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Food For Thought – 5 Foods To Enhance Brain Function

With Tax Day rapidly approaching, we need our minds to be sharp. Check out these tasty foods to help you think.


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Formerly-Vegan Starbucks Drink Dyed With Crushed Bugs

The website reports Starbucks’ Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino is not vegan, even if it contains soy, after a barista alerted the site that the company’s new strawberry flavoring contains “cochineal extract” – which is essentially crushed up dried bugs used as dye.



Bay Area Coffee Shops Pressed By Rising Bean Prices

An increase in retail coffee prices could be brewing as the wholesale cost of coffee beans continues to rise.



ConsumerWatch: More Coffeehouses Pull Plug On Unlimited Wi-Fi

In more and more coffeehouses, if you’re looking to keep enjoying your cup of java with unlimited free Wi-Fi and plug-in access, you might be disappointed.

KPIX 5–08/05/2011

Gaylord's Cafe in Oakland

Woman Injured In Oakland Café Robbery

Four suspects are still on the loose after robbing an Oakland cafe and shooting one customer.


Cell phone video of scantily clad waitresses was inside Café Quyen in San Jose. (CBS)

Concerns Over Scantly Clad Waitresses In San Jose Cafés

At some Vietnamese cafes in San Jose, they are grinding more than just coffee beans. In certain establishments, waitresses are wearing next to nothing.

KPIX 5–06/20/2011

Bay Area’s Best Kid-Friendly Cafes

Fun neighborhood cafes where both parents and kids can let their hair down are much sought-after venues. From rowdy, anything-goes to quaint and neighorboody, we have you covered.

CBS San Francisco–05/24/2011


Closer Look: SF Coffee Shop Finds Success By Going Unplugged

Coffee culture is known for camped-out customers leisurely sipping elaborate espresso drinks as they web surf, but a San Francisco shop owner is trying to change that dynamic, and bring the focus back to basics.

KPIX 5–04/01/2011

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Narsai David Recipes and Reviews: Week of February 28th

KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David samples wines, visits restaurants, tests kitchen tools, and creates recipes that are easy for the everyday cook. Here are some of his reports from this week.


Eye On The Bay: Factories

Eye On The Bay: Factories – 11/4/10

Factories: Suspenders, Coffee and Pastries Our ongoing series of tours of Bay Area factories.  Features include an East Bay suspender manufacturer, Peet’s Coffee and the famed Semifreddi’s Bakery.   Peet’s Coffee and Tea: Semifreddi’s […]

KPIX 5–11/04/2010