Best cafes: Main St. Coffee Roasting Co., Redwood City

mainstext_sm.jpgI’ve been working in Redwood City for almost two years, and this is still the greatest cafe I’ve found: A full menu for breakfast and lunch, freshly prepared good food, reasonable prices, plenty of parking.

They have really good food — not just cafe stuff — but real substantial stuff for breakfast and lunch. Often available is home-baked pie that’s just unbelievably good.

Frequented by both bikers and cops, hip mamas with strollers and software geeks, lawyers and workers from the nearby light-industrial businesses, this modern, cozy joint is family run, and staffed by genuinely friendly people who will remember your coffee order the third day you come in.

The small seating area in the interior is made up for by a large patio, and except on really rainy days, the patio is comfortable and usually crowded with people.

It’s in Redwood City at 150 Elm St. near Main, just on the southwest side of the CalTrain tracks. Not quite in downtown, but only a couple blocks from the main library. More pictures here.

4 Comments so far

  1. joann Landers (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 11:01 am

    Good tip for me. Thanks.

  2. Living in Dupont (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 12:57 pm

    I was doing my daily trolling of the newsbites and ran across this. Coffee, environmentalism, and such aren’t really my digs, but I thought I’d pass it on in the hopes of some good blogosphere karma.

    A sweet way to save the Earth

    From the Albany Times Union, about Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Check it out.

    Living In Dupont
    The View From Dupont is a Beautiful One

  3. Mark (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 2:20 pm

    Cool idea! Thanks.

  4. badgermama (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 9:34 am

    It really is the best cafe – and an anchor for the whole community. I’m pretty fond of the tuna casserole, and omelettes with spinach – comes with potatoes, fruit salad, and a mini-scone. It’s not just the owners and employees who will get to know you – everyone who goes to eat there mellows out and talks to each other. V. cool.

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