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Best Coffeehouse (2012)
East Village Coffee Lounge
498 Washington St., Monterey
Students, hipsters, and baby boomers alike flock to this hip cafe. Artfully drawn foam hearts adorn lattes and cappuccinos, and a plethora of exotic loose leaf teas and locally produced edibles are alluringly displayed. A delectable yet affordable selection of beer and wine turn this coffee lounge into a cozy pub at any time of day. Live entertainment ranging from bluegrass trios to slam poetry competitions to artist receptions regularly make East Village the place to be.