What The Death Of Coffee Shops Tells Us About Silicon Valley

The tech community needs physical places to meet, program, pitch, make deals and brainstorm.

The Creamery never had particularly good coffee. What it did have was a perfect location at one of the technology industry’s most valuable intersections. The ramshackle café was in the start-up friendly SoMa district of San Francisco, across the street from the Caltrain station that ran commuters all the way down to San Jose at the southernmost tip of Silicon Valley.