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Coffee & Tea

Sweet Melissa coffee -- pushing her luck

vvv03 | May 4, 200807:29 AM     26

I am a regular at Sweet Melissa's in Park Slope for a normal cup of American coffee. It has a nice fullness and the nutty flavor that's reminiscent to what Dunkin Donuts coffee used to taste like when it was good. So I didn't mind a few months ago when they raised the price of a small cup from $1.50 to $1.75. But today I went in and they had raised the price to $2.25. I know food prices have gone up based largely on fuel issues, but a 50% hike in price in the past 6 months is pure greed in my eyes, especially in this economy. Call me a cheapskate, but I'm going to have to stop going in protest. While I'm ranting, I will also add that, while I enjoyed their coffee, I have found most of the pastry/sweets there incredibly overrated. Their almond croissant is pretty good, but the muffins, both sweet and savory, taste mainly of baking soda and are so dry you could choke on them, and the cookies are okay but hardly worth the crazy prices. I'll miss the coffee and convenience, but I'll have to find myself a nearby alternative.

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