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Shut Up & Write! Red Rock

Directions: From El Camino Real turn onto Castro St. toward downtown. From 101 take the Moffett Blvd exit and go toward downtown (Moffett becomes Castro). The Red Rock is on the corner of Castro and Villa. Parking can be challenging, but there are several lots behind the Castro businesses. Turn on Villa or Dana to access them. Enter the lots from either Hope or Bryant Streets (they run parallel to Castro).

This awesome coffee shop is near the end of Castro in downtown Mountain View, a block down from Books Inc. It has a cool bar and interior, (that incidentally was just redone) with photos and art that change periodically and a comfy upstairs. The coffee is good and they also have really good food and sweets that change. The baristas are really nice and the only ones who rival their latte art are the ones at the Bitter + Sweet in Cupertino.

The basic schedule would be for introductions and arrivals to happen between 1:30 and 1:45 pm. At 1:45 we start writing for at least an hour. You can stay longer if you want.

We generally meet upstairs on the second floor because it's so hard to guarantee seating at the single tables downstairs. Look for the sign(s). Might be displayed on a table.

There is no dedicated organizer for this event so each attending member can help by printing out a tabletop sign (from the More/Files menu at the top of our web page) and bringing it each week.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    oops daylight savings took me by surprise, can't make it today after all. Happy writing!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a last minute emergency, and can't attend today. Hope to see everyone next week.

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jim, sorry, I didn't realize I'd signed up for tomorrow but I have other plans! -Jessica

    March 9, 2013

  • Jim G.

    Jessica is the honorary host. Please help her out by bringing your own Table Top sign. See Files under More at the top of our home page. Happy writing.

    March 9, 2013

  • Jim G.

    Other meetup places in downtown Mt. View I have looked at:
    Caffe Romanza in Books, Inc. (8-10 people)
    NETO Caffe & Bakery at Castro & Evelyn (too small IMO)
    Starbucks further down Castro (too small IMO)
    Dana St. Coffee Roasting Co (noisy and crowded)
    Savvy Cellar Wine Bar by the Caltrain station (too small IMO)

    Another possible place worth a look:
    Le Boulanger on Castro

    Other places in the general area:
    Panera Bread in Sunnyvale on El Camino Real at Saratoga-Sunnyvale
    Panera Bread in Cupertino on Stevens Creek Blvd.
    Panera Bread on Coleman in San Jose We are open to other ideas.

    March 5, 2013

    • John B.

      they don't get much business in the afternoon. SG's sells food so you dobn't have to be > 21 to go in.

      March 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Maybe that bookstore on Castro in mountain view? I know they have a cafe and an upstairs. Forgot how much space though...

      March 6, 2013

  • John B.

    Can't make it.
    BTW: Who keeps making me event host for this?

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live close to dt mountain view, so it would be great to have another meet up around casto st. I am also fine with the time, late mornings are find as well.

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd be open to another location if you find an alternative . I could probably make it earlier too but 1:30 is perfect. Anyone else have thoughts?

    March 3, 2013

  • John B.

    I am thinking of finding another MTV meetup on the weekend. Red Rock has great coffee & food but I'm looking for a place that is calmer, quieter and less crowded (ie. has tables for five or more).

    Before I go scouting locations, let me ask: Is anyone else interested in another venue in DT Mt View? Also, would anyone else come if it were held in the late morning on Sunday?

    March 3, 2013

  • John B.

    Sorry. I have to go into work this afternoon.

    March 3, 2013

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