Cyclo Cafe: good stuff, steep prices

UPDATE 8 p.m.: I was wrong. The council is talking about new landscaping requirments. Me sleepy.

I’m getting old. I remember when you could buy a slice of pizza for $1. And it was good pizza, because it wasn’t made by Californians or transplanted Chicagoans. Now there’s a place in Fremont where a small coffee sets you back $2.25.

But in defense of Cyclo Cafe, it’s a really good cup of coffee. They offer some kind of fancy brand called Barefoot. It’s potent. The City Council can chatter till 2 a.m. tonight for all I care. I’m ready to roll.

Cyclo also has solid food and wi-fi access. And while you’re sipping or surfing, you can look out on to an ocean of vacant storefronts and daydream about striking it rich as an Asian-themed business owner.

The Globe still doesn’t have much going for it. What was to be Fremont’s Epcot Center now has a cafe, Vietnamese restaurant and a bank. There are banners heralding the arrival of a frozen desert store and another restaurant. And several store fronts have signs proclaiming that they’ve been leased, but no evidence of anything coming soon.

Matt Artz


  1. What about the hotel that is on the sign? When’s that going up?

  2. You can buy an entire large 1-topping pie at Columbus Pizza in Union City for $6.99, and it’s not bad at all. I just posted some photos on Yelp.com. No slices, though. No smalls or mediums, either. No delivery, no salad. They are about as hole-in-the-wall as it gets. I dig the simplicity.

  3. Actually a small cup of coffee is $1.75 at cyclo. That’s including tax. Not to mention they have a great breakfast/lunch deal. Soup, salad, sandwich, and any drink of your choice for $6.

    “Barefoot” is actually a cafe/coffee roaster in Santa Clara. Most of the new up and coming artisan cafe’s buy from them.

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