Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wi-Fi Watering Hole Update: Velocity Cafe Becomes Novel Cafe

A couple of years back, I blogged about the eclectically-decorated Velocity Cafe at 2127 Lincoln Boulevard (corner of Lincoln and Pacific) in Santa Monica. Apparently, according to this report (, in August of 2009 the original Novel Cafe on Pier Street in Santa Monica closed, due to a landlord-tenant dispute; and was reopened in place of the Velocity Cafe. I'm sitting there now typing these words. The new Novel Cafe ( features the same decor as the Velocity cafe (and, alas, the same slow service), but has added several Novel Cafe items to its menu. And, as before, the wall outlets are plentiful, and the Wi-Fi fast and free.

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