The Sip and Sonder
Location Details
Address: Number 2 Whimzick Alley, Mysticked District, London
Coordinates: J,2 - 9
Owner: Zoe Qian
Type: Commercial - Coffee House
Wealth: Comfortable ($$)

sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as a flicker sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of pedestrians passing through the Alley, as a lighted window at dusk.


The scent of fresh ground coffee and baked goods permeates this eclectic coffee house. Moroccan lanterns float high above in the air, Indian tapestries hang over the brick walls, and Persian carpets sprawl across the wood floors. Colorful armchairs and couches cluster in small groups around low coffee tables throughout the shop.

To the right of the door, patrons may place their shoes in little cubby-holes and choose one of the pairs of slippers to wear instead. Tucked into the back of the shop is the coffee bar where Marie is ready to take and prepare orders. Off to one side is a spiral staircase leading to the coffee house loft.


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Zoe Qian

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Note: Marie is an NPC who works at the coffee house behind the counter, taking, preparing, and bringing orders. She is a French immigrant with short black hair. She moves with a languid grace and might seem a touch aloof. But, for the eccentric and peculiar, she may have a smile. If you get to know her, she will love to have long philosophical conversations while she works.

Job Opening: If your character would be interested in working in the shop or managing it, Marie will direct your character to find Zoe.


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