Cafe Restaurant
Coffee-Shop Background Noise Generator
Social
Patrons, log in here to access the bonus features.
Audio Albums
Selected noises are now available as Album Downloads
mic
Learn how to use myNoise with our Video Tutorials
Discover my blog and photo albums
July 27th • Poland Photo Album added

July 26th • Space Radio launched

July 18th • Suburb added

July 11th • Rain Radio launched

July 5th • Shusher added

June 27th • Saharan Caravan added

June 22nd • Eerie Radio added

The noise without the social distraction

A good coffee shop is an oasis for the creative mind. It’s where you go to get away from the bad habits and distractions of your home office. It’s where you go to get your creativity flowing and to get some work done.

However, there’s a catch to real world chatter: when the human brain perceives a sound it considers to be speech, it will focus on it and turn it into meaningful language. This usually happens in spaces where the ambient noise level is low, like in modern "open space" offices. This is bad for both concentration and creativity: you try to focus on your work, but your brain keeps on processing speech in the background, interrupting you as soon as some intelligible speech has been decoded.

The key then is to find a way to have the background noise approximate the sound of human speech without any discernible words. And that’s exactly what we’ve done with our Cafe Restaurant noise generator.

You can use Cafe Restaurant as a creativity booster - this study explains how - or to add ambiance in a too-quiet space. But its true power is revealed when used to mask distracting noises like workplace chatter or nearby conversations.

To deal with these problematic sounds, pop your headphones on and adjust the volume of myNoise high enough to mask it. After a few minutes your brain will stop trying to decode the babble and the noise will recede into the background. If some real world sounds intrude, they will be heard as babble noise and will no longer pose any sort of distraction to your work.

Note: unfortunately we have yet to develop a myNoise coffee generator, so until then you will have to provide your own caffeine fix!

Testimonials - write yours here

Click the blue hearts to load their associated settings

  I turn this on while I play Cook, Serve, Delicious!

  I play this on animated with some music from Harry Potter... was trying to get as close as I could for The Three Broomsticks from The Wizarding World at Universal California.

  This with some nice upbeat music in the background (I like Hyrule Castle Town from Ocarina of Time) makes a great tavern setting for my D&D group <3

  I enjoy listening to this in combination with a Rain Generator and Jazz / Bossa Nova instrumental music. I'll often set the Rain and Cafe sliders on 'Animate' to bring life to the soundscape. It's the perfect ambiance for when I'm working. YouTube offers a great selection of music to pair with this generator.

  I use this to set the mood when I make supper. This site is just the best. Period. No argument.

  I'm a person who gets drowsy minutes into slience or a monotonal voice. I'm also a person who loves to talk. The first issue is solved at a cafe, but the second is magnified at a cafe. myNoise Cafe/Restaurant keeps me awake through the ambience of commotion, but without the true presence of people making the commotion (with whom I'd probably start chatting).

  This generator is actually saving me right now. I have just begun working from home and I have a great, quiet office, but it is SO SO SO quiet. So now, all day, I play this generator so that when my music or calls are quiet, it isn't silent. Sometimes I forget about the music and I can still focus on my work because there is SOME noise. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  Love to listen to this when I'm studying.

  This, combined with the ambient noise in Monterey Bay Aquarium's Open Sea Cam has helped me get through assignments quickly instead of what would have been hours of distraction. I have "severe" ADHD and this was a lifesaver!

  I work a different schedule than anyone else in my house, which has an open floor plan. I'm often trying to sleep or work when they are up and about, talking. Loudly. I have this turned up with Pandora playing movie scores at the same time and it almost completely masks their voices :) Great for grading papers! I use the rainscape and an audio book to sleep.

  ← I call this "Grillby's" as in the cafe from Undertale.

  This keeps me focused like nothing else. Studying in the library usually annoys me because there are too many people, but at home I'm easily distracted. I'm so glad I found this website, I wouldn't manage to study anything without it! Thank you so much.

  I am going to be able to graduate university because of this website.

  Loving the Cafe Restaurant Noise, this one goes great with a Spotify playlist like 'Coffee Table Jazz'.

  As a writer working from home, I sometimes find it hard to concentrate with the general household noises around me--TV, dogs barking, vacuuming etc.. Strangely, I do my best writing in a small cafe, but it gets expensive spending the day there :-) Since finding "Cafe Restaurant" sound generator, I can have the best of both worlds. Thanks, Stephane, this site is brilliant!

