In my current life as a writer, I tend to hop around. One day, Starbucks. The next, Cosi (although my local Cosi is so disgusting, I’ve sorta given up on it. Plus, too much elevator music). After that, the dining room table. I’m always looking for a great writing spot; the perfect combination of comfort, background noise and, of course, free refills.
Enter: The fireplace table at Panera.
That’s where I sit as I write this. It’s wonderful. Here’s why:
A. Cynthia, the Panera employee/lovely woman who took the above photo, makes for excellent conversation/company.
B. On winter days, the fireplace is fantastic. V-e-r-y warm.
C. Alongside the fireplace is a cement ledge, great for bag/clips placement.
D. Refills of all beverages, including iced tea, iced coffee and soda.
E. Between 11:30 and 2 they limit the free wireless to 30 minutes. Which actually works out well, because it forces me to turn my focus to highlighting material, etc.
F. The Greek salad, only $6.09 and 270 calories, is delicious.