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Cafe Brioche

445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-8640
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“cassoulet” (5 reviews)
“onion soup” (2 reviews)
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French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

What has happened to this old favorite? The food was OK to good (Moules Frites and Boeuf Bourguignon), but on an evening when the restaurant was not even half full, both the service and the kitchen were ridiculously slow and non-chalant. We won't be back...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a very nice little place for lunch. I personally enjoy their salad's. I We also had their specials, that were quite good.

Thank 55Mickey
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal outdoors on a sidewalk patio on a quiet street. Authentic French, with wonderful escargot and cassoulet, several fish choices, and reasonably priced wines. Prompt but unhurried service. Not sure when we will next be in Palo Alto, but we would dine...More

Thank BuntzB
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and great customer service, they are serving brunch Saturday and Sunday .. wine list is cool . Manager focus on all table

Thank Serkan K
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Truly superb food - someone noisy on a Friday night, but not impossible to have a quiet conversation. Beet salad was as beautiful as it was tasty. Hazelnut-crusted salmon in a blackberry coulis was filled with unexpected subtle flavors. Crème caramel was perfect. New Zealand...More

Thank Shelley F
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

A French cafe with French California cuisine, that is Delicious, with a wide selection for fish eaters, meat eaters and vegetarians. There are special menu items for the day. Love the salmon cakes served with arugula. Good wine menu, but we bought our own wine...More

Thank marcopolopaloalto
Reviewed January 14, 2018

My friend took me here for my birthday. Set on a block filled with restaurants, neither of us had been here before. We were both blown away. The food was outstanding. I had the 'Salade Provencale' (salmon salad). I expected a few small slices of...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Located on Calf. ave this is a great place to have a nice lunch or dinner in Palo Alto without the traffic and congestion of Univ. Ave. I have eaten here many times - but my go to lunch item is the Duck Confit salad...More

Thank drastler
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

It’s surprising to me that - given the wealth, the sophistication, and the internationalism of the inhabitants - Palo Alto has so many mediocre restaurants and very few if any truly good ones. There is, however, an abundance of pretensiousness. Four of us ate at...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed November 9, 2017

The food and service here has always been excellent. The mussels are great, and i like the Beef Bourgnon We eat there often.

Thank Maurice D
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May 22, 2015|
Response from marciagabby | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Cafe a brioche has a full bar and a nice wine menu
May 22, 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
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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