On Tuesdays, I take a day off from my regular job and, after having a my morning / her evening catch up session with my mum in New Zealand via video conference, Hannah, Rachel and I take ourselves off to a cafe to write, draw, chat, and generally have a chill couple of hours. I personally find I have to do this. If I don't leave the house on my days off, I get sucked into the world of dictation, administration and frustration that makes up a good deal of my working life. FYI, this is a pitfall of working from home!
A few weeks ago, we took ourselves off to a little cafe Rachel discovered whilst popping a cheque in the bank for me in Wakefield - Brews, Bites and Books.
For a writing venue, it's probably not so good, simply because it's small and I found the hustle and bustle distracting. And also because it's small, I didn't feel I could just sit there and write for too long as I'm sure my table would be needed for another customer. Having said that, I did feel that we were welcome and at no time did I feel the staff wanted us to leave. (Disclaimer: I did get some writing done, but not as much as I have been able to at other venues.)
However, from a gathering writing fodder, having a brew and a bite, and if you just want to chill and have a read of one of the many books they have on the shelves, or purchase those they have for sale, then this is the place for you. Plus the staff are friendly, the food is lovely, and of course, the company was great, too.