Brother Don and Friend Gillian, proprietors of the online runners’ supply (among other things) store ZombieRunner, have opened a physical (offline?) store in the old Fine Arts theater on California Ave in Palo Alto CA (if you’re not familiar with the terrain, think Silicon Valley, Stanford, etc, and you’ll have the general idea).
Go there for your running needs, certainly, but the reason I go (brotherly love aside) is the coffee, than which there is none better on the Peninsula. Truly. I know about this. You’ll find Don behind the espresso cart; say hi for me.
Hours are noon–5, open till 8 on Thursday, 9–1 on Sunday. Check the ZR website for directions if you need them, and for any changes in hours.