Om Malik blows up SF's best cafes

So this is how skateboarders feel when some hotshot blows up their favorite grinding spot.

Tech blogger Om Malik published blogger Jackson West's list of the best San Francisco wifi cafes, inviting homeless startups to plunk down with laptops and Treos.

Among the victims are Coffee to the People, Ritual Roasters (pictured), and...Caffe Trieste? Sure, if you want Tony Long's army of Beat poets to dump your Thinkpads into the bay.

Then again, if these cafes play their cards right, a cafe like RitRo could raise some cash, meet with its customers, and become the coolest. VC fund. Ever.

The new office space [Om Malik]