Most people actually take the side entrance, but that wasn't
nearly as attractive as the front entrance.
Nope, that's not a picnic shelter. That's the nation's shortest
covered bridge and it is right next to Scribblers.
Food and Beverage: With a full kitchen, Scribblers is definitely a lunch-hour coffee shop. The traffic at Scribblers was fairly soft when I first met up with MaryAnn and Terri at 10 a.m., but by 11:30 a.m., the crowd had grown significantly larger. Not only that, but I estimated four-fifths of the patrons I saw had sandwiches, salads and soups. It was less about filling up on caffeine and more about filling the stomach.
Nothing beats a table full of freshly baked and roasted
carbs, sugar and caffeine.
I stayed for a few more hours after Terri and MaryAnn left and ordered an Applewood Smoked BLT for $6 and change. I was one of a few people that day who camped out at Scribblers to work and I am not ashamed to say that. After all, I did drive nearly 50 minutes east to check it out.
Space and Atmosphere: Although hardly anyone was on a laptop that day, Scribblers does have a conducive environment for work with stable WiFi, small tables and nearby wall outlets. It's also a great place for gatherings of four to seven people, which I saw plenty that Saturday.
I love the white support beams. It definitely reminds me of
the local wineries here.
Scribblers' white painted columns and polished surfaces remind me of the local wineries I've visited near Geneva like Ferrante, Grand River Cellars and Debonne. Scribblers shares more than just a similar interior to the local wineries. The community group Connect534 (named after state Route 534) actually has a special deal this month and December where people can win a gift card by visiting and ordering a $5.34 lunch at eight of 17 partnered businesses. Most of the places are nearby vineyards and wineries, but Scribblers is also one of them. It's fitting that an area known for making wine has a place also making its own coffee.
Again, if you have suggestions of a coffee shop for a future entry, send it to me via firstname.lastname@example.org on Twitter at @SimonSaysNH.