Playhouses, coffeehouses, and taverns were the scenes of their rendezvous.
Instead of drinking it at home, people went to "coffeehouses," where it was served.
Meetings and discussions in coffeehouses and inns supplied in those days the place of our modern books, newspapers, and magazines.
Swift came to London and found that Partridge's predictions were the theme at the coffeehouses.
Soon in all the coffeehouses was handed about a brutal lampoon on the courtly prelates whose pens the King had employed.
Soon the story made its way from the palace to the coffeehouses of the capital, and spread fast over the country.
On questions of polite learning his decisions were regarded at all the coffeehouses as without appeal.
As the news spread, streets and squares, market places and coffeehouses, broke forth into acclamations.
His tinada in Ascension was what the coffeehouses were in old London—the rendezvous of wit and fashion.
The Cabinets particuliers, formerly of such evil repute, are now the smoking rooms of the coffeehouses.