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  • Penrosey August 31, 2012 - 7:54 pm #58293 Reply

    I am working on a book and am tired of typing while holed up in my apartment in the afternoons by myself. I'd like to find a cozy coffee shop where they won't mind if I set up shop for a few hours at a time – buying snacks and drinks the whole time I'm there, mind you – and type away on my laptop. Someplace not too terribly loud and with a cozy feel and preferably in the South Arlington area (but doesn't have to be). I don't need Wi-Fi. There are so many places around here, but I've only visited to grab a drink or lunch with friends, so I don't know where to start when it's just me and my laptop. Any ideas?

    Captain_Obvious August 31, 2012 - 10:25 pm #58294 Reply

    Arlingtonian said:

    I am working on a book and am tired of typing while holed up in my apartment in the afternoons by myself. I'd like to find a cozy coffee shop where they won't mind if I set up shop for a few hours at a time – buying snacks and drinks the whole time I'm there, mind you – and type away on my laptop. Someplace not too terribly loud and with a cozy feel and preferably in the South Arlington area (but doesn't have to be). I don't need Wi-Fi. There are so many places around here, but I've only visited to grab a drink or lunch with friends, so I don't know where to start when it's just me and my laptop. Any ideas?

    Yea, you should check out this place.

    Dan September 1, 2012 - 3:56 pm #58295 Reply

    Captain_Obvious said:

    Arlingtonian said:

    I am working on a book and am tired of typing while holed up in my apartment in the afternoons by myself. I'd like to find a cozy coffee shop where they won't mind if I set up shop for a few hours at a time – buying snacks and drinks the whole time I'm there, mind you – and type away on my laptop. Someplace not too terribly loud and with a cozy feel and preferably in the South Arlington area (but doesn't have to be). I don't need Wi-Fi. There are so many places around here, but I've only visited to grab a drink or lunch with friends, so I don't know where to start when it's just me and my laptop. Any ideas?

    Yea, you should check out this place.

    Dan September 1, 2012 - 3:59 pm #58296 Reply

    It is not really in Arlington but it certainly had a “homey feel” to it

    http://stelmoscoffeepub.com/

    contractor September 1, 2012 - 6:29 pm #58297 Reply

    St. Elmo's is a good idea. Two other independent homey places, in Arlington, are Northside Social and Java Shack. Both have good outdoor seating too.

    MissKittenCat September 1, 2012 - 8:57 pm #58298 Reply

    top floor of ballston commons mall. 

    Tabby_TwoTone September 3, 2012 - 1:38 pm #58299 Reply

    Busboys and Poets in Shirlington, the library courtyard at Shirlington, Luna Grill in Shirlington (they need the business, not sure they would tolerate it but they should), Rappahannock on Columbia Pike.

     

    I once asked at P. Brennan's if they planned to have free Wifi, and they said hell no, they don't want people hanging out all day on a laptop. Short-sighted, I feel.

    Tabby_TwoTone September 3, 2012 - 1:55 pm #58300 Reply

    And yes, definitely Ballston CM. Or a park bench in Clarendon, whilst wanking furiously.

    R. Griffon September 4, 2012 - 3:20 pm #58301 Reply

    Captain_Obvious said:

    Yea, you should check out this place.

    That's cold man.  Friggin' hilarious, but cold.

    Penrosey September 7, 2012 - 8:59 pm #58302 Reply

    Hey, I laughed at it. :)

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