Coffeebar opens in Menlo Park

The front seating area at Coffeebar Menlo Park. Photo courtesy Coffeebar.

Menlo Park now has a new caffeine option: Coffeebar, which "soft opened" on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 1149 Chestnut St.

The Menlo Park cafe is the first outside of the Tahoe area for owner Greg Buchheister, who opened his first cafe in Truckee in 2010. There are now five Coffeebars, including in Menlo Park, Squaw Valley and Reno, Nevada.

Mr. Buchheister's business partner, who attended Stanford University and worked in the area for many years, convinced Mr. Buchheister to bring an outpost to Menlo Park. Mr. Buchheister has worked in the coffee industry for two decades; Menlo Park marks the 20th cafe he's opened, he said.

During the soft opening, Coffeebar will serve coffee, pastries and a limited food menu from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The goal is to eventually be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Coffeebar's full offerings including breakfast, lunch, wine and beer. Mr. Buchheister describes it as an Italian-inspired, all-day concept. View the Menlo Park menu here.

Coffeebar roasts its coffee beans in house and bakes pastries and desserts daily. The cafe also partners with local farms to source fresh produce, dairy and other food products.

The Chestnut Street space has been under construction since last spring. It formerly housed Nak's Oriental Market and Absolutely Nails. 

It is now a large, open space with floor-to-ceiling windows and tables, bar and booth seating. A section of seating toward the front of the cafe, under a large flat-screen TV, has the potential to be converted into a "media room" for customers to reserve for meetings or events, Mr. Buchheister said.


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Posted by Kimberley Elliott
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jan 14, 2018 at 6:17 am

The folks in Menlo Park are lucky. Coffeebar offerings are of the highest quality and you just can’t find a better cup elsewhere. Let’s bring Coffeebar to Mill Valley!

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Posted by Dinishak
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jan 14, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Didn't even need to check their menu to know that Avocado Toast will be served :]

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Posted by athertonhorses
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:05 am

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wonderfful service and they have my favorite coffee. Definitely try it again.

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