12/15/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I have traveled to Venice, Paris, London, and New York, and Arabica Coffee Houses are hands down my favorite in the world. They are not pretentious in the least. They serve great mochas, fair-trade coffees, and a wide selection of hot and iced teas. They have nice pastries, wireless (at some locations), and live music many evenings. There are always seats and cozy nooks, and no pressure to leave. Once inside, time escapes you. You can sit for hours talking with friends or reading.