"We should meet for cupcakes." It sounds so much better than "meet for coffee," don't you think?
My dear friend Barb has made it a tradition that when she comes back into town for a visit, our friends all meet for cupcakes. She is a genious. Sometimes 5 of us make it, sometimes it is just Barb and me, but it is really fun.
We have coffee too, of course, but nothing tastes more like friendship to me than a homemade cupcake. This beauty is called "Boston Cream" and I swear I could have eaten two!
With the surge of cupcake stores opening up around the country (world?), it is likely that you too can find a sweet spot to meet a good friend. Plan a "moment of delight" where all you need to do it catch up over some frosting. You'll be so glad you did.