Lunch for the Tech Set

Less than a mile from Stanford University and Sand Hill Road’s venture-capital row, Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park offers diners the chance to people-watch everyone from tech financiers to start-up entrepreneurs.

Much of the crowd-scanning takes place from the café’s European-style patio with a large fountain in the middle.

“It’s like the technology piazza of the Bay Area,” says Ken Ross, founder of online business community ExpertCEO, based in Menlo Park. Cafe Borrone, he says, is the go-to spot for casual interviews and client meetings among the technology set . . . (more)