What it's like to work as a barista at Saint Frank, a cafe exclusively for Facebook employees and guests that serves up to 450 drinks a day
- Facebook's Menlo Park campus has its own Saint Frank Coffee location.
- Saint Frank Coffee is a San Francisco-based specialty coffee business.
- Business Insider spoke to two Saint Frank baristas about what it's like to work at the Menlo Park café.
But a good number of Facebook employees don't opt for a free cup of coffee in the morning. Instead, they head to Saint Frank Coffee, a café nestled on the border of Zone 3 and Zone 4 in MPK 20.Saint Frank Coffee is a specialty coffee chain that operates two other locations in San Francisco. It's even got a daughter venture: St. Clare Coffee. On Yelp, the chain's Russian Hill location's price range is listed as "under $10," while its SoMa roastery's price range is listed as "moderate."
According to barista Cris Mendoza, Saint Frank was initially supposed to just operate a cart on Facebook's lush rooftop park. But in July 2016, Saint Frank opened up a new location in the belly of the tech company. As a result, the Menlo Park Saint Frank location is only accessible to Facebook employees and their guests.
Business Insider spoke with Mendoza and his fellow barista Jason Yeo about what it's like to work at Saint Frank's Menlo Park café.
Here's what they had to say: