Bluestone Lane opens sit-down Aussie cafe in Los Altos – The Mercury News

A trendy Australian-inspired coffee chain has brought its gourmet coffee and coastal vibe to Los Altos.

Bluestone Lane, founded in New York in 2013, owns more than 40 cafes and coffee shops, including five in San Francisco.

But with its expansion moves, the company aims to go beyond what its competitors offer. Last year, in an interview with Bloomberg, the Melbourne-born founder, Nicholas Stone, said: “Millennial customers are discerning and focused on more than simply a caffeinated product.”

To wit, this is what Bluestone Lane is calling its first “sit-down cafe” in Northern California, offering not just coffee drinks but “brekkie all day” with Avocado Smash (toast with avo, feta, tomatoes); cage-free Green Baked Eggs (with spinach and chimichurri); benedicts, bowls and burritos; and yes, vegemite toast. The all-day lunch menu includes sandwiches, a burger and salmon and salad bowls.

Bluestone roasts its own beans for coffee and espresso drinks. There’s also a lineup of cocktails, wine and beer.

Details: Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 288 First St., Los Altos. www.bluestonelane.com