A Little Background
Thought of by many as the quintessential Marin, this tiny town originated as an enclave of vacation cabins built by San Franciscans eager to escape the city’s notoriously cool summers. It is said more professionals per capita live here than in any other community in the country. The town rests at the base of Mount Tamalpais, the county’s principal landmark.
The unofficial center of town is The Depot Bookstore and Cafe (87 Throckmorton Ave., (415) 383-2665. Daily 7-7.). Once the town’s Northwestern Pacific Railroad depot, it offers both indoor and outdoor seating and a plethora of reading material. The board menu lists coffees, sandwiches, soups, and pastries.
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