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What is Coffee House Etiquette? Talking or No Talking?

by Prince Of Petworth June 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm 193 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I was at a coffee house and a friend of mine was shushed for talking. I’ve since asked a few people and they’ve recalled similar instances and/or they felt uncomfortable talking because so many people were working/studying. Now I’m not talking about screaming – just talking with a normal inside voice.

This has been bothering me for a while so I’m curious what you guys think – because so many people now work or study in coffee houses (especially during the day) is the common etiquette now comparable to a library? Has anyone else noticed that coffee house etiquette has changed so that it now resembles that of a library? Are there specific coffee shops that cater more for those seeking quiet?


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