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Kafes in Greece were the places to gather and share the experiences of the day. With roots from Crete, the Penelope’s Family, knew coffee shops and cafes were a part of daily life for their friends, family and neighbors. The “kafes” were the places to gather and share the experiences of the day.  When they thought of building a business, they looked only as far as their memories of a time where there was a genuine sense of community and a feeling of always being welcome to share a story with a old or new friend over a cup of coffee or tea.


Amidst the hustle of living, working and playing in the center of Silicon Valley, Penelope’s offers its patrons a place to slow down, to be a part of a community and to realize that life is at its best when shared with good fun and good times. Today, the family brings the stories of yesterday to the present.


The Penelope’s Family brought that experience to life in Foster City in 2014 with their version of the “public house”. Step in to Penelope’s Coffee and Tea and feel the traditions, customs and values of their family brought to modern times, with respect for the past and a thirst for innovation and the future.