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“Terribly disappointing”

Dr Smood Midtown East
Ranked #8,236 of 14,730 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$2 - US$30
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Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: Dr Smood is an organic boutique cafe offering a carefully crafted menu of performance food for mind, body and soul. We work closely with our partners to produce the highest quality products from sustainable sources, pure water and nutrient rich soil. Coffee - Tea - Juice - Sandwich - Salad - Pastries - Super Foods - Non-Dairy
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Clearly, a lot of money has been invested in this chain, but some of the fundamentals are not in place:
1. If you are going to charge a minimum of $5 for a latte (plus a 'mandatory' 20% tip because you refuse to take cash) - and then also refuse to serve it with organic whole milk, but instead only offer almond, cashew or soy - you had better make sure it tastes great. This coffee managed to be both insipid and bitter at the same time - suggesting the beans had been over-roasted and then poorly extracted by the barista.
2. The food is on trend, but vastly over priced. It's the vegan version of click-bait - looks tempting, but ends up being very disappointing.
3. Customer service should also be superior to the competitors, rather than supercilious.
Would not return and would not recommend.

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1  Thank HughB15
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

At my latest visit to New York I visited Dr Smood for the first time and had a real positive experience. A lots of healthy food and drinks, nice design on interior, wifi, cozy and great service. Go there and take a healthy break!

Thank magnusang
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great little cafe with loads of interesting healthy options. A little pricy but the quality is great & the interior is fabulous.

Thank pemtca
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We love the juices here and have been coming every morning of our trip to get our coffee with almond milk. We like the health culture and the access to yummy superfoods.

Thank Briony C
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile
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