All the chairs had been stacked away, as if in a bar after closing time.
Yet this was Starbucks, my local Starbucks, the one that's so often buzzing in the morning with the chatter of locals, the pitter-patter of people on their laptops and the clatter of metal milk jugs being washed for the next customer.
This was my Starbucks during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
On Monday, there was less staff and no one in line.
This was the first day of Starbucks' policy of -- temporarily, for now -- being only a to-go enterprise.
It's understandable in the circumstances. California is asking bars to shut down and restaurants to reduce their capacity by 50%, all to help create social distancing. Yet, for Starbucks and other fast-food businesses, will it ever be the same again?