First of all, they're almost right next door to Bittersweet, the chocolate cafe, so that's ten million points right there. Second of all, they have a fireplace that they light on winter evenings. Third of all, they have a great selection, including one of the largest selections of YA books anywhere. (I'm not saying it's huge, it's just bigger than most places - it has its own two-sided bookcase!) And fourth of all, I and my friends or my son can wander in there for hours, talking and getting crumbs everywhere, and the staff don't mind and don't care whether we buy anything or not. I love to go there and write.