1701 is the place to be! Outstanding Internet, great owners, superb (roasted in house) coffee and excellent work spaces. I work from there whenever I am in Virginia Beach. I highly recommend 1701 if your looking for a collaborative work space or just want to drop in a work somewhere else.
I love this place. Everyone is friendly, the coffee is superb, and the crowd is diverse. It's easy to get work done and easy to take a break. Folks always seem to be collaborating (or perhaps plotting world domination?), and networking opportunities abound. I wish I had an excuse to have a full-time membership so I could escape here more often.