Cognition Cyclery, Best Bike Shop

Bike Shop
Cognition Cyclery

Cognition Cyclery opened in 2010 and offers bike sales, fittings, rentals and repairs. This bike shop offers a wide variety of bikes including commuter and mountain bikes.
903 Castro St., Mountain View

Runner-up: The Off Ramp

Books Inc.

Books Inc. continues to be a readers' favorite and has been operating in Mountain View since 2001. Manager Glen Robbe thinks he knows why. "We curate our selection towards the community, (we have) knowledgeable staff, (and a) wonderful children's section," he said.
301 Castro St., Mountain View

Runner-up: East West Bookshop of Palo Alto

Books Inc., Best Bookstore

Boutique, Best Store for Unusual Gifts

Unique toys, notebooks, and clothing can all be found at Therapy. Many of the items sold are made by local artists or vendors and are available only at Therapy. Unlike some boutiques, Therapy does not stick to one specific style but features a collection of eclectic pieces.
250 Castro St., Mountain View

Runner-up: Boutique 4 (Best Boutique), Rocket Fizz (Best Store for Unusual Gifts)

Hardware Store
Blossom True Value Hardware

Open since 1973, Blossom True Value Hardware is a family-owned business run by husband and wife Michelle Bernal and Paul Zeitman. "We carry a little bit of everything in here," Bernal says.
1297 W El Camino Real, Mountain View
Runner-up: Bruce Bauer Lumber and Supply

Fleur De Lis, Best Florist

Fleur De Lis

Fleur De Lis is a family-owned business that has been open for 32 years. According to owner May Hsu, roses are the most popular flowers sold and many of the shop's flowers come from a local supplier in San Jose.
811 Castro St., Mountain View

Runner-up: City of Flowers