If you want a gourmet or a regular cup of coffee they are the way to go. They have great flavors and things you can add - for a coffee shop you can not beat them and they are more personable and homey and tasty than the chains.
You can get a great sandwich or salad or soup or something for breakfast to go with your coffee. They have a quaint place to sit down.
It is gourmet and the kids might not like it as much unless they are willing to try different things. It has a gourmet flair. It is a great place to go for lunch from work or take out. It is also great if you are on a diet you can not go wrong.
I like to go sit and have a lunch with my mom here.