So what's required of a special place to write in? Clean is required. Good coffee and pleasant service are required. A view of passers by through a (clean) window would be good. An unhurried ambience. Music if it's not too loud is fine. A fresh flower on the table is a welcome bonus. Or a candle on a dull day. Pretty basic things to ask of a cafe, wouldn't you say?
Mary Portas and Michel Roux would have their work cut out here, because sadly, on the whole, cafes in Scotland are embarassingly bad.
Do you have a favourite cafe? Recommendations needed please!