The picture is of the Starbucks at 1356 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 9040. It is one of my all-time favorite locations. I was easily two to three times as old as the core group of local patrons.
I used to hang out there after work and write when I worked for a Los Angeles based software company. They opened at 5 AM and stayed open to midnight during the week and to 1 AM on weekends.
Their WiFi is the fastest I have ever encountered. I think everyone in the coffee house could stream Netflix at the same time and have perfect picture and sound quality.
The patrons were young, diverse, eclectic, and by the time I visited a third time, very accepting of me.
The management at this location allowed street musicians outside. This location was always crazy busy and wonderful. The Pacific Ocean was a short five-minute walk from this Starbucks, even in the never-ending crowd of tourists. If ever in Santa Monica, California this is a must location for coffee.
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Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a novelist, poet, book reviewer, and award-winning short story writer. His work has appeared in over twenty venues, including Bewildering Stories, Beyond Imagination, Poetry & Prose Magazine, and vox poetica. When not writing each morning at his favorite coffee house, he supports his writing, reading, and book reviewing habit working as an IT application support engineer. He is a former Captain in the US Army. His blog Kepler’s Book Reviews was named a 100 best blogs for history buffs. You can learn more about him at Kepler’s Coffee House.