SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – It’s not just where lattes meet laptops, but where burgers also meet business. For folks who are trying to conduct business, generate business or just plain slog through business, the days of typing away at a laptop in a coffee shop just won’t do anymore.

“Yeah, five meetings,” one customer outlined his day’s schedule. “It’s like my office.”

His “office” is The Creamery, which bills itself as “a unique SOMA bistro and coffeeshop. We are open all day, all week- from the commute in the morning to a drink after work. We are located just across the street from the 4th & King Caltrain, and so we have become the hub of what is one of the most vibrant business neighborhoods in San Francisco. ”

“You’re not ashamed to open up your laptop here, like at some cafes,” confirmed a woman, as she conducted business at The Creamery.

In other words, it’s become San Francisco’s geek go-to.

That’s actually not what Ivor Bradley was anticipating when he opened the place four years ago. He assumed he’d attract the baseball crowd, not the business crowd.

“I think we just became a very central meeting spot, really, on the corner of Fourth and Townsend,” he reasoned. “And it grew from there.”

KCBS’ Mike Sugerman Reports:

Curious about exactly how much business was being conducted at The Creamery? Well, formal figures were hard to come by. But, at least anecdotally, it seemed all were in agreement that The Creamery was the ultimate destination for working professionals who wanted to escape Silicon Valley – or even just the confines of their office across the street.

“It’s the hub for a lot of the startup activities right now,” said one Creamery customer with confidence.

So, if you have business to conduct, try The Creamery – apparently the best place in San Francisco to get your caffeine fix and a medium rare burger and fries.

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