La Creme de Cafe?
Original post made by Half-Caf, Nonfat Latte on Oct 31, 2008
on Oct 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm
If you want to support the independent coffee shops, I can thoroughly recommend Sophia's Coffee Shop just down the street on the other side.
on Oct 31, 2008 at 2:55 pm
It's hard (impossible?)for independents to survive the likes of Peets and Starbucks unless they get very creative in using both their space for local clients and cyberspace for capturing virtual clients. Otherwise the rent alone could put them out of biz these days.
That said, I enjoyed stopping by La Creme de Cafe from time to time over the past 10 years or so. Was there anything extraordinary about it? Most of the time when I visited, it was to have some caffeine, do some work email using their Wi-fi connection. They were very nice in resetting the router when I had difficulty getting connected (almost every time I visited). I wish the owners and employees all the best in their future endeavors. It's sad when any local hangout closes its doors.
on Oct 31, 2008 at 3:03 pm
It's gone!! What a shame.
I'll admit I don't use it often, but it has a couple of things going for it that the others don't have. Firstly, I love sitting outside under the vines and forgetting that I am here in Palo Alto but feel like I am in the Mediterranean somewhere. Secondly, buying lunch to go with the coffee from the Deli - my favorite being the curried chicken salad which you can't get anywhere else - and sitting under the vines pretending I am on the Med. Thirdly, I like getting my coffee in a mug rather than a cheap paper container and pretending I am on vacation on the Med. Fourth, I prefer their coffee to all the chains. So, if I don't make my own coffee at home, I like to go to Creme and I like to sit under the vines and pretend I am not in Palo Alto, but I think I said that already.