On Ealing Broadway in West London (about 3 miles from where I live), there's a "Finance Cafe." It's a regular coffee shop -- but in addition you can get a mortgage, buy insurance, and change currencies. I use it because it has the best buy-sell spread for currency trades I've seen so far. It's an interesting concept. Today I read that someone has set up a "Legal Cafe" in Chicago. It strikes me that the provision of professional services in the relaxed and casual atmosphere of a coffee shop is a pretty good idea (as long as one isn't obsessed with instant wealth). Could a "Quant Cafe" make any sort of sense? It looks like a really neat idea.