I was recently enjoying a leisurely Saturday morning with a friend, catching-up over steamy cups of espresso at
Victor's Celtic Coffee Co in downtown Redmond. Our pleasant morning ended abruptly when we were informed by the owner that they "needed our table (because) there are customers waiting". Apparently 2 cups of coffee at $3.50 per cup only buys you one hour of table time at Victor's. Sure, the coffee house was busy. But my expectations in visiting a coffee house is to be able to sit, relax, enjoy my cup of coffee, visit with friends or enjoy my
book or newspaper, and enjoy the aroma of the espresso. I am a supporter of individual coffee houses and
restaurants. I love the individuality and "small town feel" and had frequently recommended Victor's coffee house
to friends and co-workers. It saddens me that I will now be rescinding those recommendations and going elsewhere
for my coffee dates.