A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 15, 2017
“No talkie before coffee” ("No talky before coffee")

Some people can’t function before having a cup of coffee. “No talkie/talky before coffee” is a one-line saying that has been printed on many images.

*No talky before coffee* was posted on Twitter on May 27, 2010. “No talkie before coffee” was posted on Twitter on October 20, 2010.

Ali McCallister‏
Questions before the eye buggars are even washed from my eyes. Do they not know there is a *no talky before coffee*?
9:25 AM - 27 May 2010

Katie Scheele‏
I should have a “no talkie before coffee” rule at work.
6:57 AM - 20 Oct 2010

Shanna Moakler‏
no talkie before coffee.
8:57 AM - 25 May 2011

Google Books
Hypnotizing Chickens
By Julia Watts
Tallahassee, FL: Bella Books, Inc.
Pg. ?:
“No talky before coffee,” he said, and Chrys nodded mutely.

22 February 2014, Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press, “Daily Juggle: This coffee addict is good to go until the last drop” by Molly Guthrey:
Fortunately, my kids know this about me and they know that there’s only one rule in my house: “No talky before coffee.”

The Huffington Post
THE BLOG 06/23/2015 05:48 pm ET | Updated Jun 23, 2016
How to Talk About Birth With a 5-Year-Old
By Shannon Day
And, I wish everyone would just follow my rule: “No Talkie Before Coffee.”

Bill Murray‏
No talky before coffee.
9:29 AM - 15 Apr 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, April 15, 2017 • Permalink