About The Summit
The Summit presents an artisan approach to modern café culture; featuring Blue Bottle Coffee, offering craft beers and local wines, and serving conceptually creative cuisine – democratically priced. As a gathering place for like-minds, The Summit also functions as an art space called Peek Gallery, celebrating the connoisseur as curator and craft as art.
Inspired by Ray Oldenburg’s “Third Space” concept which states that society needs a place away from home (First Space) and work (Second Space). Third Spaces are “Anchors of Community Life and facilitate and foster broader, more creative interaction.” Societies across the world have third spaces that manifest themselves as coffee houses, pubs, plazas, etc. The Summit is the ultimate Third Space.
Located in the unique I/O Ventures incubation space, The Summit is home to 40+ telecommuters and numerous startups, which receive mentorship and funding from leaders in the tech industry. I/O Ventures is backed by the founders of seminal tech companies: MySpace, BitTorrent, etc. The Summit is their public living room.
Select Press Clippings
Entrepreneur Magazine, July 2011
NBC Bay Area News, September 10, 2010
SF.Eater.com, September 28, 2010
7×7 Magazine, November 2010
Bloomberg Business Week, February 14, 2011
Food and Wine Magazine, May 2011.
California Home + Design, May 6, 2011.