God bless the counter guy in the mornings! He's so incredibly cheery that it's disgusting b/4 my morning coffee's had time to kick in. I feel like such a creep b/c I hate everyone in the morning, but this guy makes me wonder if being grouchy in the morning prevents me from being totally cheesy. This spacious restaurant is almost quiet enough in the mornings that you'd hear crickets chirping if NYC had 'em. I couldn't figure out why they don't have a booming breakfast business like surrrounding businesses since they're so close to the subway. Their bagels aren't awesome, but they're pretty decent & the coffee drink menu seems decent. After a few visits to this place, I realized why their breakfast crowd is non-existent. This restaurant is painfully slow. Everytime I've been in there to get breakfast, I've had ample time to get breakfast & make it to work on time. But alas, each & every time, they're slow as molasses & make me late to work every time I give them my business. This morning, despite the lack of customers, they gave me the wrong cream cheese on my bagel, so I had to wait even longer for my meal. Tell me how it can take SOOOOO long when there's 3 employees to their 5 customers total that came in during the time I was there. They must lose $ being open during this time b/c they're so inefficient.
Pros: Alternative to the Corner Deli or Bodega
Cons: Painfully SLOW!