Finding the perfect coffee in San Francisco is an art that falls right below finding the perfect parking spot. Blue Bottle Coffee, which started at a kiosk in a Hayes Valley alleyway, has grown into outlets all around town. Just a short ride to Palo Alto from Hotel Zico, start your day with a cup of Blue Bottle Coffee. Offering caffeine highs with light bites for breakfast and lunch (frittatas, soups, salads, and sandwiches), Blue Bottle will make you appreciate the true fresh taste of coffee. Blue Bottle’s main draw is their single-origin small-batch fresh coffee that is less than forty-eight hours out of the roaster. Insider tip: order a Gibraltar (it’s not on the menu; you have to ask for it), which is the perfect blend of espresso and foam served in a short glass, before your next stop.
456 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301