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Suck It Up

A few of our favorite java dispensaries

EVERYONE howls about the price of gasoline, but we all line up meekly for our morning latte, even though it costs about 20 bucks a gallon. But which, really, is more important to human productivity? Enough coffee and we can walk to work—real fast.

Our list of coffeehouses is by no means complete; the valley plays host to more espresso bars than Simi Valley has Reagan monuments. These are just some of our favorite places to stay alert.

Barefoot Coffee Roasters
5237 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
408.248.4500

With open-mic session Wednesdays

Barnes and Noble
Stevens Creek
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
408.984.3495
The Pruneyard
1875 S. Bascom Ave #240, Campbell
408.559.8101
Blossom Hill
5353 Almaden Expwy, Bldg B, San Jose
408.979.0611
Gilroy
6825 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy
408.846. 5777

Bay Street Coffee Company
4000 Bay St #A, Fremont
510.353.9590
754 The Alameda
408.971.1207

Bean Scene
186 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale
408.738.4523
The Bean Scene hosts music on Saturday nights.

Bean Scene Cafe
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mtn. View
650.903.4871
This new cafe at the performing arts center stays open for show patrons.

Blue Rock Shoot
14523 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
408.872.0309

Borders
356 Santana Row #1030, San Jose
408.241.9100
316 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
408.730.5050
50 University Ave #280, Los Gatos
408.395.6622
456 University Ave, Palo Alto
650.326.3670
The lively bookstore chain keeps late hours and hosts many book-related events.

Cafe Barone
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
650.327.0830

Cafe Boba
110 E. San Fernando St, San Jose
408.286.CAFE
Close to SJSU and new library

Café 1850
50 W. San Fernando St, San Jose
408.287.4111
Lots of outdoor seating by the Circle of Palms between the Fairmont and the San Jose Museum of Art.

Cafe Nono
1 N. First St, San Jose
408.288.6744
Actually, its entrance is on Santa Clara Street despite the address.

Cafe Rouge
42 Elm St, Los Gatos
408.395.1599

Cafecito
330 Third St, San Jose
408.995.6023
Open-mic nights Mondays and Thursday, some live music.

Caffe Florian
15567 Union Ave, Los Gatos
408.377.1631

Campbell Coffee Roasting Co
875 S Bascom Ave #112, Campbell
408.559.8040

Cat'sCaf
140 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose
408.292.6160

City Espresso
632 E. Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose
408.972.4500

Coffee Society
21265 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino
408.725.8091
In a spot convenient to De Anza College and the Flint Center, the cafe is a caffeine hot spot.

Center Stage Cafe
1608 S. De Anza Blvd, San Jose
408-996-1279
A new performance-space cafe with live music most nights.

The Cool Café
Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Dr, Stanford; 650.725.4758
A perfect place to refuel while checking out the art shows and permanent collection.

Dana Street Roasting Company
755 W. Dana St, Mtn. View
650.390.9638

Dolce Spazio
221 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos
408.395.1335

Espresso Garden and Café
814 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose
408.298.0808
The active schedule features live acoustic music Fridays and Saturdays, plus a Thursday open-mic session.

Fantasia Coffee And Tea
10933 N. Wolfe Rd #120, Cupertino
408.865.1689
Pearl tea and coffee emporium located in the Cupertino Village Shopping Center.

Great Bear Coffee Company
19 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos
408.395.8607

Hookah Nites Cafe
371 S. First St, San Jose
408.298.7788
South First Street's caffeine central has converted to hookah bar status, but you can still get coffee.

Koinonia Koffeehouse
1755 S. Winchester Blvd, Campbell
408.370.4345
Live music most Fridays, check www.koinonia.com/koffeehouse/ for details.

Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
101 W. Main St, Los Gatos
408.354.3263

Lowry's Irish Coffee House
350 W. Julien St, San Jose
408.993.9356

Mission City Coffee
2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara
408.261.2221

Mountain View Baking Company
301 Castro St, Mountain View
650.691.9715
Connected to Books Inc. store.

Omega Coffeeshop and Lounge
90 S. Park Victoria, Milpitas
408.946.8748

On Fourth--A Novel Cafe
150 E. San Fernando St, San Jose
www.spartanshops.com/onfourth
Located at the entrance to the new main library in downtown San Jose.

Orchard Valley Coffee Roasting
349 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell
408.374.2115

Palo Alto Coffee Roasting Co.
159 Stanford Shopping Center
650.327.2233

Peet's
www.peets.com
With a new location at Santana Row, plus outlets in Willow Glen, Santa Clara, Camden Park, El Paseo, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Palo Alto and Menlo Park.

Printer's Ink Café
320 California Ave, Palo Alto
650.323.3347

Red Rock Coffee Co.
201 Castro St, Mountain View
650.967.4473

Roasted Coffee Bean
19110 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino
408.725.1919
Beans roasted on premises, and Wi-Fi too!

San Jose Museum Of Art
110 S. Market St, San Jose
408.271.6840
An upscale java joint inside the museum.

Second Cup Coffee and Eatery
21 N. Second St, San Jose
408.971.2287

Starbucks
Here, there and everywhere.

Starmars Cafe
80 S. First St, San Jose
408.995.0924
Espresso drinks plus breakfast, sandwiches and Ethiopian food.

Sugars Cafe
1082 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose
408.295.4049
Despite the city's disdain, the racy coffeehouse keeps on pouring.

Willow Glen Coffee Roasting Company
1383 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
408.297.9077



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From the June 16-22, 2004 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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