Monday, February 10, 2003
Hours - dang, I forgot to check, but it’s a bar for the most part, so expect them to be open late.
Prices - reasonable, good selection of beer and liquor, nice entrees between $7-10. Last time I was there the cappucino machine was down, but they still had brewed coffee.
Ambiance - subdued, funky, pleasant. There are round tables around, a general bar and a separate room with couches, tables, chairs, lamps with low lighting. Music - but you can still carry on a conversation and hear the clickety-clack of your keyboard. Very artsy, lots of stuff on the walls. There’s a small outdoor patio area with a couple of chairs & tables. What’s cool about this place, most of all, is the neighborhood feel to it. You can tell that the folks who live in the complex frequent the place. The bartenders are very casual and seem to know just about everyone.
Connections - lots of outlets as long as you stay to the walls of the room (There are many tables and chairs in the center that can’t access the outlets. Cingular service seemed to work there.)
Parking - ample, free, close, unrestricted (and oddly roomy spots)
Friday, February 07, 2003
The Monrovia Coffee Company
Hours - 6-10 weekdays, 7-11 weekends.
Prices - very reasonable - drip coffee starts at 1.25 - fancy drinks at 2.25 - sandwiches $5 and up - desserts and ice cream
Ambiance - during the day it’s light, bright and upbeat. They play music. There are lots of tables with straight wooden chairs or comfy chairs with coffee tables. Tables out front on the sidewalk for smokers & otherwise outdoor inclined.
Connections - some scattered outlets around. None outside.
Parking - ample, free (though most have a 3 hour limit)
Highlight - very homey, downtown Monrovia is very much a small town right in LA County. Quite a refreshing change.
During November it's all about me writing a novel. Sometimes it's about whalewatching. You know, and then there's other stuff.