Whilst living in Calgary, Canada, I created and run a very unique little group called the Belvedere Club. This was based on the ideas of the coffee houses of Paris over the last couple of centuries. It took off extremely well and we had many actively participating members. Unfortunately since I left Canada, the person who took over the running of the club has let it lapse. The website can still serve as inspiration for a phoenix club to start, perhaps here in Sydney Australia.
Take a moment to check it out!