I will get to the crazy idea soon, I promise.
But just for now, a quick entry. My diary is filling up. I want to talk with as many friends and people as possible about this idea, so have been booking them in and choosing different locations to meet. Today I have spent the morning in Starbucks (Street Lane) and Caffe Nero (Chapel Allerton). Tomorrow I’m going to a local independent community cafe, Inkwell in Chapel Allerton and next week I’m excited to try a new place on Chapeltown Road that I’ve driven past and not had a chance to visit yet.
There is something unique to each place that makes us choose it; perhaps the location, the type of coffee served, the choice of delicious goods to have with it (or the calorie count), the ambience, the people we may bump into while we are there, the comfort of the chairs, wifi access, what is on the walls, parking, the length of time it is socially acceptable to sit therefore with an empty cup before you receive a certain look from the staff…
What is it that makes the perfect haunt for those encounters, and what is it ultimately that we are looking for?