Talkies is great because it meets so many needs you never knew you had. For $3.50, you can get a good-sized mocha, with enough chocolate to disguise the bitter taste of a double espresso. It's also got all kinds of flavored-coffee drinks as well as four varieties of regular joe. There's a small menu of sandwiches and a cooler stocked with ice cream. And then there are the seating options. The shop's centerpiece is its miniature movie theater, which shows everything from The Exorcist
to SpongeBob Squarepants
. For quiet reading, there's a separate room, with sturdy, high-backed chairs, great lighting, and a hushed atmosphere. Wherever you sit, you can hook into Talkies' WiFi internet connection. With all these amenities, it's easy to forget that Talkies consistently has the best-tasting coffee in town.