The Coffee Shop: My Place to Think.

Some people go to the park to think. Some people to the bar. When traveling some think while on a plane or train. Yet others go for a drive. While I do some of the latter, I also do a lot of my thinking at the coffee shop. Surprise, surprise! :)

As I type this on my smart phone I am sitting in The Red Hook coffee shop in downtown Ferndale, Michigan. I am in thinking mode to a delicious latte. I don’t know what it is about coffee shops. The cozy atmosphere, the friendly people and a hot beverage on a cold day all play a part in making it a good place to think. The Red Hook definitely fits the bill.

To coffee shops! Note next time I will have to checkout Pinwheel Bakery more which is within. Well it’s time to get back into thinking mode. :)

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What kinda place do you gravitate towards when wanting to get away and think when around home or while traveling?

10 responses to “The Coffee Shop: My Place to Think.

  1. You’ve reminded me to start doing this. I’m working full time writing my book and travel blogging. I often don’t get dressed or leave the house because I don’t want to take the time from my work. It’s really very pathetic. I look a mess and I’m becoming a hermit! I really should get dressed, go to a coffee shop, be among the living, and do my writing with a great cup of coffee and fantastic atmosphere. Thanks for the reminder. I promise to try it at lease one day this week!

    • Cool beans. Let me know how it turns out! :) I work and write from home sometimes, but I don’t know what it is about the coffee shop for me. Great scenery, coffee and a random conversation or two always seems to lead to new ideas or things to write about.

  2. I too tend to gravitate to coffee shops and small cafes..My dream job would be to own a coffee shop that held photo exhibits.. promote the up & coming photographer :-)

    • That would be a cool place! :) Hope the dream job can come true some day. I’ve thought about opening up a coffee shop sometime down the road.

  3. Nice post. I will know next time I see you in a coffee shop to give you your space :) I do my best thinking while running. I think the endorphins bring on creative thoughts.

    • Thanks! At some point this year you might randomly run into me at one in your neck of the woods. :) I have run before too for doing that. Great way to clear the mind too.

  4. Yayyy. I go to coffee shops to think, too! A latte and a slice of carrot cake is my usual ‘fix’ :D

  5. Living in Cancun I head for the beach or the park near my house, is so calming and relaxing. Of course with a coffee in hand.

    • Spending time at the beach or in a park are relaxing in and of themselves, add coffee to the mix, perfect! Beautiful beaches in your neck of the woods.

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