You might be seated next to a group of giggling girls or rowdy neighbors who can’t keep their volume down. You can’t really complain since coffee shops aren’t libraries.
You have to appear focused
You can’t be people-watching or wasting your time away on Facebook or Twitter when you obviously went there to get things done!
Remember the phrase “over-priced coffee”? Yeah, well that, plus the limited power outlets and No Free WiFi!
If you’re the type who spreads all books and notes all over the desk, space might be an issue. Oh and because coffee shop tables are usually just small, the place can get pretty crowded. Imagine you, eyeballing with strangers seated beside you, or across you, as you share table–it’s too distracting!
Piped-in music might work for some but for others, it can be very distracting. So better bring your noise-cancelling headphones.