A good café cannot be underestimated. The mood is everything, and I hate to admit this but the actual coffee sometimes plays backseat for me. A hole in the wall is always the best, although as cliché and horrific as it is, I still love Starbucks. The makings of a good coffee shop is great décor with possibly an exposed brick wall, eclectic rugs, relaxed lighting, raw wooden tables and great music lightly playing in the background. Free wi-fi is not even a must for me. A break from the internet would actually do me good and force me to do more productive activity, unless of course I need to work and frantically check e-mails (which is simply not the case right now). As I am leaving New York I bid adieu to my favorite little spots, but look forward to finding new hole in the wall joints for a solid cup of joe and ambiance in the Windy City.