In my experiences, there is a completely different vibe at the local coffee shop that you just don’t get at a chain. Whenever I’m in one, there is always a sense of community. For instance, there are local events that are promoted, and even held there. For example, Hamden’s Best Video also offers intimate acoustic performances. So does Koffee?. With that being said, there is a close knit vibe that you get at the local coffee shop, that you just don’t get anywhere else.