It's a bit of an insider's secret, but I think WorkSpace (21 Water Street, Suite 400, 604 637-2252) has the best coffee in Gastown. JJ Bean. Yum. And inexpensive (hint cheaper than Starbucks and lots of other places). You can't hang out and work if you are not a member, but they warmly welcome people dropping by for a coffee. Check it out. Say hi to Bill and tell 'em Roland sent you :-) and check out Workspace as a place to work and have off site meetings. It's a great place for free agents and consultants who normally work at home!