Driving down Main Street today in Santa Monica on my way to work, I realized that there are at least 6 coffee shops within a four-block radius, with another currently preparing for a grand opening! There are two Starbucks, one Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a Peet’s Coffee and numerous local haunts (which I really should try). I realize that there are lots of coffee shops throughout Los Angeles, but I’ve never seen so many in such close proximity. I always thought of Santa Monica residents as pretty laid back, but maybe they’re all just coming down off of their caffeine buzz, waiting for the next fix. I’m actually within walking distance of a Santa Monica Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, so I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before I get jumped in to the Caramel Mocha Mafia.