Legal Grounds coffee shop in Dallas is the primary office for a number of independent workers: This story is a great peek into the lives of a handful of people who regularly spend most of their work days on their laptops in this coffee shop.
TechDirt points out that because these folks are there all the time, they know the workers at the cafe and don't want to get in their way or hurt the coffee shop's business. As such, they share tables or leave when it gets busy. There's no feeling here that these folks hurt business for the shop by camping out all day.
Some of the workers who hang out at the shop find that working there is good for business. They make deals with each other and find customers in other visitors to the coffee shop. [via techdirt]