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Cafe Brioche

445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-8640
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“cassoulet” (4 reviews)
“onion soup” (2 reviews)
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French, Cafe
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445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

We are regulars at this California Avenue bistro, and went again this past weekend. We can't pass up the French onion soup, although the waiter admitted the portions were a little smaller than in the past. Still excellent. One of our favorites among the classic...More

Thank Brandon U
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Although you can go to Cafe Brioche for any kind of meal, this is one of my favorite breakfast places near Palo Alto. There is choice, prices are reasonable, eggs are well cooked, presentation is nice, service is efficient, and the decor is nice. What...More

Thank Chantal C
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Out of the hubbub of University Avenue, this French style bistro on California Avenue takes pride in their service and selections. Had a delicious steak with frites and for dessert a wonderful seasonal fruit cobbler. Pleasant atmosphere dining inside or outdoors.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Very enjoyable coffee and dessert. Visited with 4 colleagues and each had a different dessert. Every one of them was decadent and delicious. Service was excellent as well.

Thank TooBlueVilla
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Recently I had a visit from a long-time friend whom I actually hadn’t seen for a number of years. Palo Alto boasts more excellent restaurants than most towns in the country, so it wasn’t easy to decide which of my favorite places we should go....More

Thank jameswD5831YW
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Came here for dinner with friends. We had reservations and I believe that reservations are a must during the dinner hour. We met aat 6:30 and a vew tables were full but by 7, all tables were filled and there was a wait. The restaurant...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Good Food, the service is great. The atmosphere is quite nice and the location on California Avenue is perfect next to the main corporate offices

Thank GabrielGos
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Great food! I love the Beef Bourgeon. The service is faboulous and the waiters are nice. The atmosphere is quite nice and the location is good.

Thank The M
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Very solid food - highly recommend the eggs benedict. One of our kids had pancakes, which were very tasty. Coffee was plentiful and hot. Overall, a great neighborhood breakfast spot - as you can tell since a line will begin to form at some point...More

Thank BeantownBriggs
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Started coming here for breakfast during the Sunday farmers market, and have been having regular dinners there for a while, finally getting around to writing a review. I love this place - small, quiet, reasonable prices, and very consistent quality food. I have had the...More

Thank ThatGuyKevin
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Questions & Answers
22 May 2015|
Response from Marcia K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Cafe a brioche has a full bar and a nice wine menu
22 May 2015|
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Response from GabrielGos | Reviewed this property |
They have several options of wines, and some beers. I did not see mixed drinks in the menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-8640
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