The Point Knittng Cafe

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37A Bedford St
New York, NY 10014

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(212) 929-0800
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I LOVE this store. First of all it looks great. The food is fab, and the staff was fantastic. I was looking for my first project yarn and I came in on a really busy day (Saturd...

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I'm an experienced knitter and I've shopped at almost every knitting store in NYC....but The Point has the WORST customer service in NYC!! The owner/manager was so rude to me when...

Great customer service, beautiful yarn 1/27/2008

I LOVE this store. First of all it looks great. The food is fab, and the staff was fantastic. I was looking for my first project yarn and I came in on a really busy day (Saturday - duh, didn't know) but the manager took me all over the store and helped me pick out my very first yarn. I signed up for a class and I can't wait to come again. Two knitter's thumbs up! Pros: great staff Cons: kind of crowded on a Saturday. Hard to move around more

LOVE this place 1/27/2008

I've walked into a few yarn stores in the city and have been highly dissappointed. Why are most yarn stores so bitchy????? Everyone is so friendly at the point and thier classes are amazing. Barbara Kerr can teach you pretty much anything you want to know about the fiber arts. Everything from the music to the pie from the cafe is great. You have to try this place! Pros: everything Cons: I wish they were in Astoria more

The WORST customer service in NYC!! 12/18/2007

I'm an experienced knitter and I've shopped at almost every knitting store in NYC....but The Point has the WORST customer service in NYC!! The owner/manager was so rude to me when I went in there with a problem that was really a manufacturer defect. She refused to do anything to help me AND she was unnecessarily rude...so I will never shop there again. This is no idol threat, I spend thousands each year on knitting supplies, and I also teach knitting....I will make sure to tell all knitters that I know not to shop there either. Pros: There are none Cons: HORRIBLE customer service more

Doing the right thing 11/24/2007

These folks are working hard to please EVERYONE and are really close to doing it. My knitting experience extends some 35+ years and they carry yarns new to me that I am not seeing in other yarn shops in the city. Great selection of yarns, tools and accessories. A group of us, who knit professionally for Broadway shows and major motion pictures, have made this a "must stop" on our rounds. Is that Ms. Kidman's shawl at the next table? Pros: Inviting, clean, well lighted Cons: not enough hours in my personal day to visit as often as I'd like more

Stupendous selection; artful display; affordable yarns. 11/17/2007

Knitters and crocheters know they are welcome here! Yesterday I stopped by, a Learn to Knit Class had ten sitting around a long table; an advanced class of three gathered around a smaller table; three additional tables held yet more people selecting or discussing their projects. This is the real deal: a neighborhood knitting/crochet shop drawing people to their cafe tables (coffe, tea and fruit juices available). Fantastic hours! Open Sundays too. more

best yarn store in NYC 11/15/2007

The people that work in the Poin are verry helpful and all the food that they serve in there is yummy. I just think they have a terrific selection in all the yarn that they sell Pros: It is abreat place to relax. Is also in good area in the W. Village Cons: Sometimes it's hard for me to go because it is sometimes out of my way more

Best place to learn how to knit. 11/14/2007

I took my first knitting class at The Point because it was near my office. Boy am I glad I found this place. The class was fun, the teacher was great and I learned quickly. Supplies are included in the beginner classes and they offer a discount on your first purchase. What makes it stand out is the help I received after the class. After massively messing up my first scarf, I went to The Point for some help. One of their fantastic knitters sat at a table with me, undid my mistakes and then taught me how to avoid it happening again. She made sure I was back on track before letting me leave. It felt great knowing I could turn to them for help as I figure out what I'm doing. The prices seem a bit high to me, but I've only done a limited about of shopping around. For beginner knitters, the help you'll get at this great shop is worth a few extra dollars. Pros: Amazing help for newbie-knitters, great classes Cons: Pricey more

Beautiful Yarn Selection, Tasty food, Best Staff 11/14/2007

I discovered the Point Knitting Cafe when I took up knitting 2 years ago. I went to 3 or 4 different stores in lower Manhattan, but kept coming back to The Point. Their selection is wonderful, the surroundings are ward and comfortable, and I can go and knit and nosh at the same time. On those cold winter days I appreciate the fact that I can just go to The point, bring my latest knitting project and spend half the day there. I get my cappuccino, my pastry when I arrive and hours later a piece if quiche or a panini for lunch The employees at The Point are always very friendly, happy to help me figure out things when I am stymied, and just to chat about knitting. I have taken 4 different classes and have enjoyed the instructors very much, an the fact that you can simply enroll for a class from their website www.thepointnyc I highly recommend The Point Knitting cafe to anyone in the city and for visitors or even foreigners to check out. Pros: Great staff, Food is tasty and a big plus, Awaeome selection of classes Cons: None more

Beginner Knitting Classes 11/14/2007

I read about The Point and thought it would be a great place to learn to knit. Took the beginner class and it was terrible. The teacher was not helpful and sped through everything so quickly, I don't think an experienced knitter could have followed. A couple students asked if she could go over something again, and her response was "the class is too big for me to do that, so go on the knittinghelp website". I think that is ridiculous and unacceptable for people paying $90 for 2 classes. Then make the classes smaller. The only reason for the second class was so they could rush through it to leave half an hour at the end for us to buy yarn that we probably couldn't use when we got home because we forgot what we were taught. I was extremely disappointed and really turned me off to not only The Point, but to knitting in general. more

