A couple of mutual friends would really like each other, so I'd like to introduce them over coffee. I live in the penninsula, but one of the friends lives all the way out in Monterrey. We decided that San Jose would be a decent halfway point... but I don't know anything in San Jose.
I'm looking for a good place to get coffee and talk for a while, preferably close to cheaper food places if we decide we're hungry. Not Starbucks. Would prefer somewhere with a little soul to it, art on the walls, mismatched chairs, etc. Cafe Matisse would have been good, but it's something else last I checked.