The Unofficial Rules Of Etiquette For Working From A Coffee Shop

When was the last time you went to a coffee shop?

You arrive at the shop and try to find a place to sit and work, only to find a packed place that’s just in absolute chaos. Yes you occasionally luck out, especially if you go early or late in the day, but coffee shops have become social hubs for hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

When you’re dealing with such a massive scale of people in a shop meant to house 40 people max, you run into a couple issues.

So I’ve taken it upon myself to write the Unofficial Rule Book on Proper Coffee Shop Etiquette to help make the coffee house experience just a little bit less chaotic.


You’d be surprised at the amount of people that don’t order anything at a coffee shop and just sit there and work. A coffee shop is not your home, they rely on people buying their products in order to stay open and don’t have the luxury of people not buying coffee. It’s also shows your appreciation to the coffee place and shows you enjoy their coffee.

Don’t feel like coffee? Get a bite to eat or a tea if you’re not into it…

If you’re staying at a coffee shop for a prolonged period of time, make sure to order a couple drinks and possibly some food. It’s mostly to be polite, but can keep you focused while you sip away at a caffeinated beverage.

Note: I will warn to not drink more than 5 cups of coffee in a sitting, I speak from experience.

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