An insurgence of cafe culture has a lot to be said for nurturing and cultivating friendships.
How many times do you and a friend say "Lets catch up for coffee to mull over an issue or an idea?
Sitting in a cafe as I do every morning for my caffeine fix, there's groups of 2,3 or more girls chatting and sipping a latte, flattie (flat white) or a mocha with a side of banana bread or acai bowl, discussing anything. - I love this bonding that is shared over coffee.
Some of my fave coffee shops are: Zubi Narrabeen, The Baron Castle Hill, The Milkbar Port Macquarie, The Roadhouse Byron this one is a whisky bar at night - to name a few.