd in the toilet. Nobody cares but the other turds.


How can you say that about Bono. 

/My last "job" was at the top of a 100 foot tower.
//Make sure you have everything before going up.
 
2012-10-05 11:37:11 AM

tricycleracer: To keep the strollers out, the shop has installed a giant pin-shaped concrete pole in the doorway, Eater reports.

..and keep out wheelchairs.

Is there no equivalent ADA in Germany?


FTFA: " The Barn added that "this is by no means an intention of discrimination against parents nor people with disabilities," saying on Twitter that the pole can be removed for people with wheelchairs."

Reading is super-hard.

Anyhow, this shop isn't abnormally strict... it's just German.
 
2012-10-05 11:37:31 AM
Is it Avoca?

Nope, carry on.
 
2012-10-05 12:29:11 PM
Does this really get filed under "hipster"? I used to date a girl who frequented coffee shops that I would classify as "hipsterish" (Apple logos as far as the eye could see, some pretentious twatwaffle meditating in the corner so everyone can see that this is a person who meditates, etc.) and they always looked at me like I was some kind of asshole when I ordered coffee black.
 
2012-10-05 01:21:24 PM

Plant Rights Activist: To keep the strollers out, the shop has installed a giant pin-shaped concrete pole in the doorway

How long until they get sued by some cow that tries to push her stroller in there and injures her kid?


Or what about the Obeasts on their hoverrounds?
 
2012-10-05 01:26:27 PM
I wish more businesses would ban strollers. And those farking shopping-carts-turned-toy-cars supermarkets use.
 
2012-10-05 01:54:44 PM
I did not (coffee) Nazi that coming.
 
2012-10-05 01:59:33 PM

meddleRPI: Reading is super-hard.


You think Farkers RTFA?
 
2012-10-05 02:06:05 PM

Close2TheEdge: Pshaw. Amateurs. Now, if they really wanted to be edgy, they should go full Godwin and put a framed portrait of Hitler above the barista station.


Nah, it would be a self-portait of Hitler. He was way cooler before he got all popular.
 
2012-10-05 02:22:20 PM
I guess the passive-aggressive notes left on strollers just didn't work.

/why yes, I used to date a german woman. why do you ask?
 
2012-10-05 03:09:36 PM
I dated a girl who worked at Starbucks. If you think they judge you while you're walking in and then try to guess what you will order, you are correct.
 
2012-10-05 03:12:37 PM
Sounds good to me, I'm sick of parents ramming their strollers into my ankles.
 
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