by Contessa Tarley on
OK, the coffee is not the best but the dessert and pastry selection is good and yuuuuum. The people who work there have always been cool to me. Yeah there are a couple of burned out hipsters who think they are too cool for school but whatev's, this is SF. The atmosphere is awesome, especially if you are looking to chill by the fire with a book on a cold SF day. The WiFi is free and surfing the net, getting work done and watching the world pass by in front of the huge picture windows is not a bad thing. The food has never been anything but good for me as well. This is my go to coffee place on nob hill to chill with a book or get some work done. Such a relaxing atmosphere and only 2 block from the house ;) (but the coffee does sort of suck)
by Vickie Jedan on
I heart middlesex on friday and saturday nights because the music is off the hook (hip hop, soul, r&b, funk, old school jams) & boy do i love to dance. ive heard tuesday night throw backs is also groovy but i haven't been yet. soooo the lines can be a tad outrageous, particularly if you end up there even a minute after 11pm but i think its worth the wait. cover is usually $5 to get in. drinks are truly inexpensive compared to other places in boston. i think the last stiff drink i had there was $7. they also have decent mojitos for $8. it can get really crowded really fast. once im inside, im thankful for the bouncers who have to hold back the thronging crowd outside otherwise the "giant cube" can be an elbow-to-rib/not so fun experience. you keep turning your head back to see who's hitting you upside the head while you're rocking out to "its tricky". i feel like ive spent too much time in seedy, downright bad "lounges" and clubs in boston to know which ones are worth going to... middlesex never lets me down.