Best Café Hangout

Epic Café

Walk into Epic Café on any given day, and you'll see people--tons of people--sharing tables, staring at laptops, reading books, talking, laughing, listening to music, writing or contemplating the art on the wall. Wi-Fi access makes it even more attractive to academics, bloggers and general computer addicts. It's a rare coffee shop that can be at once hip and unpretentious--Epic succeeds by having lots of room, lots of drinks and lots of food (ice cream, vegan baked goods, cakes, pies, sandwiches ... there's something for everyone). And it's open from 6 a.m. to midnight to accommodate both early risers and night owls.

Runners up:

2. Raging Sage, 2458 N. Campbell Ave., 320-5203
3. Bentley's House of Coffee and Tea, 1730 E. Speedway Blvd., 795-0338