Not chow per se, but a good coffee house is a beautiful thing...
I walked into this place a couple of weeks ago and was very pleasantly surprised; I've been back two or three times since.
The coffee is good (they use Peet's, which is fine, though I prefer La Colombe). More importantly, they've got everything that you'd want in a coffee house: clean, bright, comfy chairs, friendly people. Nice place to hang out with a cup of joe.
They're on 9th, south of Bainbridge and north of the Italian market, in the spot formerly occupied by Grinds and Finds.