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The first restaurant at Menlo Park's Springline development is now open

Uploaded: Nov 9, 2022

Canteen is the first dining spot to open at Menlo Park's new Springline development along Oak Grove Avenue and El Camino Real. (Photo by Kate Bradshaw.)

Canteen Coffee Shop, located inside the Springline development in downtown Menlo Park, has officially opened.

The cafe, by Greg Kuzia Carmel, the chef behind Camper on Santa Cruz Avenue, is located inside CANOPY, a co-working office space at the new 6.4-acre housing, office and retail complex.

It's the first restaurant in Menlo Park's new Springline development to open to customers.

Canteen Coffee House, the first of two dining spots in the new Springline development by local chef and restaurateur Greg Kuzia Carmel, opened for business on Nov. 1, 2022. (Photo by Kate Bradshaw.)

At a visit last week, the coffee shop offered a range of espresso and specialty drinks as well as baked goods by Mountain View's Midwife and the Baker, including cardamom and almond frangipane croissants, cranberry and roasted apple scones, and pumpkin muffins.

Food items coming soon include a quiche with honey-and-mint yogurt, a tuna salad niçoise, a Japanese-style egg salad croissant-wich and a truffled grilled cheese sandwich. The shop is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A Midwife and the Baker almond croissant and matcha latte at Canteen. (Photo by Kate Bradshaw.)

Carmel is also opening a separate restaurant in the same development situated along Oak Grove Avenue that will offer wine, cocktails and snacks and share the Canteen name.

Other offerings coming to the development in 2023 are Andytown Coffee Roasters, Barebottle Brewing Co., Burma Love, Che Fico, Proper Food, Robin and Mírame.

Canteen, 1300 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, 650-550-0081; Instagram: @canteenmpk.
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Posted by dana hendrickson, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park,
on Nov 9, 2022 at 12:37 pm

dana hendrickson is a registered user.

Hi Greg. Glad to learn about Canteen and your opening plus looking forward to your wine bar. Thanks for making the MP train station district a more vibrant place!

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