By Elena Kadvany
Avocado toast and vegemite: 'Australian-inspired' cafe chain Bluestone Lane arrives in Los AltosUploaded: Jul 30, 2019
Bluestone Lane was born in New York City but channels Australian coffee culture at all of its cafes, including its newest outpost opening Wednesday, July 31, in downtown Los Altos.
The cafe chain is opening its first sit-down Bay Area location at 288 1st St., the historic train station that last housed Voyageur du Temps.
Inside Bluestone Lane's new Los Altos cafe. Photo courtesy Bluestone Lane.
Bluestone Lane serves coffee, breakfast and lunch all day. For breakfast, think avocado toast with feta cheese, tomatoes and herbs; green baked eggs; overnight oats; vegemite toast; and the "big brekkie" with smoked bacon, poached eggs, roasted tomato, grilled chorizo, avocado, baby kale, baked mushrooms and toast, among other dishes. Lunch features salads, sandwiches, a burger and, of course, veggie bowls. Check out the menu here.
Eggs Benedict with prosciutto and arugula (top) and avocado toast at Bluestone Lane in Los Altos. Photo courtesy Bluestone Lane.
Beyond coffee, there are "wellness" spritzes with adaptogens, cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices and cocktails.
The light-filled, 1,667-square-foot space has been decorated with Australian beach prints, wooden finishings and rattan rugs. It was designed in collaboration with Australian interior designer Julia Sullivan.
The Los Altos cafe will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Founder and CEO Nick Stone opened the first Bluestone Lane in 2013 after moving to New York from Melbourne. The company has since expanded throughout both the East and West Coast with locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.
Bluestone Lane is reportedly planning to open dozens of new locations over the next few years, armed with $19.5 million in funding.