My wife and I have been here a few times while in the area and they serve very good coffees and pastries. The wait staff are always friendly people and again the pastries are great. I highly recommend.
Best coffee we have found so far in Santa Monica / Venice - a real barista bar, with a local grungy feel and plenty of local characters to help it. Service was a little too hipster (having a fifteen minute 'ya that's so cool' convo with your last customer tends to take away from the 'serving' part of the service), but well worth the wait. Two thumbs up.
Local coffee shop on Main Street. They have a nice selection of teas as well. Not a ton of places to sit down, but there is a small outdoor area too. They're close to the beach, so might as well walk a couple blocks and enjoy your coffee by the ocean. Very nice baristas, service can be a little slow sometimes.
This shop is great! I go here every day for a mocha (sometimes twice a day,) and often for breakfast. Their food is light and fresh. The baristas are consistent in making a good balanced drink and the espresso is clean. The clientele is good also!