Silicon Valley
By Michal Lev-Ram, Business 2.0 Magazine writer-reporter

Morning meetings

You'll find comfy couches and free Wi-Fi at Coupa Caf (538 Ramona St., Palo Alto), not far from the Stanford University campus.

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Palo Alto's Coupa Cafe is ideal for power breakfasts and the free Wi-Fi helps get work done too.

Lunch

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.

Afternoon meetings

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.

Dinner

The Chantilly Restaurant (3001 El Camino Real, Redwood City, 650-321-4080) serves French and Italian cuisine.

Evening drinks

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (10690 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino) is a popular watering hole just steps from the Apple Computer campus.

Getting around

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