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“NIce and near campus”
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California Cafe
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Vineyard & Quarry ( behind Nordstrom & Andronico's at Stanford Mall )
Palo Alto, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“NIce and near campus”
Reviewed 28 December 2012

Best place to eat by Stanford Campus and right by Stanford Shopping Center. A little pricy, but nice selection of food and wines.

Visited December 2012
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Thank D S
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32 reviews from our community

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English first
california
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Interesting food, a bit shabby interior”
Reviewed 8 November 2012

We dined at the California cafe a few times - the food is interesting, the portions are ample, the wine selection is adequate. The restaurant serves lunch until 4:00 PM - very convenient for people who like late lunch. The salads are usually good and the bread is divine, not to mention the olive oil/ capers/ chopped olives dip - just delicious! Their special events and holiday menus are noteworthy and well executed. Particularly interesting are their 5-bites Fridays on the first Friday of every month, which feature specially prepared chef menus and wine pairing of a particular winery for only $25! The one in November was outstanding! The interior of the place is getting old and needs some serious sprucing up. Service is generally gracious, though not always very professional. Still, a very good, relaxing place with reliably good food.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank europeanbabeM
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Redwood City, California
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Really run down”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

There are some excellent menu items remain, but this once-wonderful restaurant has been tragically allowed to fade. The interior is desperately in need of improvement.

Visited September 2012
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Thank James G
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Redwood City, California
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, mediocre food.”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

A lovely setting for sitting outside on a beautiful day. Beyond that the food was relatively tasteless and mediocre.

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Thank bbtapper
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Canyon, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent food, good service”
Reviewed 25 June 2012

We enjoyed an excellent meal on the patio with good service.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank Skynik
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