While in Rome recently, I enjoyed the coffee bars where you get your expresso or iced coffee on the go at a coffee bar. I even checked out a coffee bar where Pope John Paul II had his iced coffee.
The NY Times reports New York coffee shops are adding bars, and some are removing tables, and not making enough space for even an iPad (Ouch for some iPad owners). :-) Starbucks' SoHo location was overhauled in April with a wooden bar and stools. Check out the NY Times article here.