170 Michael Drive, Syosset, NY 11791
- Baby changing station: yes
What was one a 4,000 square foot warehouse, is now a coffee roastery and lounge. This large, comfortable space has a wide variety of seating, from high-top tables and stools, to high-top communal tables, to regular height tables and even two “living room” like areas with upholstered sofas, chairs, and even a chandelier. Everything is well-spaced, making for easy navigation.
The entrance is not really on Michael Drive. I drove into the parking area between two buildings, to see the sign. There is one handicapped parking space not too far from the two-step main entrance. There is a “lift” to the left of the steps, or, you can go to the right of the stairs and take advantage of the “garage door” (left over from its warehouse days) to enter without steps. As I walked in, I was taken by the high ceiling and industrial look, softened by wood accents.
Mongo’s roasts, blends and packages all of their coffee on the premises. They “want to share the sight and sounds of a working coffee roastry with (their) customers.” (website) they are considered a local Micro-Roaster, a small, independent coffee roaster…” They can roast up to 200 pounds of “crazy good” coffee an hour.” (website)
As you might imagine, the coffee menu is large. They also offer baked goods, and a variety of other items, all locally sourced and delivered fresh daily. I placed my order at the full-height counter (It would be nice if a portion of the counter was lower to accommodate handicapped customers), and looked around for a place to sit and work. There were so many choices at the quiet hour of 2:00 pm that I couldn’t decide! I finally chose a corner table. When I went over to the “coffee bar” to put milk into my coffee, I thought that it would be nice if this counter were somewhat lower to make it more handicpped- accessible. I finally sat down and got to work. It was a quiet, lovely atmosphere. Before I knew it over an hour had passed.
Two, large, single-occupancy restrooms with baby-changing stations are located to the left and rear of the ordering counter.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.mongoscoffee.com, when planning a visit, to know before you go.