556 North Country Road (Route 25A) , St. James, NY 11789
(631) 250 - 9238ush
DescriptionSoul Brew is located at 556 North Country Road, St. James. It is located in a strip mall. There are two handicapped spaces in the middle of the lot, to the right of the restaurant. You will find a curb cut to the sidewalk here. There is also a curb cut at the left end of the sidewalk. There is a plastic, single door entrance, small entryway and another single door to enter the restaurant.
The floor is tile. There are both high and low tables as well as banquettes. There is adequate space to maneuver. There is a full-height bar and a "living-room like" area with two upholstered chairs and low table. Getting to this area requires two steps up.
A large, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom is located in the hallway at the rear. There is a baby-changing station.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 4
Location of handicapped spaces: center of parking lot
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: not too far
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: several chairs and tables outside
Paths and walkways: brick sidewalk
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance,
Doors: street-level single door
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: two steps up to "living-room like" area
Width of aisles: adequate space between tables
Places to sit: high & low tables, baquettes , bar/counter
Location of restrooms: hallway in rear
Type of restroom: single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and helpful
An invitation to meet someone for coffee brought me to Soul Brew, in St. James. Located towards the left end of a strip mall, I expected to find handicapped spaces near the entrance. Instead, the four handicapped spaces are located towards the center of the lot, where there is a curb cut to the sidewalk. There is also a curb cut to the left of the restaurent’s entrance at the end of the sidewalk. A canvas/plastic entryway has a single door, leadig to another single door. Going through this door got me inside to the hostess area. I was immediately “taken” with the look and decor of this place. The website says it is a “…quaint coffeehouse with hip atmosphere…offering a cozy, warm, friendly experience.” So true! I loved it!
There are a variety of low and high tables as well as banquettes lining one wall. Although not spacious, there isadeequate room to navigate. There is also a beautiful, full-height counter which was quite busy, even at 10:30 am.on a weekday morning. I would be remiss if I left out the “living-room like” area near the front window, with two upholstered chairs and low table. A wonderful mural hangs over it, for all to enjoy. The only downside to this spot is that it requires two steps up to reach it.
The menu is intriguing, with a variety of interesting drinks, especially their “gourmet drinks.” that looked delicious as they passed by our table. Soul Brew servess 100% organic, fair trade coffe and tea from surrounding areas.” (website) Their food menu seems interesting as well (for next time). Our server was lovely and patient, taking the time to ask about our likes and explaining what we might enjoy. She also encouraged us, “not to rush!” How lovely! If you are in the neighborhood, this is definitely a place to check out!
There is a large, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom in the rear hallway. There is a baby-changing station.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.soulbrewcoffe.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.