Nicole turned me on to a groovy place in Redondo Beach. Catalina Coffee
"It's a big coffee shop, plenty of parking - cozy, eclectic furniture: couches, comfy chairs, tables, etc. A fireplace, and even an area set off to the back that looks like a private home library that they use for private events sometimes."
Here's a list of the amenities. I love that the library is an ALL mystery used book store (they have over 2,000 titles for sale). Now, we just have to catch them up to the modern world of offering free WiFi (there is a PC there for internet access but they charge for it...)
Check it out:
126 North Catalina Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277