It's about 7:30 pm on a Tuesday evening, and it's pretty much dead. Which means you've got the whole place to yourself -- hurrah! And for the next two hours, we have our peace and quiet and privacy for a little writers' meeting.
The place itself is bright and white -- which means if it isn't clean, you'll spot it right away. Since we were the only ones there, they were kind enough to turn down the music a bit for our meeting. The high ceiling gives this place a suddenly-bigger-than-I-thought experience despite what you might think from the doorway as a pedestrian walking by.
For just a snack, I opted for their housemade lemonade and a gluten-free cookie. (It's 7.30pm and the place is dead quiet -- did I dare opt for food that was prepared for the long-gone dinner rush? Would it have been fair to rate them based on that?)
Blueberry Mint Lemonade ($3)
- One of three options.
- For $3 you get what looks like a Starbucks venti-sized glass basically filled to the brim with chilled lemonade. No cheating with ice as a filler either.
- Not too sharp like a lemonade. Not minty enough (for my taste, anyway) to qualify for the word "mint" in the name.
- Had so many adjectives I honestly can't remember them all except chocolate and pistachio.
- Wow was this a decent cookie. Size is OK for a "gourmet cookie".
- Chocolate and pistachio both came through. And they'd better because the thing looked dense with nuts.
- Felt a bit fudgy-chewy. Not much of a cookie-crumb mess here. Can I give bonus points for that?
- If you want a firmer cookie, throw it in the fridge. Still not much of a crumbly mess but it will be firmer and have good crunch.
- Each pack has two thin cookies, adding up to a single thick cookie.
- Gluten-free. So no flour? Look at it closely and you'll realize it's more like a chocolate bar dense with nuts, rather than a cookie.