San Francisco, CA
Excellent italian drip coffee, which is always fresh and never burnt. The lines can be daunting during peak hours, but the staff is great and the coffee is the best in town.
You wouldn't know it by looking at this place, but it serves some of the best sushi in the city and at great prices. Keep an eye out for the O-Toro Nigiri, which is definitely world class.
This hardware store is the best in the city with plenty of hard to find items, great customer service, and competitive prices. It's like being a kid in a candy store.