Every neighborhood should have a cafe as comfortable as this. The brightly painted rooms invite you in for a cup of joe--or chai. Or you can sit outside and watch the parade on Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard. Inside are three rings of gentle souls organized around excellent food and drinks. In one ring are those conversing and eating. In the second ring are those reading and drinking. (There is a lending library in case you are in need of a book.) In the third ring are the laptop computer people who are so intent, they let their coffee get cold. If you want to see people who are authentic and fashionably hip, then this is the place.
2. TIE Coffee Xchange, Various locations
2. TIE Raging Sage, 2458 N. Campbell Ave.