  I find this setting perfect for drowning out general noises of people in the house chatting, walking around, and clanging things about in the kitchen.

  This really calms me down. I have misophonia, so other people with this might feel relaxed.

  I've loved using this audio. I've used everything from "chill" music playlists — that frankly, disturb my thoughts — to white noise makers and nothing can really beat mynoise. I used to use a different cafe sound generator, but the animation option that this one has seems to help keep me more engaged. Try this paired with a pomodoro timer and you have the perfect studying and story writing strategy.

  This helps me concentrate and calm down so much. Thank you :)

  The cafe restaurant, with Mr. Rhodes, Temple Bells and Singing Bowls is the most delightful atmospheric soundscape. I set them all to a moderate/low-volume, then animate in the super-generator. It's a warm hug for your ears.

  Being Home-schooled I have to listen to my siblings all day. Now that I have this site I can drown them out and get some work done. Thank you!!! <3

  This is a great noise generator! I work from home with a small child who is cared for by a nanny at home and this generator blocks all the noise that sometimes comes through with other sounds. It helps me to concentrate and stay alert. Thanks!!

  I love so many of the generators on this website, but for some reason this one helps me focus the most. When I'm writing a paper, I flit back and forth looking for some generator to keep me focused on the task at hand, but I am always still distracted. But when I turn on this generator, it's like my focus-button magically turns on. I can get writing in one continuous flow and the ideas just pour!

  I honestly thought nothing could block out my loud co-workers or the sound of the office equipment — rain, waves, thunder, I tried everything. Finally I found this, and now their mouths and the constant sound of scanners melts into this generator and I no longer have to hear their conversations. Thank you for saving my sanity!

  I like this setting paired with Railroads "Bumpy Tracks". Imagine sitting back in a comfortable seat in first class of a passenger train that is passing through the beautiful countryside. You look up and see people well dressed, enjoying conversation, sipping coffee and tea, munching on small delicacies, as the morning light enters the train. You smile and quietly return to what you were doing.

  Quiet chatter of a coffee shop on a rainy afternoon

  I love this while I'm studying. It helps me focus a lot more than music ever did.

  I work at home as a writer. If it's too quiet, my mind wanders. This cafe sound helps me zero in on what I'm doing and concentrate longer. Amazing! THANKS.

  Hum Noise generator + this babble with chat and talk = classroom!

  Why not combine this with the ticks of Clockwork? Clockwork Café! Real nice. Someone should really invent that, a Clockwork Café.

  I love these settings, because it maximizes the talking and minimizes the food sounds (which otherwise make me very hungry). This noise even blocks my resonant bass-voiced coworker!

  Great noise, without the dropping utensils from the kitchen! Thank you so much!

  I have recently had to work a lot in the waiting rooms of a hospital and in a patients room. This sound blocks out the chatter around me, and all of the machines. THANK YOU!

  Most cafe-background generators start to distract me once I can pick out certain pieces of conversation and laughter. This setting filters those pieces out as well as the Table slider that sounds like my brain is getting scraped. Set to 4x Animate and watch your to-do list shrink.

  You can adjust it even more perfectly to suit the Airplane Cabin noise for a near authentic in-flight experience!

  Bablbalabbllbalblablalblablablablbalaa

  I feel like Ii'm at a cafe for real, and very realistic. And I'll have the spaghetti and meatballs please.

  I was trying all your noise generators to try & focus on the very boring & dry classwork that I have this semester. My usual preference for ocean & rain wasn't helping so on a whim I tried the cafe noise generator. Amazing! I finished almost all my reading in one day! Who would have guessed it was the noise & not just the lack of distractions that make a coffee shop such a productive place for me!

  My desk is located in a call center, so when I need to stay focused on my tasks, this is my "go-to". The kitchen and table sounds are unnecessary and are therefore minimized, but the unintelligible babble is perfect for masking distractions.

  When I need to focus, I find Cafe Restaurant to be fantastic. At 3 am when I'm trying to get work done, it really helps. I get the great coffee shop noise without the irritations or the overprices lattes, not to mention I can work in my jammies. Truly perfect. Thank you so much for making these. :)

  I feel really uncomfortable in social situations like a cafe, but listening to this in my room while I study really relaxes me. I guess it's the fact that there aren't any actual people around to, like, murder me or something. Its the atmosphere without the stresses.

