Firstly, Neote in Palo Alto (map). The twist is its a tea place. Brits rejoice. No tea bags too. Very minimal. Perfect to escape the babystrollers on University Ave.
Secondly, Papa Toby’s Cafe Revolution in the Mission (map). Been around forever, but I just discovered their fabulous wifi last weekend. Art on the walls, people with dreads, pretty much the diammetric opposite of Neote.