Your favorite coffee shop is everyone's favorite coffee shop. During the winter, you learn this lesson the hard way. A spot that's reasonably crowded during pleasant weather will you leave you waiting hours for a seat mid-winter, when there are no parks and food trucks to divert would-be latté sippers.

Mounds of coats and sweaters serve as warning signs blocking you from every table. You're forced you to wait awkwardly, macchiato in hand, hoping for someone to cut their marathon squatting session short so you can secure an uncomfortable stool. To top it all off, the door will be swinging open and closed so often, you might as well be sitting outside. Tough life.