We were busy today but this afternoon it was strangely quiet.
We didn't lack customers.
But the people who came whispered to each other. There was no raucous laughter. No hubbub.
No cheerfulness (apart from the two women who raved about the cheese scones).
And no tips.
There was a conspiratorial couple of ladies who said they'd have cake after their lunch "because it was a bad day".
And no one, it seemed, recognised me after my primetime appearance on Channel 4 last night.