I had a delightful experience recently at Shine Coffee, which is tucked away in the quiet and leafy Mansion Flats neighborhood. This quirky, independent establishment offers patrons a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere with well-worn couches, tables and a lineup of casual menu items in addition to its terrific coffee selection. An upbeat, eclectic crowd populated the space when I arrived on a recent lazy Sunday, playing cards and Scrabble, chatting, working on computers and reading books. We relished Shine’s bratwurst with red sauerkraut and a creamy, spicy coconut curry soup, teeming with vegetables and tofu, as a boisterous game of trivia got underway. This is a great spot to hang out with friends, and if you’re a music lover, you need to check out the venue’s event page.