You go there for your coffee and cake, or to check out a current copy of The Coast, or to find a seat down back and write your epic á là laptop. When you’re finished (your coffee or your novel, which ever ends first), you go get a refill and meander into a dark corner to talk to a friend or eye the latest art hanging on the wall. It’s official, Haligonians are hell-bent on Mokka.
1588 Granville Street, 492-4036
Runner-up: Trident Bookseller and Café
1570 Argyle Street, 423-7100