The Coffee House is a comfortable inn along the road from Whiterun to Markarth/Rorikstead, just where the road from Falkreath runs into it near a dragon mound. Run by the Khajiit, Ah'vrie (known as The Cat, to his friends), it provides a stopping off point to relax, warm up, and maybe get some sleep when travelling. And, due to its central location, it also provides an excellent base of operations for the whole central part of Skyrim.
The mod itself is based off the Steam SSE forum thread The Coffee House, where many long time Skyrim players and forum members get together, and whose character portraits occupy the walls of the Inn (as well as "easter eggs" being scattered around). But the mod is not just about that, it is about an inviting place where anyone can just stop in, kick back, and relax - all with a friendly atmosphere and some special foods to select from on the menu (and yes - coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverages as well, plus free chips to munch on from bags, while supplies last). And, as an added bonus, an original Etienne and Hador story in book form, "The House In The Snow", in the Guest (player) room. Also upstairs, on the table just outside the guest room, are two books that identify the portraits in the Coffee House with short little biographies of the characters, as well as a skill book containing some alchemy recipes, which gives one skill point in Alchemy when read.
The mod is compatible with Fall of Granite Hill (though there will undoubtedly be some navmesh issues) as well as The People of Skyrim V10 AE (including the version with the Hold gates - and again, possible navmesh issues). If you are using UNP Clothing Merchants SE by Foaman, you will need the patch for it - CoffeeHouse UNP Merchants Patch (flagged as an .esl). Permission for patch as per Foaman: "If you would like to make patches for this mod (to publish), feel free to do so as long as they are addons over this mod (separate esps)" from Permissions and credits - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/16807
Some things to be aware of - NPCs will not show you to your room. When an NPC is scheduled to start a new package, sometimes they will not do so unless you exit the Inn and then reenter it. There may be some pathing issues with the navmesh if you are using a mod that also changes that area. Any issues will be addressed in a future update (there is one currently planned by Avrie, co-creator of the idea for the Coffee House, that will add additional features to the mod). If asked to overwrite anything, allow the mod to do so. Also, some items in the mod will appear differently than in the pics, due to the mods that I am using, and based upon your mods (or lack, thereof).
Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch
Download and install PERFUME BOTTLES HOTFIX. There were missing textures in the small perfume bottles in the 2 female NPC's room on the 2nd floor - this fixes it. Just overwrite when asked. (Most may not have even noticed it.)
NOTE: Should be placed after any mod that edits exterior cell -12, -9
If you like the idea of free coffee and tea in inns, see this mod by Altbert - highly recommended:
Free Coffee and Tea
Credits and permissions:
The Coffee House by Steven Ross (smr1957), with NPCs designed, created, and developed by gnewna
Based upon an idea discussed and developed by Avrie and smr1957, and it is the sole property of Avrie and smr1957 and no other (Avrie anticipates a further expansion of the mod at some point in the future to include additional features and interactions).
And a very special thanks to Ilja, for starting the very first Coffee House thread in the Steam forums, and opening or allowing others to open additional coffee emporiums.
Altbert - NPC packages, tea and coffee pot activator scripts, bard routine scripts, and some lines of created Khajiit voice dialogue.
I would like to thank the following authors whose resources (textures/meshes) were used in this mod, and whose settings of permission for those resources to be open, allowed this:
Amelli - Alternative Coloured Teapots for Eli's Coffee Mod - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/74925
Anduniel - Anna's Resource Pack - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/23263
Avrie - Alchemical Primer for Caravaniers - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/64950
DomainWolf - Vanilla Makeup HD - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/24482
Elza - Melt in the Mouth - Sweets Resources SE - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/3805
Jokerine - Jokerine's Misc Resources - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/801
MrD518 - Tamrielic Coffee and Tea - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/61632
quilb - Retexture for Soup - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/65238
Runspect - Resources for modders - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/26132
stoverjm and Blary - Open Books Library - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/42362
Stroti - For the numerous resource packs - converted by Tamira
Tamira - For her own and the work of Stroti that she converted to use - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/users/776954?tab=user+files
XvomTheMad - Magical Dorito - https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/63724
NO ASSETS FROM THIS MOD ARE TO BE USED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WITHOUT THE EXPRESS CONSENT OF STEVEN ROSS (smr1957) OR, FOR THE NPCS, GNEWNA, AND FOR THE TEA AND COFFEE POT ACTIVATORS, BARD SCRIPTS, AND CREATED KHAJIIT VOICE DIALOGUE, ALTBERT