When you are on jury duty you have two chief concerns. How long am I going to have to sit here? What am I going to have for lunch?
I quickly discovered the perfect trick: follow the lawyers. El Marinero Coffee Shop, directly across from the Civil Court in Jamaica, isn’t anything special. But the food is quite yummy and the scene is truly amusing. Huge tables of lawyers joking around and hoping from table to table like it’s a high school cafeteria. They all know each other and they all know the waitresses. You feel like you’ve crashed a private party.
Anyway, if you find yourself in Queens serving jury duty, stop in and join the party.
El Marinero Coffee Shop
89-18 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York