and the steamy heat fogs the windows and the only thing left to draw is the place itself.
These are from various sketchbooks over twenty years or so. Boston had a great many spots that were a nice respite from the damp and cold, Chicago a good number, but Boulder's 40+ coffee shops must top the latte-location/capita list.
The weather in Boulder is so rarely bad that not a lot of coffee-shop-drawing has taken place for me in the last 12 years.
Do I have anything to say about the architecture or design of these places? Not really, I go there to take a break from the studio and do some mindless sketching. Although, all the way, I have learned a lot about coffee shops, their feel and atmosphere and how they have changed with the onslaught of mobile computing.