David Bowie singing over the café noise.
The espresso machine.
The voices of friends and colleagues gently murmuring to each other, the occasional word or phrase popping up to be understood. “Yeah I watched that.” “Facebook.”
Outside the sirens of an ambulance.
Forks touching plates.
Plates or cups being set down on a counter.
Chairs being slid forward, scraping on the floor.
A door opening, then closing.