Best Open Fire on Which to Roast Your Chestnuts

ON CAMPUS — OK, so it might be electric and covered in thick industrial glass, but if you manage to snag that coveted chair in front of the Perks fireplace, settle your buns into those cozy cushions and warm up with a latte and a sprinkle of cinnamon, you can almost imagine you’re in your favorite indie cafe back home in the North Pole. Sure, if you take a good look around you’ll realize you’re still being oppressed by the corporate travesty that is the UCSD Bookstore, but at least in this welcome nook, the coffee’s fair trade, the espresso’s delicious and the music’s as hip as we could hope for.