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“Good food, but noisy and expensive”
Review of Sprout Cafe

Sprout Cafe
Ranked #103 of 356 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Healthy
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food, but noisy and expensive”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

The idea behind sprout is great - you make a salad by selecting the ingredients you want from a fairly large list. Some items are included in a general price (e.g., small or large salad), some additions cost extra. The food tasted great and the large salad is pretty large (a good meal!). The only thing is that this place is so busy during lunch time, and super loud and noisy - that you come out of the restaurant feeling tired from listening to all the noise and yelling to be heard by the people at your table. Depending on what you're getting, the salads can come out to be quite expensive as well.

  • Visited July 2014
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Goodyear, Arizona
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Should have gone elsewhere”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

You are supposed to order food from the counter, pay, then find a table and wait for your food to be served. Their system doesn't work so well. The place was busy, and tables where in high demand. They only had one person working the floor. He was supposed to deliver the food and bus the tables. Patrons wound up bussing their tables so they could sit down. Then we spent 20 minutes watching the server running back and forth looking for the right table to deliver the food he was carrying. The soup I ordered would have been delicious...if it hadn't been cold. The sandwich was ok, but nothing special. If you wanted water, you had an option of getting up and getting it yourself, or waiting a lengthy period for the server to bring it. The server was trying hard, but was overworked and frustrated. No wonder he had a bad attitude. I'm not going back!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Tom P
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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320 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Great Salads for eating in or takeaway!”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Definitely pop in here if you need to get your salad fix on. Everything is customizable by filling out a form with your selection of items for the salad.

Lots to choose from and both times I've been here the salads have been delicious. It gets SUPER busy for lunch time so think about getting there early or doing your order online for pickup.

This will soon be my go to place for dinner salads to take back to my hotel when traveling in the area.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank SMR_2
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Long Beach, California
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Healthful, customized salads in downtown Palo Alto”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

This was our second visit to Sprout, and we found it just as tasty as we did last time. This is the ultimate for personalized salads, and even people who aren't crazy about salads would likely find something here that they'd enjoy eating. You fill out a slip of paper to check off what you want in your salad, and the staff will assemble it to your specifications. Prices are reasonable if you stick to a reasonable number of ingredients.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank KrissyR3
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful healthy food”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Right in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, this cafe offers a huge variety of salads and salad fixings. You can either choose one of their standard salads or create your own from a mind-boggling array of ingredients. It is obviously a popular place with long lines at standard mealtimes .

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Kathy C
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