My vote goes to Mission Laundromat on 22nd right next door to the Latin American Club. You’ve got $2 basic machines, $4 and $6 heavy-duty units, and 7 minutes of drying per quarter. Ample seating has been introduced to augment the jury-rigged wire bench pictured at the front here, making for a nice lounge in which to catch up on that Milan Kundera novel you’ve been putting off (as long as you don’t mind the hospital-bright fluorescent lights, rhythmic drone of overloaded washers, and frequent visits and appeals from panhandlers). Best of all, your friends on their way to a quick drink next door will often spot you and invite you to come along!
Anyone else have any suggestions? Until I hear about a better one, I’m declaring this one the winner.