Coffee #1 is an independent chain of coffee shops that you wont find popping up in every empty shop on the high street. This works well for them as the staff are friendly, welcoming and the stores are great. In Monmouth there is a limited amount of seats downstairs, but you can head upstairs and grab either a sofa or some chairs.
During the week you can get stuck with the 6th formers or the so called yummy mummys but the service you get from this store more than makes up for it! I don't use any other coffee shop in town now as whereever I go it always makes me wish I'd gone here.