Wireless Cafes?

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Does anyone know of a local place where one might be welcome to sit and write with a laptop for a couple of hours at a time?

I'm looking for a spot that provides comfortable chairs or sofas and genuinely free wireless (unlike, say, Barnes & Noble), and has an atmosphere conducive to thinking and writing (i.e., no rock music, etc over the speaker system). (I suppose I could bring headphones along, though.)

I would be open to either coffee (mornings) or beer (afternoons) as the available beverage.

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Submitted by grandcoffee on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 1:01pm.

We recently opened a coffee shop in Tyrone, GA. It's by Hwy 74N, across Publix shopping center, closeby Legacy Theatre. We have FREE Wi-fi, with purchase of a drink, of course. Smiling

Below is the link in google locals


Stop by! We have lattes, cappuccinos, frappes, smoothies, salads and sandwiches! We are planning to do open mic nights, karaokes in the future.

Submitted by blazing2006 on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 4:25pm.

This is another great spot that has wireless. Great coffee, staff and decor. Located over in the Publix shopping center at Wilshire Pavillion off Hwy 74. P.S. Don't ask for a Grande, ask for a large. LOL

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 4:04pm.

Do what I do: Spend $69 dollars a month for a Verizon broadband adapter for your laptop. Unlimited bandwidth...worth every penny.

No more paying $9.95 "connection fees" at Atlanta Airport for the Sniffster! Smiling

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Submitted by Emily Baldwin on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 3:59pm.

Jittery Joe's has good coffee and free wireless as well as a nice variety of seating (chairs and tables, high top with stools and leather couches). They do play music, but normally nothing too obtrusive. Personally, I prefer it to Starbucks.

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Submitted by McGannahan Skje... on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 11:45am.

Besides Anthony's, which does have good food btw, don't all Starbucks have wireless access and I believe that It's a Grind does also.

"everybody's dancin' in a ring around the sun"

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Submitted by muddle on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 11:54am.

Thanks. How did I forget about this place? I visted frequently when my wife was hospitalized for 9 days in the substandard health care facility across the road that will here go unnamed.

The people at It's a Grind were very friendly, and it's a nice little place with good coffee, comfortable seating and free wireless. Yep, I'll definitely give them my business.

Last time I checked a Starbucks, they had some contract with T-Mobile that required paying to use it. Has that changed?

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Fri, 01/11/2008 - 10:37am.

Both were great. First was my Wife had a procedure done there and it was done on time, care was great, room was quiet and clean. Her Doctor who practices here in PTC did the surgery, and was prompt in checking on her.

2nd go around. Wife broke her leg at our house here in PTC. My Son and I got her to the ER at Piedmont around 7 PM. Obviously, she was in pain, they saw her within 5 minutes, eased the pain, took x-rays, leg was broken in 4 places, they put a splint on it, called the Doctor on Call in this specialty, (Ballantyne) at Georgia Bone and Joint (HIGHLY recommended by me after dealing with them). Scheduled surgery for 9 AM the next day, by 1 she was out of there and on her way home. She's fine now after 7 hard months of working on it.

All in all, I'm not sure how Piedmond Fayette could have made either experience any better.

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Submitted by The Crime Dog on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 9:48pm.

Hey-a Muddle.

Just an observation on your reference to your wife's situation at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Yes if a doc didn't show up for 3 days the hospital screwed up.

But quite frankly my friend YOU screwed up even worse for not checking her out after not seeing a doc within the first 12 hours. Good god man ... my wife would have the whole nursing wing held hostage at gunpoint if it took THAT LONG!!!!! And she doesn't even have so much as a water gun.

You've got to take a little of the blame yourself is all I'm saying.

I am glad your bride made it through OK and I'm sorry the hospital dropped the ball that bad. That's scary but I can say all of my multiple experiences at the hospital have been good to great.

The only time I've been remotely scared while at PFH was when my then 9-month old got incredibly sick and dehydrated to the point where they couldn't start the IV. Fortunately they called a children's healthcare ambulance and the EMT knew exactly what to do. They turned out the lights and used a light scope pressed against his forearm to show where the veins were. Presto! IV started!!!

I was quite honestly surprised Piedmont Fayette even had a pediatric ER doc anyway, esp. on the weekends.

Long story short though no matter the hospital you need to be a patient advocate for your loved one. Period, no excuses.

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 11:53pm.

Muddle's story isn't the only sad story I have heard about that place. I know 2 other people who almost died at the hands of the ER (dr.s ???)there. Fortunately for both, their families got them out of there in a hurry.

