The coffee is very good and decently priced. They have finally upgraded their food selections to included something other than $4 fat-laden brownies. The bookshop section is well-stocked and the wi-fi is a nice feature. Still, the place lacks any atmosphere. It isn't warm or inviting. It feels no different than sitting at Starbucks or at the cafe at Borders. There is nothing cozy about it, no neighborhood feel. Just a standard, dry decor more fit for Midtown rather than the East Village. It saddens me to reminisce about that over-the-top personality of the Korova Milk Bar (which Rapture replaced)
basically, as a take out spot, it 's a good caffeine fix, although they don't open until 10am on weekdays - sorry guys, I'll be taking my morning cash elsewhere.
Pros: good coffee
Cons: dry staff, dry atmosphere, just dont feel welcomed