For the winter hibernators among us, Phoenix Coffee offers a reason to roll off the couch and into a slightly more social setting. It provides all the comforts of home -- plenty of worn leather sofas that look swiped from Mom's basement. The magazine rack offers a proper yuppie-liberal assortment of rags, from The Atlantic Monthly
to My Happy Preschool Workbook
. You can play backgammon or SpongeBob SquarePants, or just bring a laptop and enjoy free Wi-Fi for hours. The baristas don't seem to mind whether you order anything, but if you're hungry, they'll deliver a soothing three-cheese panini or hearty tomato soup to your table.