Restaurants & Bars 4

Blue Goose

Peter Cuce | Jul 31, 2003 10:08 AM

I stopped in at the Blue Goose today to hang for a bit between meetings, and although I was impressed by the look of the place, I also felt it to be on the cold side of cozy. Something about how the beautiful banquettes are arranged makes me not care to sit overlong, even though I ignored this feeling and sat long just the same. I only sampled a decaf latte, which was fairly well made and pretty decent on the taste side, but I won't be able to really tell until I drink a standard one. The people who work there are very friendly and greet nearly everybody who comes in the door with some nickname or other. If you sit around toward the evening hours you are apt to hear the owners chatting happily about their soon-to-open raw bar venture. However, the thing that spurred me out of my chair was the lack of bathroom in this place which I feel can't figure out whether it wants to be a coffee/dessert/light sandwich cafe, or something more or something entirely different. After wandering around the east village bathroomless for a while, I headed across the street to a cafe I had only noticed the week before, Cafe Monte. The decaf latte there was much fuller on the mouth, with more of a proper head, but the taste was a little on the gritty side. Perhaps a try at their regular will change my mind. In any case, Cafe Monte seems quite the place to hang about studying or reading. There's a garden in the back, spacious tables and chairs, and solid looking food going by, but I didn't want to sample anything since I had a Ba Xuyen #6 waiting in my bag.

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