There are three coffee shops I love more than any others:
1. Trident, Boulder, CO. Community owned, warm wood interior, booths, wood-burning stove for winter days, amazing tea selection, back patio for summer days. Used to be open to 11pm, now 9pm.
2. Bardo, Denver, CO. Funky (mostly wood) interior, booths, good teas, used to be open until 2am, now midnight. Used to have the best website, just a plain text file.
3. Behive, Pittsburgh, PA. All punk/funk, open until 11pm-2am, depending on day.
The reason I bring this up: I long for a similar place, a third-space to be in late at night, ideally with tea and maybe a pastry and wifi, CRJ in my headphones and in the groove coding.
I've never found quite this style of café outside of the US, but does anyone in the greater Vancouver area know of something like this around here?
@brennen Alcohol-centered spaces are, of course, my experience on this front during my time in Ireland: some phenomenal pubs, and they're grand for a session or a late night with friends, but they're not a "sit with your headphones on and code into the night" space, ever.
@brennen At least pubs in Ireland are not as loud as bars in the US. I have actually measured (because of course I had a decibel meter on me…)!
@wlonk i've spent time in a few cafes in central / eastern europe that roll late into the night and make a pretty great model for this. generally chill, alcohol probably available but not the focus, social but not weird to just be working on something. not, alas, a kind of thing i've really run into here.
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