For centuries coffee shops and tea lounges have offered an inexpensive place for people to meet, discuss ideas, read and work. The lounge format of the Park Slope‘s Tea Lounge offers a couch based format with WiFi that is densely enough populated to not really be conducive to much animated discussion but better suited to solitary work.
The WiFi is free and functional but struggles to cope with the burdens placed upon it by the many happy Brooklynites who use the spacious facility. The access point has been known to be hacked with humorous SSIDs left behind by the intruder. It’s not so reassuring to read a network ID of “tea lounge lilkid was here” as a room of people check mail and other accounts with potentially plain text passwords traveling through the access point.
837 Union St., Park Slope. Q to 7th Ave, 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza or M/R to Unions St. (Free WiFi)