I'm a little tired of cafés filled with faces buried in laptops. Is there a place where folks routinely strike up conversations with the stranger sitting next to them? It would be nice to chat politics, current affairs, culture, medical science while sipping on a delicious tea and eating an equally delicious pastry.
A place that attracts more of an intellectual crowd rather than an I'm-studying-for-the-GRE-crowd. Maybe you can relay a stranger-to-friends story that started at a cafe?