Cafe: Philz Coffee
City: Palo Alto, CA (on Middlefield Rd)
Philz started in San Francisco, and slowly spread throughout the Bay Area. The first Philz I went to was in Downtown San Jose, after a friend introduced me to the minty, refreshing, strong iced coffee.
I stopped by a Philz on my way to work and grabbed a cup of Philz’ famous mint mojito iced coffee to wake me up! The iced coffee is very strong. A small cup is enough to keep me awake the rest of the day. I once got a medium sized drink in a early afternoon, and was awake till 3am! Bad choice unless you’re gaming or studying through the night.
Metroactive voted this iced coffee the best of Silicon Valley in 2010:
Philz’ Mint Mojito is creamy java goodness crushed with ice and fresh mint leaves and mixed with indulgent dairy products. This cool, refreshing caffeine cocktail is best consumed sitting at a cafe table outside this hipster hangout on a sunny, hot afternoon, while listening to one of Philz’ many musician patrons.