Real shame - great place but beware of older gentleman who either works there or owns the place (Mr Hernandez perhaps??)
I used to love this place, would go there at least twice a week. Coffee is good, hot chocolate as well, their empanadas are great and the service is friendly.
Today I had the most bizarre experience though. I was working on a presentation I have for Monday, I had plugged in my laptop (on a prior occasion I had asked staff if I could use it and they were fine with it). An older gentleman who I believe is the owner told me I couldn't use the power point.
I need to be clear here - that is totally fine. I get it, I don't agree with it, but I get it. Some establishments want to churn customers. That's fine. I apologised, told him I meant no offence and removed the power.
The guy kept harping on though about the cost of my coffee versus the power, that the power point was a private area etc. - I said look, I'm not sure what else you want from me, I have apologised, removed the power point and made it clear I meant no offence. He kept harping on though and I just said look, if you want me to take my business elsewhere just say so. He said yes, please take it elsewhere.
I said fine, I went up to the counter, the younger gentleman there apologised, said 80 year olds can get a bit cranky. I said that's fine, paid for my coffee and hot chocolate, thanked him and left him a tip.
I've now moved to a shop around the corner and am having tea. Looks like a perfectly suitable place to finish my presentation from. I suspect this will be my new coffee shop of choice.
Real shame because I really liked Hernandez but I have no bandwidth to deal with that older gentleman's issues.