I know about all kinds of coffee shops. I love them and have wasted far too much time in them, as well as occasionally having accomplished something worthwhile, and I have to drag myself out of one at the moment. I don’t mind chatter, but cell phone talking is IMHO very rude. It’s usually loud and I find hearing just one side of a conversation to be very disconcerting.
Two of my favorite podcasters, “the professional left” just went OFF about this!
They hate it. They think most people will hate it.
I am extremely likely to be in the minority on this one.
Just an update. I’ve been asking people. Many don’t know about it yet. Today, I’m visiting the Starbucks near where I work. Sometimes I get a late evening coffee there, just before close. Those baristas are good conversation.