As its name would suggest, The Memory Tea has lounge areas designed to evoke a touch of nostalgia. On the pumpkin-colored walls, framed copies of comic books and shelves holding scale replicas of classic motorcycles tickle lovers of Americana. The cafe also has flat-screen television hooked up to a (modern) video game system. In cushy leather chairs, visitors can enjoy the cafe's milk tea, infused with boba pearls, or form fruit-flavored smoothies into a rainbow of existentially doomed snowmen.
"To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. Be the best you can be to help others, and never stop improving." That's the philosophy at Just Juice It, which prides itself on quick service, healthy products, and an inviting atmosphere. In keeping with their commitment to well-being and high quality, the Just Juice It staff uses strictly all-natural, organic ingredients in each beverage.
Lotus Indian Express, which recently celebrated its grand opening, transports the ancient cuisine of India to the 21st century. Inside the chartreuse dining room, sleek, minimal barstools and chairs gather around tables where visitors chow on swiftly prepared, healthy meals. Diners customize these meals, choosing one side and one, two, or three entrees, such as tender goat curry with rice, palak paneer with biryani, or chicken tikka masala and shrimp curry with salad.
While their little ones splash away during swimming lessons at Milpitas Star Aquatics and Fitness Center, parents find respite amid the cool blues and whites of Cafe Aqua. Sitting at glossy white tables, they fill their bellies with sandwiches and smoothies or cool off with a fruity-flavored shaved ice. A glass wall stands between the café and the pool, so parents can watch lessons in progress or pretend to judge their kids' cannonball contests.
When you grow up eating crepes every day in Brittany, France, your cravings for the warm, delicate wraps don't just go away. Even if you move to a different continent, instead of Europe where crepes grow on vines, the yearning will persist. That's what the founders of The Corner Creperie experienced, and that's why they founded a bistro where crepe batter is concocted from scratch, swept across a smooth griddle, and folded around local, organic ingredients. Chefs make the spot a destination for all types of meals and desserts by arranging ingredients like chocolate and strawberries or cookie butter and salted carmel?for a sweet combination, or creating savory meals with smoked salmon and capers. And depending on the cravings that plague them, customers can sometimes commission chefs to craft a bespoke crepe dish, alchemizing all-new meals from one's imagination instead of the official menu.
A joint venture by AOL and Stanford Student Enterprises, Ground Up satisfies hard-to-please palates with painstakingly crafted cups of local, artisanal coffee from the Blue Bottle Coffee Company. All of Blue Bottle Coffee's beans are organically grown without pesticides and are shipped to suppliers within 48 hours of roasting, ensuring each drink is fresh, flavorful, and free of boring stories about its brief success on Star Search. Because they hold their drinks to such a high standard, Ground Up’s staff take care to prepare each brewed potion with the extra time needed to make every sip exceptional, providing patrons an opportunity to warm up their mouths on a full menu of flaky croissants, fresh sandwiches, and Strauss organic ice creams.:m]]