  The menu this morning ladies and gentlemen: Coffee Shop Cafe Restaurant Babble and Jazz. Fresh Fruit, Omelettes, Donuts, Pastries, Bagels, Juice and Great Coffee. Can I get you anything else?

  I suggest listening to this, with the rain sound generator set on "bedroom"! Sounds like a warm crowded coffee shop on a cold rainy day :)

  This noise generator, combined with Spotify's "Your Favorite Coffeehouse" playlist, make me feel like I'm in a coffee shop ready to hunker down with my homework and get stuff done, without the need to look socially presentable or buy any coffee. Definitely a lifesaver.

  This sound is perfect with some jazz or blues. It makes me feel like I'm in a New Orleans coffee house!

  When I first was checking out all of the different noise generators on MyNoise I thought this one was pretty weird. Pairing it with the Rainy Day generator makes for an incredibly soothing experience though. I have them on together when ever I'm at my computer. Simply perfect.

  The chatter keeps me grounded, it keeps me sane, it keeps me company without distracting me with actual talk that I would be tempted to really listen to. I'm able to concentrate more on the task at hand with this generator.

  I usually play this one with the Train and Railroad noise to make me feel like I'm in a dinner car of sorts. They're both noises I find extremely relaxing, but I never thought they would work so well together! I just set them both to animate and BAM! Instant relaxation.

  I combine this with the White Rain noise and some jazz. It's very relaxing and helps me get my homework done. :)

  I needed to write a piece and just could not get focused. I looked through a few recommendation before landing here, and within a few minutes, the words were pouring out of me. THIS WORKED SO WELL. Thank you!

  Playing this with music is so nice. It's like a local band playing a gig. It's very peacful

  This one is definitely my favourite. I've always found having human presence around me helps me stay focused. Also the romance of being an artist in a cafe is a really nice thought. Now I can live the dream long after restaurants are closed for the night!

  I always love the dull drone of people in the backkground, the noise from the kitchen telling me that the kitchen hand had messed up and banged a few plates up, the way my fork and knife clinked against my plate. Now I can hear all of it while writing, without the giant bill!

  I can't work in complete silence. The incoherent chattering of cafe's really helps me focus. This is perfect!

  Quiet chatter with the soft clanging of forks and plates in the kitchen. This is bliss to listen to while I'm finishing off an assignment late at night. Thanks for this amazing generator! This has indeed helped me survive the night :)

  Really helps me to study. I can't stand when it's too quiet: my classmates talks during lesson at school. Makes me feel like I'm in class. :)

  Agree that the coffee shop plus jazz is the perfect mix. I tend to be not as productive in a completely silent room (like my office tends to be), and often find myself writing/studying in a busy common area. I had no idea how much turning my office into a coffee shop would help!

  Fav noise so far!

  This Coffee-Shop Background Noise Generator together with a nice jazz playlist is the best!

  I have used this site and the app for several weeks since getting tinnitus. This is by far the best noise-generator of any kind, anywhere. I use it while I work and sleep. I use it just as much for concentration while working as for masking my ringing ears. Thank you for all the work that went into making this.

  This really helps me study! :D

  This has been an absolute godsend for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  Great thing found! Helped me in my project :)

  Seriously helps me focus. The one thing that can. I have ADHD and it is VERY hard for me to start working and keep working. This is just so perfect. -Laurel

  I love these generators because they help calm me down, sleep, focus, you name it. Add tea and you can do anything with these.

  Wow. Just wow. I absolutely <3 this site. Great noises, and I can tweak them just how I want them and get on with work. The cafe one is good for blocking and focussing. Thank you so much for putting in the love and passion. My Noise makes a difference.

  Convincing enough to make me forget I'm in a school library, and to help me actually focus on my work. As an easily distracted person, this is definitely helpful!

  I play this setting with quiet smooth jazz in the background and it sounds like a quiet coffee shop in a nice area of downtown. Not too loud, not too quiet.

  This one reminds me perfectly of those days when school's cafeteria is full and I sit in the back with some friends. Amazing when trying to do homework, it brings back the memories from the day and helps to remember something you were told about.

