When I met my bud, Nathan Campbell, it was at Bauhaus Books and Music in Capitol Hill. Lot's of artists go to draw at coffee shops and it's also a location where Nate has found possible job prospects. We also went to Caffe Vita on 1005 E. Pike (also Pill Hill) which has an upstairs area with lots of big tables and if you smoke, you can. No smokey treats at Bauhaus...got nixed a while back. But the coffee is smash-your-face-wide-open-good and the treats are bueno.
At any rate, certain evenings may work for me on a monthly basis but Friday evenings will be my best.