HanaHaus is a café and community workspace that fosters a vibrant culture of technology innovation. It is the brainchild of Dr. Hasso Plattner, co-founder of software company SAP. SAP believes that to be an innovation leader, it must act beyond its own walls and is eager to support Palo Alto’s rich tradition of entrepreneurship.


The original Varsity Theatre, built in the 1920s to host first-run movies, was a hub for community and conversation for 50 years. After being closed for many years, HanaHaus revitalized the building as an expansive café and communal workspace attracting Palo Alto’s innovators of today who will define the technology of tomorrow.


Offering the best of café and co-working culture; HanaHaus is rooted in the philosophy that great ideas spring from anywhere and often emerge when people come together. For many guests this goes together with meeting over a cup of good coffee...


HanaHaus is located in one of Palo Alto’s most historic buildings, the “New Varsity Theater” on University Avenue.