My favorite coffee shop is just a few blocks away; a good destination for an early morning when I'm out of milk for coffee at home. And the dog appreciates the walk before the day warms up.
Another bonus: You run into people you know, and when you mention that you're thinking of putting a swamp cooler in the attic, the plumbing contractor at the next table says, "No, no, you don't want to do that. Here are some numbers of good HVAC people you can talk to. Tell them Bob sent you."