best place to watch the japanese staff practice piano lessons New York 2003 - CAKE-O
The slim piquant café CAKE-O is further narrowed by an upright piano. Both aesthetic and utilitarian, the piano is used by employees who often emerge from behind the counter to practice Chopin after fulfilling your order. While I was there, a customer assisted a new employee with a difficult passage while the manager laughed that she was not even that good. It is a voyeuristic combination of extreme employee multitasking and an open stage.