The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is just one block from the beach and the famous Third Street Promenade. The shop is frequented by locals, businesspeople and a celebrity or two. There's a large wooden table inside that's ideal for laptops and newspaper readers. Besides the exceptional tea and coffee, the chain carries a delicious array of pastries, bagels and goodies such as Kosher Rice Krispies Treats. If you're lucky enough to get an outdoor seat, there's plenty of good people-watching. The staff is fast, efficient and very friendly. The shop provides free Wi-Fi for its customers.