My wonderful husband gave me an Idea this morning when we were chatting online. This Idea is growing and evolving already.
Also, my friend pointed this out to me: http://www.thegridto.com/life/food-drink/playful-grounds/
But first, a little research. Please help me out here and answer me this:
What, in your opinion/experience as a customer makes a good coffee shop?
I’ve posted the same question on google+ and twitter, and here are some of the responses so far:
Aside from the obvious, (good coffee) lots of nice sofas, always dissapointed when I can’t get a comfy seat,friendly staff too 🙂
clean, free wi-fi, good food and coffee and open early in the morning
aside from good, straughtforward coffee… Comfy armchairs. Newspapers. Nice cake.
open way freaking late. like 2am or 24 hours. There have been a few coffee shops locally that tried to do this. I liked having somewhere to go and get feen’d up and hack on stuff in the wee hours. Baristas that know a good mix when they taste it, and can reliably reproduce a tasty treat. I like it when baristas have a drink that’s distinctly their own. Obviously, I prefer they not be the type that’d correct someone who asks for a “medium” latte.
Comfortable and clean. Non-wobbly tables and non-scrapey chairs. Not echoey. I hate having to hear scraping chairs and wobbling tables banging about or loud people from the front of the shop as though they were right beside me. NO METAL CHAIRS! They’re not comfortable to sit in, clang, and are bloody cold in winter.
More to come I hope! Please feel free to add your comments below too! all appreciated.