Shop Talk | January 14, 2011 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Eating Out - January 14, 2011

Shop Talk

by Daryl Savage 

PHILZ COFFEE TO OPEN SECOND PALO ALTO SHOP ... The little Midtown coffee shop that opened less than two years ago is set to expand. Philz Coffee at 3191 Middlefield Road is poised to open its second location in Palo Alto, at 101 Forest Ave. downtown. "I wasn't even looking" for another site, Philz owner Phil Jaber said. But when Palantir Technologies, which will move into the just-completed two-story, glass-enclosed structure at 101 Forest, invited Jaber to open another location in its new building, he couldn't refuse. "It looks like we may be able to open in April, maybe May," he said. "We'll have 2,000 square feet of space, which means we'll have seating for 40 to 60 people," Jaber said. The Midtown location seats barely l2 indoors and a couple dozen outdoors. Jaber refers to the new Philz decor as funky, clean and classy. The Philz menu and prices will be identical to the Midtown shop. The second Philz will bring the total number of Jaber's Bay Area coffee shops to eight. "And there's more to come," he said.

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