I didn't go to a coffee shop (sorry, I'm a tease) but ended up walking the boardwalk. I didn't realize that every few miles the city changes names. I was in Ventnor city but walked into Atlantic city at one point. And I think we had ice cream in Margate city the other night.
I found that, sitting by the sea, I was at peace and marveling at the serene beauty of nature and the wonders of the world up until the flies started biting me and I went running for the air conditioned hotel room.