In my opinion, the best place on Earth is the local coffee shop. Local coffee shops are all the same in many ways: great coffee, interesting baristas, couches, free wi-fi. Each one is unique with different types of decor and different moods. My personal favorite right now is Copper Star Coffee in Phoenix. It’s a funky mix of artwork and grunge, with fun baristas. I love hanging out there with my laptop and caffeine. All the distractions that come through are the right kind of distractions, if you know what I mean.
Starbucks will do in a pinch. I like Starbucks, mostly because they’re all pretty much the same, and they’re everywhere. If I need to find a place to hang out for a while, and I can’t find a nice local coffee shop, the local Starbucks will do.
Related to this post is a post over at Post of the Day: the 9 Most Annoying People at Starbucks.