Restaurant Review: A capital enterprise for lunch.
There are lots of enticing goings-on up on Sand Hill Road, the heart of the area’s venture capital enterprise. But even if you don’t know a start-up from a stalemate, there’s no reason why you can’t at least eat like a venture capitalist. Quadrus Cafe and Conference Center is located at ground zero of this industry, nestled behind a compound of shiny, modern office buildings and beautifully landscaped property. Discreet signs point the way, so pay attention or you might find yourself making a full circle right back out of the industrial park and back into the public domain. The cafe is small — just 20 or so tables — but an adjacent tiered patio virtually doubles its size. High-set windows line the sides of the high-ceiling room, and plate-glass doors open out onto the patio, creating a sense of airy spaciousness. Framed black-and-white photographs show famous faces and quiet naturescapes for an additional visual appeal.