Dear Friends.

I'm running a small café in the quiet harbour town of Hafnarfjörður in Iceland. I would like to ask you your opinion, if I may. If you were to walk into a Quaker-run cafe, what would your expectations be? It could be anything from food to bookkeeping, cleaning to wages. Literally any expectations/hopes/desires relating to the running of a café in a 'Quakerly fashion'. I want to offer something that really promotes what we stand for as a Society. Any ideas? Your opinions would be very much appreciated.

In Friendship,

David

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I would want everyone to feel welcomed.  No decorations, simplicity rules.  separate areas for quite and fellowship.  

That's wonderful, James, thank you so much! Inclusive, simply decorated, and a choice of quiet or lively areas. Love it :)

James C Schultz said:

I would want everyone to feel welcomed.  No decorations, simplicity rules.  separate areas for quite and fellowship.  

Quaker Oats was the  first thing to come to mind!  Seriously, it is good to know that there are Quakers in Iceland. Blessing on your endeavor. https://spurgeonwarquotes.wordpress.com 

Lots of cafes have magazines for patrons to read.  A Quaker-run cafe could subscribe to some of these exotic Quaker publications many of us have heard of.

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