On my way into town, I looked up the best coffee houses in Chattanooga to stop and wait for a friend. I landed on Rembrandt's in downtown a stone's throw from the river. An unseasonably warm day in February, it was a perfect opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the scenery.
I'm unfamiliar with Chattanooga, but I can only assume there's a college nearby with the number of students sitting outside and in working on their laptops.
The line to order was painfully long, and while they serve upper-end pastries and coffee, it felt belabored.
I like the spot and were I to return to Chattanooga, I'd love to come here again, but a lady in line told me she hadn't been there in a very long time but seemed to remember the wait being as long. That's a huge downside for a spot like this. Maybe they rely too much on their uniqueness and not enough on their speed of service?