A nice spot to knit and chat 10/12/2007

After visiting several shops in the area, I'm glad that I made a trip to The Point. Although small, it has a nice setup and was really inviting. The staff greeted me and asked if I needed help. I didn't really plan to buy yarn, just sit, knit, and see what yarn they carried for future reference. They have a nice variety but some of the yarn was out of reach which made it hard to see and feel. I went after work and there was a nice little crowd of people which gave it an inviting feel. The cafe has a great assortment of goodies and drinks which are reasonably priced given how things cost in the city. I will definitely be visiting The Point more often. Pros: good service Cons: yarn is too high to reach more

Friendly shop 9/29/2007

Was shopping for basics, as I'm brand new to knitting. The two employees at The Point were helpful and friendly. I also liked that there were women of all ages knitting together. I would definitely go back--especially once I know a bit more about knitting! Pros: Nice vibe, helpful staff, knitters of all ages Cons: A bit pricey more

A fun snowy Saturday at The Point 3/17/2007

After a snowy Friday I ventured out to The Point for another terrific Saturday. I learned to knit a last year at The Point and now pride myself in being a regular! Saturdays are always so much fun. The staff is terrific and helpful. New yarns are in for spring. The customers are also fun. What a great time on a snowy slushy day. I might even come back today. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you to my knitting friends who sent me here all those months ago! more

This place is awesome, beautiful selection, Great food, and Friendly staff, Fun Classes 3/17/2007

As a long time resident of Manhattan I shop and visit many stores, and of course like most people, I have my favorites. Last year I added a new cool spot to my "exclusive" list. The Point Knitting Cafe is in the artsy West Village, close to the trains. A friend of mine had told me about this cool store, where they sell tons of beautiful yarn, teach knitting classes and crochet classes, and also have great food and coffee. It sounded too good to be true! My first free Saturday I took the train down a few stops, and went see The Point Knitting Cafe in the West Village. My first impression was wow, this place is cool. I can tell you that immediately your eyes will love all the colors that blast out at you. The selection was very good, and they had a bunch of yarn I had been craving for a while and was unable to find at the other (small) stores dotted around the city. The smell of something yummy enticed me to take my coat off, sit down at one of the many tables and begin to use my new bulky yarn. I asked what my neighbor if she knew what smelled so good? She said it was probably the quiche that The Point serves. I found out that they are the only place in Manhattan that serves this quiche, and I will tell you here and now, it was the BEST quiche I think I have ever had. The quiche and cupcakes alone are a great reason to come back. The guy that works in the Cafe was so very nice. he not only brought my food over to me, made me great coffee, but he helped me with the new pattern I just got. he ended up sitting with me for a few minutes, and now we are best of buddies. I saw a review where someone said their experience was not great, well I can just say that maybe someone was having a bad day, because I have always been treated very well. I highly recommend The Point Knitting Cafe. Pros: Selection, staff, quiche Cons: None more

Good selection, awful service. 2/13/2007

Having heard mixed reviews from friends, I went to check this place out. I am an intermediate knitter so I know some things about yarns, and have been in several other yarn stores in the city. I was impressed by their selection -- a lot of yarns of varying types and prices, lots of needles and hooks, also a lot of cute buttons that are perfect for knitting projects. That said, the service was awful. Most of the yarn is up high on the wall and has to be gotten down with a helper-hand type tool. So you do need the staff's help to even just browse. One girl who was helping me got very surly after getting down just the 2nd skein, and was downright rude within a heartbeat. Other sales staff were just knitting and chatting with their friends and not interested in customers. They acted like the customers were really imposing upon them everytime someone asked for help! I'm almost sad that they have a good stock because they were so unpleasant to deal with. more

Don't be intimidated, you too can learn to knit!!!! 10/25/2006

I just started a beginner knitting class and was happy to find a warm, friendly and nurturing staff. The class size and price is very reasonable. The owner was the teacher that night and was very knowledgeable and patient. I cannot comment on the food but there was quite an extansive yarn collection. Pros: Location, price and customer service more

Yummy Quiche, Great Staff, Amazing selection 4/21/2006

This is the place to go in NYC if you knit and love food. Who would have thought that these two things would go together! Possibly the best Quiche anywhere, along with some amazing pastries gets me in the door. Once there, the huge selection and colors of yarn grab your attention and wallet. Great staff is always more than pleasant and able to answer all of my question. The Online web site allows me to order yarns that I run short on when I cant make it into the store in person. When you are in NY you must make sure make sure you visit the Point Knitting Cafe! Pros: great yarn selection, YUMMY Food, Great Staff Cons: None more
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  • Keep warm with hot tea and coffee while knitting a scarf. Variety of knitting classes, plus pastries, sandwiches and beverages.

  • 11/16/2005 Provided by Citysearch
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  • Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 12am-8pm Thu 11am-9pm Sat 10am-6pm Sun 12pm-6pm
  • Payments: Visa, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods: Downtown, West Village
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