Coffeeshop Reflections

When I lived in the US, I spent incredible amounts of time in coffeeshops.
It was the place to be when you had to study, read for class, write a paper or just catch up with a friend.

These coffeeshops were simply made to spend a lot of time there. Many had cozy nooks with comfy sofas that just invited you to stay a while, bring a book or a friend.The coffee and food were great and somehow never stopped coming.
These coffeeshops had such a welcoming atmosphere that just made you feel at home.

When I came back to Germany I missed my coffeeshop days; that’s why I was super excited when a new shop opened close to campus.
No, the German prices don’t allow me to stay there the entire day.
No, the coffee is not always that great.

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But this coffeeshop has an atmosphere that makes you want to stay a while.
There are cozy couches and little reading nooks with giant armchairs. There are bookshelves where you can pick up books or donate new ones.
Every time you’re there, you don’t know how the café will look like, it’s different every time. All the tables, chairs and lamps are for sale – if you like what you see, you can buy it.

This shop is alive. It has stories to tell.
Unfortunately, my busy schedule only allows me to sit in there ever so often, but whenever I do I always enjoy discovering new objects and the stories behind them.
And it’s always a great place for people watching on a rainy day.


Welcome to Day 1 of 31 Days of Mundane Narratives! For the month of October I will be a storyteller. Together with a few friends we will browse the forgotten photos in our galleries and tell the stories that are so often lost in busyness.
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Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People Lover. Writer.

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