Panera has the best environement for enjoying a cup of coffee and chatting with friends. When you enter, the aroma of freshly-baked breads and freshly-brewed gourmet coffees enter your nose. They have original and kicked-up flavors for the chocolate/caramel/vanilla fans. I love the comfy seating and the decorations are modern and chic. It's quiet and invites you to chat all day - no rush to leave! Overall, it beats well-known coffee stores hands down.