Wake Up LA: Andy's Coffee Shop
If I had know about Andy's Coffee shop during my days at Pasadena City College, just two blocks down, I would've ditched biology in the morning at least a couple more times. Hiding on a stretch where the store facades all look the same, I almost wish Andy's had a 50 foot high coffee mug sitting on the restaurant, steam rising from the top.
I'm not sure about the wallpaper or the 50s diner idea, but there are large windows bringing in natural light, so its a pretty pleasant place to sit with a coffee in the morning. Throw in the good food and you can totally overlook their need for some change in design.