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Eating Out - May 18, 2012

Where everybody knows your name

Homemade food and local books are the draw at Main Street Cafe & Books

by Sheila Himmel

Eating at Main Street Cafe & Books is like dropping in at a neighbor's house, more about the friendliness than the food. Many customers are greeted by name, asked about their latest trip or their kid's T-ball game and if they want their usual latte. Solo diners and sippers often sit at the counter and chat with the staff and Jamie Tomaselli, nine-year owner of the cafe at the V-neck end of downtown Los Altos, where Main Street meets State Street.

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