As a coffee-loving graduate student, I'm always interested in knowing/finding the best coffee shop to study in. I just moved to Astoria and I've been perched in a chain store, for their free WiFi and plentiful seating, but I can't stand the atmosphere. I was wondering if there is any other coffee shop that you would recommend. I've poked around but most places don't seem to offer free WiFi.
Factors (in order of importance):
Atmosphere/type (I'd prefer something local, dingy, and small, you know?)
Proximity to Broadway/Steinway train stop
Any help appreciated.