Thorough coverage of a situation in Amsterdam where a cafe has banned laptop use in all but one 10-seat table in its upstairs. Either way, it costs them customers – did they make the right decision?
If you’re a fan of Douglas Adams, you’ll recognize this quote: it is part of a story of Ford Prefect having an experience quite similar to that of today’s food bloggers. The particular way in which he was choosing to dice recklessly with death today was by trying to pay for a drinks bill the […]
[ ken burgin ] 50 things restaurant staffers should never do – yes, this list makes waitstaff seem more like servants, but if you’re trying to learn about what it means to offer good hospitality, it’s helpful to think through these things. There are lessons to learn here for running a cafe, and even for […]
The Fair Trade Finish Line – fair trade may be good branding, but does it actually do enough for the farmers, or is it just a starting point?
[ ABC mark scott ] I remember these headaches (they don’t really show up on decaf): here’s some scientific background: Why do you get a headache when you skip your regular cup of coffee?
[swissmiss] I’ll take that to go – why aren’t these more prevalent – instead of the tray style coffee cup holder, these carriers make it much harder to spill those multiple cups.
Kashiwa Mystery Cafe – an intriguing cafe idea. Can’t tell you what it is: it will spoil the surprise!
A couple of community-based cafe review sites: Beanhunter and decaf sucks which is twitter based, though doesn’t (at time of writing) have much content in Sydney.
The changing culture of cafes in NYC: a sign of things to come? No More Perks: Coffee Shops Pull the Plug on Laptop Users. I was chatting to someone about this on a coffee morning recently: when I review a cafe, I don’t include details like whether it would be possible to work there for […]
[ falling down ] 10 cafes, 10 macchiatos, one bike. Brilliantly captures the sensation of too much caffeine (as I recall it).