I remember this place when it was a bookstore and so it still has that ""big space"" feel. College students with laptops, two couches to read papers (there's lots of papers lying around everywhere). Today I noticed a bunch of paperback books too. The place is designed to drink your coffee and socialize or just study, read email and relax. Coffee does not have that Starbucks bite, smooth.
Pros: Big windows, great coffee, a place to hang for a sunny weekend afternoon.
Cons: On busy Geary Street, what parking?