Today's cafes and coffee shops are typically
filled with people stuck on technology who are just trying to take
advantage of the free WIFI.
There's no sitting back and enjoying the atmosphere, it's all type,
type, tweet, tweet, ring, ring (that last one was a blackberry or iPhone
notification, in case you didn't know). So, for those that want to get a
more old-fashioned coffee shop experience that's focused on bringing
together a neighborhood in a social way, there's a great new Toronto
Snakes and Lattes in downtown Toronto totally discourages that modern coffee shop experience and creates a work-free zone that's just about relaxing and having a good time. At Snakes and Lattes, there are over 1500 board games to sit down and play. You can go with a friend and catch up over Monopoly (or something far more obsure) and a cup of specialty coffee, or you can make new friends and get to know each other over Mouse Trap. It's a fun place for those who want to unwind and put that work atmosphere behind them when they step away from their office.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, sometimes the best businesses are those that take a tried and true structure and tweak it for a originality!