I need a place to do work on my computer outside my house. Preferably with decent food and drinks, and cozy spots where I can hole up and not feel pressured to leave.
My favorite spot was the Lighthouse in Sleepy Hollow, til it closed, then Sunflour when it reopened in the same location. Now that's closed too! Too bad no one seems to be able to run a business there- great building, odd location, I guess.
Here are the places I've tried and found lacking, in case they might meet someone else's needs who's looking for a wifi spot.
Hastings Train Station Cafe- cute spot but rather busy, and the menu is small and not very tasty. I don't drink coffee and can't have dairy at the moment, so I'm limited, but I gotta say the soy chai latte I had was particularly bad.
Doubleday's in Dobbs Ferry- this is my fave so far. Irish pub, good food, friendly staff, wifi. It's just not a cafe, which is what I'd really prefer, but it's a good (and not well known) place to hole up with a laptop.
Black Cat in Irvington- nice place, but too small and noisy for my purposes.
Lola's Tea House in Pelham- I'm here right now! Seating not as comfy as one might hope, menu is OK but overpriced, and I'm bummed they don't have soy milk available to have with black tea.
Bo Cafe in Dobbs- again, small small small! And half the time the wifi doesn't work for me with my mac. The last time I was there, I could connect but got almost no signal, and the staff there were kind of snotty about it when I enquired.
SO...where have I missed? I feel like there must be some kind or larger loungey place in like Yonkers or Mt. Vernon or Riverdale even that I'm just not able to find through internet searches or word of mouth. Perfect office-away-from-home cafe, where are you? Stop hiding from me. I order something for every hour I'm there, and I tip well!