SETTING THESAURUS

COFFEEHOUSE



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A menu board
A long counter holding chrome espresso and frothing machines
Bean grinders
Coffee carafes filled with aromatic blends
Bottles of coffee flavorings and toppings (a silver whipped cream canister, caramel and chocolate drizzles, etc.)
Blenders
Metal thermometers
Jugs of milk in under-the-counter fridges
Several coffee pots 
Stacks of damp mugs hot from the dishwasher
Towers of paper cups and lids
A tip jar near the cash register
A glass case holding baked goods (muffins, scones, sandwiches, pastries, bagels)
Spaced-out bistro tables with trendy chairs and padded seats
A few comfy leather chairs
A coffee table strewn with newspapers or magazines
People working on their laptops or tablets
Customers reading books or visiting with friends
Shopping bags and purses dangling off the backs of chairs
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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