Today I was strolling around the business district at the end of Bole Rd (by the Bole-Mini burger joint), trying to decide what I wanted for lunch, if anything. While dodging the lake-sized mud puddles I saw an empty table at Red Bean coffee shop and sat down and ordered a latte. While I was there I noticed someone with chocolate cake that looked good, so I had some. Then I saw someone at another table who had some nice crispy fries, so I had some of those, too. Isn't it nice being an adult? Nobody can tell you that you can't have junk food for lunch.
While I was there I noticed an example of a funny practice that I see everywhere around the city: people sitting in their cars, and the wait staff bringing them coffee on a tray. In front of every cafe, especially Kaldi's, Antica, Paradise, and the like, there will be empty tables yet people in the parking lot, four or more to a car, getting car-side service. This immediately took me back to going to A&W as a kid and getting car-side service. I had a high school girlfriend who worked there. Their official job title was "curb hostess."
What I can't figure is why people would prefer to sit in their cars than at a nice table on a sunny verandah. They're in plain site, so it's not like they're making out in there (the drive-in movie motivation). People must really like their cars.