Enjoy dining, shopping, and recreation opportunities in and near Stanford Research Park. From a variety of cafes within the Research Park to nearby restaurants and retailers to hiking trails and more, there’s much to experience.
The Hub at Stanford Research Park is a vibrant and popular destination where people come together for a bite, a chat, a celebration, one of our popular Lunch & Learn sessions, and more.
3215 Porter Drive
Located at The Hub, Coupa Café supports local, organic, sustainable & family-run farms. Each flavorful dish is created with fresh, local ingredients.
SRP Med Café
3145 Porter Drive
Start the day at the SRP Med Cafe with on-the-go breakfast options and full coffee and espresso service by Oakland’s Red Bay Coffee. Later, enjoy sandwiches, a self-serve salad bar, or daily specials inspired by global flavors.
2500 El Camino Real
Fambrini's is family-owned café based on traditional and homemade recipes with a passion for “slow food” -- delicious, wholesome, and made with care and love from quality ingredients.
Crust Sourdough Deli
3000 El Camino Real
Enjoy delicious handcrafted sandwiches on hot freshly baked sourdough bread, tasty salads, and irresistible cookies at Crust Deli.
The stretch of S. California Ave. (AKA "Cal Ave") between El Camino Real and Park Blvd. is home to more than 50 stores and restaurants and hosts a Farmers' Market every Sunday.
Stanford-Palo Alto Playing Field
2700 El Camino Real
5.9 acres of land devoted to two regulation soccer/rugby fields for youth and/or adult games.
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
A premier open-air shopping and dining destination, Stanford Shopping Center is home to more than 140 world-class specialty stores, ranging from luxury brands to local favorites.
Foothills Tennis & Swimming Club
3351 Miranda Avenue
Serving active and social families since 1976, non-members are welcome to participate in a variety of activities year-round, including private swim/tennis lessons and summer programs at Foothills Tennis & Swimming Club.
Walk (or Jog)
Need your 10,000 daily steps? Open from sunrise to sunset, the scenic 4-mile loop to The Dish offers paved trails with great views of Stanford University and the San Francisco Bay within easy walking distance of Stanford Research Park.
Find parking on Stanford Avenue and the trailhead at the corner of Junipero Serra Blvd. & Stanford Ave.
Hit the 1.5-mile Matadero Creek Trail that winds up over a ridge into the foothills, where hikers enjoy spectacular vistas of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Stanford campus, Palo Alto, the San Francisco Bay, and The Dish.
The asphalt and dirt trail is open to bikers and hikers. Find trailheads at the southeast corners of Page Mill Rd. and Foothill Expwy. or Coyote Hill Rd. and Page Mill Rd.