(415) 345-8697 EMBARCADERO CTR.
(415) 759-8697 WEST PORTAL
Ambassador Toys, with two San Francisco stores and others in Palo Alto and Truckee, focuses on educational books, music and toys “teaching children about the world,” says president Linda Kapnick. “We do not carry any guns or toys of violence.” Brands include Lego, Madame Alexander and Steiff.
(510) 525-9633 • mrmopps.net
Berkeley’s Mr. Mopps’, with a toy shop and book annex, avoids mass-market products and features mostly low-tech toys that foster open-ended play and inspire creativity. The store is a source of Equal Read books, celebrating diversity in children’s literature.
(650) 328-7975 • cheekymonkeytoys.com
Located in Menlo Park, Cheeky Monkey is a local, family-owned and operated, independent toy store, in business since 1999. It specializes in finding just the right toy for anyone, newborn to adult.
Five Little Monkeys
With six locations around the Bay Area, award-winning Five Little Monkeys focuses on being a community based, hands-on toy store providing unique, high quality toys in a fun and friendly environment. Great care is taken with the toy selection, emphasizing creative toys for imaginative minds that are educational, sustainable, and have exceptional play value. Convenient catalog ordering also available.