Java Jones is the leading Starbucks alternative in the college town of Isla Vista. It has a very unique crowd, usually different types and styles of college students. They have a good variety of coffee and teas, with some house specials with appealing names.
One of the best ways to stay up thru the night is Java Jones's Chai-gasm, which is Chai tea infused with espresso shot(s). If coffee is not your type of drink, try the Sense of Peace, which is a white tea offered by Java Jones.
This place does have an underlying queer interest, seeing that it is the most popular independent coffee house in Isla Vista, and I'm sure some of the baristas are GLBT.