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Apr152014

Dizzy's Turns Back Room into Internet Cafe

The back room at Dizzy's, which fronts onto President Street with three French doors and several skylights, is now being used during the day as an internet cafe.

The space was previously home to Cabana bar, a Latin-influenced offshoot of Playa (which occupied the corner spot on Fifth where Dizzy's is now), and after that it became a little-used private room for Comida, the upscale Mexican restaurant that replaced it in November 2010 and closed 15 months later. Dizzy's has used the space as a private party room and for overflow crowds since it opened almost exactly two years ago, but now on Mondays through Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm it's open as an internet cafe.

The full menu is available, and it's cash-only. Shame that this is actually one of the most attractive private spaces in the neighborhood, but it remains woefully underused.

Photo via Park Slope Stoop

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Reader Comments (12)

Dizzy's cash only policy is a hassle for me. Until they change it, I will continue to not eat there.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterReal Park Sloper

That corner is cursed and everyone knows it. That cafe will be gone in six months. You might as well just assume it's closed now.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEddard

This location only stays open because they have the 9th Street one subsidizing it. At some point, after they've run out of gimmicks, they'll give up too.

Turn it back to a full service dry cleaners, damn it.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJim

Dizzy's is terrible. Do people actually go there? Always looks empty whenever I walk by.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTim

That little pig is there every single day. They must be doing something right.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFelton

Dinner is not really good at Dizzy's. They know how to do brunch diner food pretty well though.

I wish them the best, but they have to make some changes to their dinner menu to survive.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commenternormality

There are sooooooooooo many mediocre places on 5th Avenue, most of which are now just chains from elsewhere in the neighborhood. Dizzy's, Eric Shoes, Pure Essentials, the list goes on. The whole street is turning into a clone of 7th Avenue. At least 7th Avenue still has some great old places like D'vine Taste, Cousin John's and Back to the Land. Not to mention Steinhoff and Grumpy (best coffee by far in PS).

What's 5th Avenue now? Seems as though it's turning into Smith Street which would be a real shame.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEd

@felton lmao. I almost trip over him a few times a week.

April 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterno-permits

Cash only and internet cafe seem like an oxymoron.

What, are we living in the 1970s? Who even carries cash --especially when brunch is going to set you back $50 --not that I'm complaining! I willingly will continue to pay, though just not at Dizzys.

April 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames BondStreet

I refuse to go to Dizzys until they start accepting bitcoin.

April 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJbob

That back space is cold in the Winter and too hot in the Summer so unless they have corrected that it would not be comfortable to sit there and use the internet. The food is really nothing special... and at times pretty horrible. I agree this location is in effect being subsidized by the 9th street place.

April 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterportie

Banking on a commodity - internet access of all things - in this day and age, in Park Slope of all places, is not a strategy that delivers success.

But an aside...if they have such great internet access, why can't they open a square account and start taking credit cards? Come on guys...figure it out.

April 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterrandymac88

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