I like sitting right up in the back of the local Starbucks. It gives me a good view of the rest of the cafe while I remain relatively unnoticed. People do a double take as I’m leaving if I’m wearing my blue jacket since aside from one other guy, only Koreans wear the blue jackets.
It reminds me of that scene in Fellowship of the Ring when we first meet Strider. Though I have my espresso, my water, and my book instead of a cigarette.
This is also why cats love sitting in small places or in high places. They can remain hidden while they observe the world around them, or have a better view of the world around them (while also lording their elevation over the sofa pillows).