Say goodbye and good riddance to comfy couches (that aren’t really that comfortable anyway), nostalgic watercolor artwork and faux chalkboard menu signs, it’s time to try something new.

Intelligentsia Venice Coffee Shop

As reported by food and beverage hipster blog FoodGPS, Intelligentsia Venice coffee shop (the Los Angeles one) on Abbot Kinney Blvd, throws away tired old Friends TV Show coffee shop conventions in favor of something a little more practical. Expected to open the last week of March, the concept features “swiveling hydraulic pods,” that allow baristas to customize their workspace and better serve the expected throngs of coffee hungry customers.

The industry needs more of this sort of innovation; I’m excited to see Intelligentsia leading the charge to change convention. We can all use a little change.