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?