Take a Coffee Tour of the Peninsula

Feb 4, 2022

Where the locals go for their daily dose of caffeine in the ‘burbs.

In the city, you’ve got endless options when it comes to grabbing a coffee (or two…). The good news? Some of your favorite coffee shops have launched in the Peninsula — and these hotspots are packed with plenty of other local faves to keep you perfectly caffeinated. Here are a few of our go-tos to add to your coffee tour.

Menlo Park

Menlo Park is a tech hub that’s especially popular with young families. The schools are highly-rated and there’s always something to do in town — from hiking to hitting up the farmers market.

When locals are looking for coffee, they have some great options. Coffeebar is a favorite with remote workers (they offer a full menu so you can even stay through lunch). Cafe Borrone is right next to the Menlo Park Station (take note, commuters) and features tons of outdoor seating.

You don’t have to go far in Menlo Park to find a good cup of coffee. Just steps from Cafe Borrone is Saint Frank Coffee. Recognize the name? There’s a location in San Francisco, too.

Palo Alto

Palo Alto is a popular urban-meets-suburban area with leafy streets and a bustling downtown. Some of the best cups of coffee are found just minutes from the Palo Alto Caltrain station. There’s Blue Bottle — which city families might be familiar with. But the Palo Alto outpost is unlike any other location. It’s in a historic theater and includes a huge indoor and outdoor workspace.

Further along University Ave is Verve Coffee Roasters, a local favorite for pour-overs. And if you’re checking out the Evergreen Park area, don’t miss Backyard Brew. You’ll feel like an in-the-know local already when you head through the narrow alleyway to reach this outdoor cafe.Mountain View

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Mountain View is a popular place for young tech families to land. With the bustling Castro Street for city vibes and waterfront parks for an escape from the hustle and bustle, this town really does have it all.

Along Castro Street, you’ll find the local favorite Red Rock Coffee. Along with serving delicious pastries and espresso drinks, this two-story cafe often hosts live music. ZombieRunner is another Mountain View hotspot just a few miles away. And if you’re spending the day at Shoreline Lake, visit the espresso bar at the American Bistro. Is there anything better than waterfront views with your morning coffee?

Redwood City

Redwood City is a popular suburb less than 30 miles south of San Francisco. This town attracts outdoor-loving families who want to spend their free time hiking and boating.

For coffee in the heart of downtown, Redwood City locals head to Mademoiselle Colette. You shouldn’t skip the gourmet French pastries that pair perfectly with their house lattes. Coupa Cafe is another great option, especially if you want to sit down and enjoy breakfast along with your brew. Coupa also has locations in Palo Alto and Los Altos.

S’Bastians Coffee is another cozy neighborhood cafe known in town for its siphon coffee maker. It’s close to Woodside Plaza which means it is the perfect place to stop when you are out running errands.

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