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“Cozy Escape in midst of Hurricane Sandy Chaos”

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How You Brewin Internet Cafe
Ranked #21 of 38 Restaurants in Ship Bottom
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Earth
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Cozy Escape in midst of Hurricane Sandy Chaos”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This great cafe offers a welcome respite on Long Beach Island from the cold winter winds whipping through the island.

Great place to grab a cup of coffee and sandwich and sit and relax between tedious tasks.

Staff always friendly and efficient. Excellent though limited menu. And, best of all, you can send a quick email to expedite your day.

Visited February 2013
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Belleville, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Very good coffee and great piano player”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

I thought their regular brew was very good the few times we went there. They also has a great piano player there on a Friday night when we stopped in for a cup of coffee and to relax. Great alternative to the name brand coffee houses !!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Mansfield, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Coffee, Terrible Customer Service”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

First of all, the reason you go here is the coffee which is excellent. Lots of different flavors and choices each morning that rotate daily -

The customer service, however, is terrible. People working there couldnt care less about the customer and are not very helpful at all. Long lines are common, while people working seemingly dont seem to care -

All in all, the coffee is the star, the people are not!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank jvanryn
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
656 reviews
443 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 595 helpful votes
“Antiquated WiFi policy and poor customer service! Skip this place!”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

This sits on Long Beach Blvd in busy Surf City, NJ and tries to copy Starbucks with fancy coffee drinks and an antique internet policy selling minutes for dollars which is old fashioned and outrageous. Since it is one of the few places with internet on the island, I was forced to use their services. Customer service here is lacking and the girls behind the counter are teenagers, that don't really care if you are standing by the register waiting to be helped. The coffee also is overpriced and tastes horrible. Charging $3 for 15 minutes of horrible broadband slow WiFi service is a crime and this place needs to change its policies. Try also polishing up on customer service and reducing your prices. You aren't Starbucks, you'll never be Starbucks and stop trying to model yourself after Starbucks. Skip this place and visit the local library for the free WiFi and better customer service.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank lip89
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“BEST Coffee on LBI!”
Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

Great place to start and end your day.
Coffee always fresh!

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Thank surfcitylocal
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