  It's so warm and comfortable! I feel like there are people around, but the sound is slightly 'blurred'. I can write with ease, esp. when this is combined with one of the rain generators.

  OMG! I love this noise so much! I've been adjusting to the sheer amount of work I have to complete and revise at A-level, and the sound of a coffee shop in the background can keep me concentrated for hours on end, which really is a life saver! Thank you so much for providing this amazing noise. :)

  Wow... Just makes me calmer... And more sleepy.

  This is the perfect soundscape for combining with appropriate music for an RPG tavern setting.

  Closing down the shops, cooks chattering, cleaning up, last person eating, so quiet...

  I have CHRONIC adult ADHD and 3 ADHD children, I am in school full time and studying at home was very unsuccessful. I was constantly telling everyone to turn down the TV and be quiet. Not to mention that my maternal instincts DO NOT PERMIT ignoring the voices of my children. Other white noise sites were very ineffective. The coffee shop perfectly drowns out all distractions - THANK YOU!

  "There's a party in our house? Who told me?" "HAPPY BIRTDAY!" WOW! Thanks guys! (When coming into room, move orange chatter slider up to the top) Love this!

  I love to play this when I'm working on homework. The best way is to play jazz in the background softly so it creates even more of a calm mood. I turn down some of the talking to make it seem like there isn't a lot of people 'around'. I do enjoy it a lot :)

  Love this one! Drowns out all noise when mixed with wooden chimes and fire! Recommended! Thank you Stephane!

  My new favorite generator! I used it to write a paper for a night class. I don't think I've ever finished an assignment so fast! It's seriously amazing how well I was able to concentrate on writing (I have ADHD).

  I'm getting hungry reading the chalkboard in the background...

  Feels like I'm at a table with friends. This reminds me of the busy little corner cafe I used to go to with friends. We'd take the corner table and chatter while we each worked on something. I would write, someone would eat, someone would be drawing. This noise helps when I feel lonely or have writers block.

  Thank you so much. I have been waiting for this one for so long. Great one!

  I work in an open-office layout and this generator has the perfect mix to mask the noise from the phonecalls over in the next pod - the frequencies are perfect. On those especially loud days, I add a layer of White Rain on top to cover other sounds, leaving me able to concentrate on my work.

  Traffic Noise on White Noise + Cafe Standard = Streetcafe in Summer ;) Best when its raining cats and dogs!

  University dining hall. Ah, the memories...

  Man! This audio environment is a paradise for writers like me! I felt myself indulged in a cafe where I have high efficiency in writing - it gives me hunches and keeps me focused! Cannot be more suitable for me!

  ← Vestibule. Fantastic remake of the original babble noise. So real!

  Fantastic when combined with rain!

  I absolutely LOVE this coffee-shop background noise!! It really works perfectly for me. It helps me stay focussed and keeps me in 'The Creative/Inspirational Zone' while my co-worker are talking beside my desk ;) Thanks a lot!

  This chatter sound is amazing for creative writing, studying, and productivity in general! Now, if only the accompanying image didn't make me hungry!

  Finally! I've been waiting for a cafe/coffee shop generator by you, and this is perfect.

  Every noise on this site is great in general, but this one works wonders for me - even in the standard settings. Normally I get distracted by random noises pretty easily. Thanks to this noise I can focus on my work for hours and it feels like I doubled my work efficiency since I startet to use it.

  ← This one sounds like you're sitting in the kitchen/dishroom, next to a busy cafeteria.

Current Slider Settings

Save in URL
Save as Cookie > Load
Clone as Minified Player
Order as an Audio file    

Presets

Chatter • Babble • Cafetaria • Cocktail Party • Soundproofed • The Table In Front • Table for One • Patrons Only • Downstairs • Waiting

Random

I'm Feeling Lucky
Enter the Meditation Room

Animation Control

Start A B C

Usage

Each slider controls a particular audio stream. Adjust sliders to taste and mood.

Unlike the other sound generators, this soundscape is not calibrated. This means that sliders are not associated to exact frequencies and that the generator's output will not turn into a pink-like spectrum when sliders are horizontally aligned.

The Animate! button turns the soundscape into an slowly evolving texture. Use this feature if you intend to listen to the generator over a long period of time.