I use to buy Peets coffee when they were located in a really out-of-the-way location in downtown San Diego. A place to hang out, read the paper, read a book, and have conversation with some different kind of folks. A really special place -- more like San Francisco relaxed atmosphere of an earlier time than the up-scale pretentiousness of today's San Diego. Well they moved out as San Diego became emerged in its "South of France of the USA" development motif. Rediscovering Peets at this La Jolla location was great. Now, just for the coffee though. Better than Starbuck's. Perhaps, it's the memories of the earlier Peets that give it that special "Ah-h-h-h". Much of the ambiance is gone, but the coffee is a cut above the rest!