With the new Transcend location finally opening its doors. I took a few minutes on Saturday morning, and made my way over for a coffee. Absolutely packed when Sarah and I walked in, we had plenty of time to take in the space.
I’m almost certain it goes without saying that everyone will be glad they didn’t cover the classic brick walls with anything more than a few prints. The seating is a mix of benches and uncomfortable IKEA style plastic chairs. I’m sure this will help though, by keeping customers from wanting to linger.
The line moved along at a good pace (even with most of the coworkers gabbing), and soon enough a table had cleared. A few minutes was all it took before my name was called, and we eased into our drinks; an espresso for myself, and a cup of clover brewed coffee for Sarah. The results were good. I can’t say I enjoyed my beverage any more than the version at Da Capo next door, but I know it’ll be nice to have another spot in the city.
And if Da Capo is known for yuppies and pedal pushers, Transcend is certainly (it seems), going to be known for yuppies and hipsters.