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Peet's Coffee & Tea

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255 East 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401-4014
+1 650-403-1591
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06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 06:00 - 20:00
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Fri 05:00 - 22:00
Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

if you like one, you'll like them all . not different from any other location. coffee is strong as expected.

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Thank charliespal2
San Francisco
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286 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Love this Peet's ...easy parking, fun staff, the Apple Store and all that famous Burlingame retail at your finger tips. I treat myself to an Almond Mocha every time. The best!

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Thank Page L
San Mateo, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Good meeting place for friends. The array of coffees through tea will meet most everyone's wants. Good snacks and sweet bakery items too. Tables get taken by people working on computers, or meeting for business and information sessions. But the turnover allows most people a place to enjoy. Or grab your order and leave!

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Thank Dildar P
San Mateo, California
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138 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Very popular, well located, has adequate number of tables. Always smells like old coffee grinds. I find the coffee too bitter for my personal tastes.

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Thank LH L
Foster City, California
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264 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Much better coffee than Starbucks by a long shot, because the founder really understood coffee, not just marketing! Any Peets will have good tasting beverages and snacks. Otherwise, usually filled with people on their computers pretending that it's their office.

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Thank Bart C
Cape Coral, Florida
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62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

Very similar to Starbucks and located in the heart of San Mateo, CA. My daughter, wife and I go there every morning when we visit.

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Thank Mike M
Lodi
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176 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

I consider myself a "Peet's snob" as I went to college near the original Peet's and visit every Peet's I run across. I'm not from this area but visit this location when I stop in to shop at Whole Foods. I'm sorry to report the staff was the rudest and most disorganized I have ever witnessed at any Peet's location... More 

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jimfink
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

The San Mateo location is a bit small but the service is great and the ambiance is fine. Of course the coffee is exceptional.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We always stop at Pete's when visiting my daughter in San Mateo. Wait staff is very friendly and more than helpful. I will continue to go there for my morning coffee.

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Thank Mike M
San Mateo, California
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306 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

This place is your average Pete's, nothing special. Pets to me is this, good coffee drinks, but the atmosphere is average at best. There are not many seats and there are no nice comfy sofas or stuffed chairs like at Starbucks. If I were the CEO of Pete's I would revamp their image and make it more modern with nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 20:00
Monday
05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 21:00
Thursday
05:00 - 21:00
Friday
05:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 East 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401-4014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-403-1591

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?