Pandemic Puts Mountain View’s Red Rock Coffee On The Brink Of Closure


Another Bay Area favorite is in danger of succumbing to the pandemic. The general manager of a popular cafe in Mountain View said the Red Rock Coffee is on the brink of closing its doors.

The coffee shop’s mission is to balance caffeine culture with community. Red Rock Coffee has struggled to pay high rents in the expensive downtown for some time.

Located in one of the city’s oldest buildings, Red Rock Coffee in downtown Mountain View has become more than just a place for a morning caffeine fix. It’s an institution for locals to gather, social clubs to meet and a birthplace for tech.

“We have been the location for places to do their startups and basically work from here,” said General Manager Jean Boulanger. “For instance, a little company called WhatsApp was first coded upstairs.”

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