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Cyclo Cafe: good stuff, steep prices

By Matt Artz
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 at 6:39 pm in business, Uncategorized.

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.

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  • bigT

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

  • Glenn

    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.

  • Roy

    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.

  • Matt Artz

    Well, they must lowered price.

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