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Palo Alto coffee favorite ZombieRunner is moving down the street

Uploaded: Oct 2, 2020
After 12 years of serving coffee from the back of a running store on Palo Alto's California Avenue, ZombieRunner is moving to a new location -- though it's not going far.


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The owners of ZombieRunner have taken over 344 California Ave., a space just down the street last occupied by SunLife Organics. Co-owners Don Lundell and Gillian Robinson said they've long had their eye on other spaces on California Avenue and this one — larger, built out just two years ago and recently vacated — made a lot of sense.

"We didn't want to leave this street," Robinson said.

They will close the original ZombieRunner at 429 California Ave. in a few weeks and hope to open the new location as soon as possible.

Things will look mostly the same down the street — the same espresso drinks, bottled cold brew, speciality licorice and chocolate bars will be available — though with one exciting addition: pastries. Lundell and Robinson have been sampling their way through local bakeries but haven't yet settled on one.

There will be no running gear; Lundell and Robinson, both ultrarunners, are focusing wholly on the coffee side of the business (and finally getting back to running in their free time).

They're also opening a second ZombieRunner at 1980 W. El Camino Real in Mountain View this month.

Update: ZombieRunner Mountain View is open as of Oct. 26.


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