If you are looking for a classic diner in the Valley then this is a great option. They have all the normal diner options like eggs, pancakes and hash. The seating is good and staff is nice. I've had the corned beef hash and enjoyed it. Added bonus is you might see a celebrity or two if you dig that.
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is a better option than Starbucks. Always friendly staff at the Studio City location on the corner of Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvd. Try the new Carmelized Pear Rooibos tea as a latte, yummy!
I first discovered Peets in Santa Barbara when looking for a good alternative to Starbucks' burnt coffee. Love it!