Me too, that's why the thread.
I have a lovehate relationship with those because traces of consumerism.
I used to live in an area with one of those corner diners that looked similar to the one in OPs pic. It had been around for a few generations and was owned by an elderly couple. The old lady made a limited batch of sweet rolls in the morning. I'd walk up there and have a cup of coffee and a sweet roll once and a while. I'd usually read news on my tablet while I ate, but sometimes I'd have random conversations with locals at the counter. It was one of those old neighborhood places and not a franchise, so there weren't many traces of superficial consumerism there. I miss that place sometimes.
Yep, that's not consumeristic. At my city, there's maybe an 1-2 loud bars with history. The caffee shops are handled by 20 y.o. hipsters of nouveau riche heritage. Some of them still make want to support them, but 90% are "est.2019" coffee cult spots
In the neighbourhood I live there are no cafe places but the more you go towards the city's center the more cafe bars, fast food and other stalls you meet.