Amid Silicon Valley’s fast-paced tech world is this gem—a hybrid gallery and cafe. At the edge of downtown Saratoga’s commercial thoroughfare, husband and wife John and Sue Kang’s 8-year-old establishment offers a respite, complete with alfresco seating as well as indoor tables and chairs in its gallery space.
The latter features Sue’s handmade ceramics—which the cafe also uses to serve its food and beverages—along with complementary wares by other makers, including Be Home.
Patrons can enjoy fare made to order, plus pastries from Satura Cakes (based in nearby Los Altos). Coffee drinks showcase JJ Coffee Crafts, the gallery/cafe’s in-house line of roasted beans. “Our hope is that everyone who steps into our cafe could pause and take a breath with us, to enjoy each artfully crafted drink served in a masterful handicraft to match,” the couple expresses on their website. “Come and enjoy the small things.”
Psst … Just up the road (Big Basin Way) is Hakone Estate and Gardens, which is open daily. April to December, public tea ceremonies take place the first Sunday of the month (tickets are available online for three seatings).