This mini-chain has multiple locations - I've been to the one on Mercer the most. The coffee is decent, not the best by any stretch of the imagination. However if you have friends who aren't as in to coffee as you are, then it's a good place to get a variety of other drinks like chai and tea. They also have food, but I've never had any of their sandwiches. The atmosphere is very dorm-ish, young NYU students basically camp out there and do their homework. If you can find a spot it can be a good place to meet up with people, they don't give you the stink eye for lingering. There are even some couches if you can snag them.