One thing I know for sure: If you are already in an emergency room, you shouldn't have to call 911 for paramedics.

You are right if you are getting poor care, get help, and get out quick. For some people hospitals and dr.s(no matter how incompetent) are intimidating.

I wouldn't let their 007 dr.s(licensed to kill) take care of the copperhead in my backyard, let alone someone I loved.

Be safe people.

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Submitted by ImJustSaying on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 5:56pm.

Hi Muddle,

Could it have been alzheimers or senile dementia? As a long time supporter of one of the unnamed health care facilities across the road from It's A Grind, (..three come to mind, however only one admits patients overnight) I'm troubled by your use of the word "substandard". I'm worried as well about your memory loss as it relates to those 9 days you misplaced. Stay well.

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Submitted by Gamma Sherri on Fri, 01/11/2008 - 1:07am.


Please search on my ID and you'll find another harrowing tale about substandard care at Fayette Piedmont. My Dad almost died there in August due to the hospital's internal medicine doctors. There is a real problem with the hospital's conversion to electronic patient charts - dr's orders are not going into the computer, and if it isn't in the computer, the nurses say they don't exist. Some Dr's put their orders on note paper and hand it to the nurse behind the counter. Some go and enter their orders into the paper chart. Smart doctors are putting the orders directly into the computer. I had to demand that the Dr be called when his orders, that he told us were being inputted, were not in the computer. This is a d@mn serious problem.

Interestingly enough, Dad hasn't received the usual post-hospital stay survey form. I doubt that he will.

Muddle, Dad is extremely sensitive to any morphine product. He literally loses days of memory, and he acts like he has alzheimers or senile dementia. When they take him off ANY form of morphine (and there are many deriatives and blends), he snaps back to. You might want to check to see what they had you on.

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Submitted by muddle on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 7:22pm.

Or Fayette Piedmont.


They nearly allowed my wife to die through their utter incompetence. It took three days for a doctor to show up in her room, as the hospital apparently (a) assigned a doctor to her case and (b) failed to tell the doctor that she was so assigned.

My wife's illness was such that (I have since learned) immediate attention is crucial.

By my own insistence she was transported to Emory Hospital where, over a period of 22 days, they saved her life. (And Emory personnel made it clear that my wife's case was very likely mishandled at Fayette.)

We will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER go to this local hospital again.

(I must add the caveat that there were some individuals at the Fayette hospital--nurses in particular--who were exceptional. I appreciate them very much, but still regard this "hospital" as a place that is challenged if the case goes beyond band-aids and bactine.)

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Submitted by tortugaocho on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 7:56pm.

The doctors and the hospitals got the laws passed so that you can hardly sue them when they screw up and a loved one dies. Emergency rooms in particular. Unless you have a video of them emptying a magazine into the body, they walk. And Fayette Piedmont and the whole group of physicians is sorely lacking. There are some good ones but we have a lot of the clowns and rude ones to boot.

Your situation is not isolated. I dashed over to the ER when a friend had a heart attack. I was in a side room with my friend after he died. The body wasn't even cold. Some wench barked at us "you're going have to get the body out the room because we need it." If she had been a man I would have decked her.

I say close it down and give Emory a chance her.

Submitted by loveptc on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 7:36pm.

Maybe you should PM ImJustSaying your old post about the health care you're wife received there as well as your post on you're best Thanksgiving. Then he/she would understand where you are coming from.
How is Mrs. Muddle doing?

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Submitted by McGannahan Skje... on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 12:02pm.

I think you're right about Starbucks muddle.

"everybody's dancin' in a ring around the sun"

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Submitted by yardman5508 on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 3:13pm.

you get login info on your receipt. Not free, but free with a purchase...keeps the freeloaders out. LOL. Keep the faith.

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Submitted by Git Real on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 9:55am.

Ok...maybe not. Smiling

Sorry Muddle, I couldn't resist. I don't know where a good place in our area is.

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Submitted by sageadvice on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 7:35am.

Yeah, home!

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Submitted by muddle on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 7:42am.

I don't have internet here.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 6:14am.

McDonald's. Well it doesn't have "McBeer" yet but the WiFi is free. Smiling

BTW, how is Mrs. muddle?
Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

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Submitted by chippie on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 6:32am.

Anthony's Pizza & Pasta - on Hwy. 54 East - located in the strip next to Azalea Estates. They are friendly and have good food, although not sure what time they open (they don't serve breakfast).

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Submitted by Paul Perkins on Thu, 01/10/2008 - 9:02am.

Atlanta Bread Company

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