Just starting a thread to bring everyone's experiences out of the woodwork. I agree the flashing, changing menu screens are super annoying. I felt like they were making fun of my hesitation in making up mind about what to order: "did you want a latte? Oh, now it's gone! Too slow!" Otherwise the decor and renovation looks great.
The do-it-yourself waffle irons are super fun, and sure to be a hit with kids. It will remain to be seen if they can stay clean and whether lines form at brunch, but this afternoon I made a tiny buckwheat waffle (they're priced by weight, so since I really didn't need any waffles at all at 2pm I used just a dab of batter in the middle for a little taste), topped from the extensive toppings bar, and put a dab of vanilla fro-yo on the side. $2.50 in all. The guy in front of me used a full cup of batter, added a bunch of fruit and syrup, and ended up with a $6.50 waffle. So beware.
I'm excited to sample more fro-yo flavors- I think there were about 12 in all, but again beware of pricing since the only vessels to put it in are basically vats. Seriously, would hold about a pint. I guess market research shows that people will eat more in a larger bowl. However, I would really appreciate some choice as to size of container.
Here's wishing them well!
ETA- I didn't get around to any coffee sampling but I really think with Diesel right there, they're probably not going to compete hugely on that front