The view is the only reason to come out to this Diedrich's: the huge paned windows provide a magnificent view of the Pacific ocean, as well as all the beach-goers and pick-up basketball players that are enjoying the sun out on the sand.
Scoring a seat isn't so difficult if you go during off-peak beach hours, and it's well worth the wait; there's nothing like sitting with a friend or a good book and sipping coffee while enjoying a view of the waves.
As always, Diedrich's prepares a fine cup of coffee/espresso. Little known item on the menu is the "scoop of ice cream". Order that with a drizzled shot of espresso on top and you're in for a treat.
And just like anywhere else in Laguna, parking can be very difficult. There are only about 7 free spaces or so dedicated solely to Diedrich's patrons.