This post is something I wrote sitting in a Starbucks.
Sitting in a coffeeshop is a lot like being alone and exploring a new place. You come in, order something and sit at a table of comfort and choice. You watch the people around you but you don’t talk to anyone. For me, this is comfortable, with everyone on their phones and laptops, I can think without being interrupted. I can be an introvert without feeling uncomfortable. Its quiet, and the smell of coffee calms me. The laid back music that fits what I usually listen to is another comfort. I am free from worry and I have the chance to watch people, look at decorations, feel what I am experiencing.
Coffeeshops are a way of being social, without being social. It provides introverts a way to feel comfortable in a social setting.