Spot is a great hangout in the Eastman School of Music area. Students, professors, performers and locals call this place home at least one day a week. They have a large menu of coffee drinks, smoothies and teas as well as a kitchen in the back that makes light meals.
Spot is built in an old car dealership and there are still touches of the auto world in the art deco design that Spot maintained. The space is large and open and is good for studying, talking to your friends or a good way to end a date. In addition to the tables and chairs, there is a great area in the back with couches and arm chairs. There's also an upstairs seating area.
The only hang up is that the ordering process is a bit confused. Drinks come out out of order and there is general confusion about who ordered what. On the bright side, the prices seem a bit cheaper than other coffee houses in the area.
Check out the spot if you're in the neighborhood, I just might go today! Here's the http://www.spotcoffee.com/chevy.html