Cafes in Los Altos

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Though Go Go Gyro is a relatively recent arrival in Los Altos, its recipes are firmly rooted in tradition. Here, the chefs churn out flaky baklava, savory gyro pitas, and rich béchemel-laced pastistio. Their authentic spread of hummus, spicy feta dip, zesty cucumber salad, and buttery stuffed grape leaves has won over droves of loyal customers and garnered awards from the Palo Alto Weekly and Mountain View Voice. Feasts with phyllo-dough tyropitas and housemade greek yogurt unfold within the casual eatery or on the restaurant's sunny patio, graced by live musicians who serenade diners with their personal theme songs.

4546 El Camino Real
Los Altos,
CA
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Today's Groupon rents you a way to see the world without using your walkingwheels or automolegs. For $30, you can float or pedal with $60 worth of boat and bike rentals at Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center and Café. Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center provides equipment to explore Shoreline Lake, a safe and scenic waterway that was built for sporting on the doorstep of sunny Mountain View.

3160 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View,
CA
US

In many larger U.S. cities, it's not uncommon these days to spot an eatery selling boba or pearl tea?blends of tea, milk, fruit juice, and flavored syrups that buoy marble-size spheres of chewy tapioca. On the West Coast, at least, Tapioca Express is partly to thank for that trend. Wayne Lin founded the growing chain of drink and snack shops in 1999, starting with simple versions of the Taiwanese delicacy and then systematically designing and testing new flavors?such as coconut pineapple and vanilla cookie?in a state-of-the-art flavor collider.

Today, the menu tallies more than 100 different kinds of drinks, including yogurt and fresh-fruit smoothies, creamy coffee drinks, and tea-based slushies. Snack choices may be a little easier: favorites from the concise, pan-Asian menu include crispy chicken, steamed buns, and tempura.

740 Villa St
Mountain View,
CA
US

Neto's skewer-brandishing culinarians craft a menu brimming with dishes that fuse Mediterranean and contemporary European flavors, an assortment of wine, and a lineup of house-made desserts. Peruse the collection of Salmon Creek wines, dotted with varietals such as pinot grigio, pinot noir, chardonnay, and merlot before sharpening your fangs on harpooned morsels of a chicken shish kebab or charbroiled cubes of the beef shish kebab, both accompanied by a duo of jasmine rice and salad made from noncloned vegetables. An arrangement of European desserts, such as Belgian chocolate mousse, cheesecake, or a lemon tart, acts as a sacchariferous coda to meals.

135 Castro St
Mountain View,
CA
US