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Coffeebar opens public cafe on Facebook campus

Uploaded: Nov 11, 2019
Coffeebar's third Peninsula cafe opens today, Monday, Nov. 11, at Facebook in Menlo Park. Despite being on the social media giant's campus, the cafe is open to the public.

Dubbed Coffeebar Menlo Park 2.0, it's located at 150 Independence Drive at Facebook's Building 60, next to the Hotel Nia.


Inside Coffeebar's newest cafe in Menlo Park. Photo by Paje Victoria/courtesy Coffeebar.

Coffeebar got its start in Truckee and first expanded to the Peninsula with a cafe in Menlo Park in 2018. Owner Greg Buchheister opened a second local outpost in downtown Redwood City in September.

The space is large at over 5,000 square feet and has a full kitchen, so will be able to offer more food and do full lamination for pastries, Buchheister said in a previous interview.

The new Coffeebar will initially be open Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. When the space gets its beer and wine license, likely in late December, the cafe will be open seven days a week and later in the evenings, Buchheister said.

For those of you who are worried about parking there, Coffeebar has 15 visitor spots on first floor of a parking garage and all parking there is free for the first 30 minutes.


Photo courtesy Coffeebar.

Buchheister created Coffeebar as an all-day concept — coffee and pastries during the day transitioning to wine and small bites at night — inspired by Italian establishments of that nature. Coffeebar roasts its coffee beans in house and bakes pastries and desserts daily. The cafe also partners with local farms to source fresh produce, dairy and other food products.

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Posted by good good, a resident of Blossom Valley,
on Nov 11, 2019 at 8:50 am

On the one hand, I suppose I should be bothered by the creation of an effectively private experience for the wealthy few (yes i know it's technically open to the public but have you ever tried to park at Hotel Nia?).

On the other, the more we can do to keep these entitled young people on their home turf, the better. I'm very tired of them showing up at my favorite cafes to order 40 specialty drinks, each with a stupid customization that exponentially increases the time to prepare, for their "team".


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