The Customs of the Place

The Constitution of The Coffee House is probably the most compact and sensible code of governance ever drafted by a social club.  It consists of  a half-dozen Commandments only:  

  1. No officers
  2. No charge accounts
  3. No liveries
  4. No tips
  5. No Set Speeches
  6. NO RULES  

—The Coffee House remains a social club, one in which members are expected to talk about their individual pursuits and interests but to refrain from spreading out business papers and signing documents.

Plaques inset into long table commerating former members: