During high school, this was my favorite place to eat/study/hang out with friends. Once you place your order (I'll get to the food in a second), all you have to do is find a table or booth, put up your number card on a stand, and relax while you wait for your food. I never had to wait more than five minutes, which was just enough time to take out my laptop and connect to their free Wi-Fi, and the servers were always friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is really comfortable and laidback; once the servers bring you your food, they leave you alone to eat and use their Wi-Fi for however long you want. Panera Bread has an incredible selection of baked goods, sandwiches, soups, salads, and beverages. My favorites are the iced green tea, turkey artichoke panini sandwich, broccoli cheddar soup, and shortbread cookies. Go with the You Pick Two option: you get half a sandwich (definitely still satisfying) and a choice of a side (soup, fruit, or chips) for six or seven dollars.
Pros: Food; service; free Wi-Fi