It's a normal thing in Silicon Valley to start a business working out of a coffee shop. Last weekend I was discussing this phenomenon with a couple of Amsterdam entrepreneurs since it's a trend we don't really see happening here. The Guardian has a nice story on this topic.
"Since opening last year, Ritual Coffee Roasters' plain wood tables and leather sofas have become a cradle of start-up companies, including Rubyred Labs. The firm aims to 'turn ideas into top class internet products and services'.'We would come here a lot with our laptops, because so many people come here,' explained one of its co-founders, Jonathan Grubb, 27, wearing a sports hat and sweatshirt. 'The coffee shop has replaced the garage for internet start-ups."