You'll find comfy couches and free Wi-Fi at Coupa Café (538 Ramona St., Palo Alto), not far from the Stanford University campus.
Paris meets Silicon Valley at Left Bank (635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, 650-473-6543), a spacious brasserie 10 minutes from Sand Hill Road. Call ahead.
Ever done a poolside demo? Here's your chance: The Sheraton Hotel (625 El Camino Real) near downtown Palo Alto has free Wi-Fi and a great outdoor bar.
The Chantilly Restaurant (3001 El Camino Real, Redwood City, 650-321-4080) serves French and Italian cuisine.
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (10690 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino) is a popular watering hole just steps from the Apple Computer campus.
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