Located about a mile from San Diego State University, this relaxed coffee house attracts droves of students, professors, and other locals. The furnishings recreate a never-ending living room atmosphere, which has taken over the 1940s-style home which serves as the location. Plop down on a slightly raggedy couch, pull up an unmatched chair to a dinged coffee table, or hover at the edge of the room, clutching a hot cup of coffee until space finally opens up. Up front, a display case of freshly-made bakery goods entices all but those unnaturally endowed with too much willpower, and there's a menu of sandwiches and unexpected luxuries such as baked Brie. At night, live music or poetry reading makes this busy coffee hangout even more crowded.