Mar Vista is one of those neighborhoods you drive through wondering if there’s ever a reason to stop. There is, and it’s Coffee Connection. It might not look like much from the outside, but the coffee and snacks are good, and their back courtyard is a fantastic place to kill some time before your next meeting.
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