Today’s office: HanaHaus, Palo Alto, CA
HanaHaus—456 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
—Free at cafe. Lightning speed: 20.61 download, 17.12 upload (mbps).
—Few, only available on the standing desk near the center of the indoor venue.
—Fair amount of seats. Available both indoor and outdoor.
—Can be difficult to find a spot. Most have 2 hours limit.
—Noisy & crowded from noon to late afternoon.
Quiet room (2 seats)—$15/hour
HanaHaus is a café and community workspace that fosters a vibrant culture of technology innovation. It is located in one of Palo Alto’s most historic buildings, the “New Varsity Theater” on University Avenue. Designed to be a place where people work, learn and play, HanaHaus offers the best of café culture with numerous add-on services and events.
This is its front door:
It’s a historic theater turn fancy open roof cafe. I’ve passed by this spot multiple times but never knew it nested a cafe. Aside from being oblivious about my surrounding, I gotta say the exterior from a glance certainly does not shout “cafe”. I probably wouldn’t have ever considered walking in if it weren’t added on our app and shared to me by our pioneer, Tiara.
They serve Blue Bottle, a delicious Oakland based coffee roaster. This is a plus.
Beautiful outdoor seating with sunbathed techies across the floor. The venue provides lots of room for start-up founders and hackers to get that sunshine that they probably haven’t had for weeks.
The only downside (probably by design) is that they offer NO outlets outdoor. So, the vitamin-D deficients can only absorb as much as their laptop battery life. I would love to work out here, but due to my near death bed battery, I’m better off securing a seat indoor that’s near an outlet.
Elegant interior complemented by the scent of coffee, this is the spot to be.
The indoor venue splits into two major sections: 1. The public open space for coffee:
And 2. The coworking space beyond those bouncers.
This is where Cody and I set up shop. The only source of outlets.
And here we have Cody hustling away.
A quick look at our app for those that haven’t signed up to use our private beta, yet.
Stunning space. Will come again, but will only stay if I could secure one of the outlets.
// Props to our pioneer, Ming Li @limpub, that added this space to our app!
’til next spot,