We love going to SG just to hang out, and always end up meeting interesting people. Their coffees and teas are exquisite, and they don't rush making them. Prices are comparable to the chains, maybe a little above. Karen and crew are the friendliest people you'll ever find working behind the bar. The place is especially pleasant if you love nostalgic decor, enjoy live music, and/or are sympathetic to traditionally liberal causes; but they'll welcome you no matter what your convictions or persuasions. They have a well-stocked library and board games; or bring your own book/game/hobby. Try the organic herbal teas iced - you'll never find better.