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Cafe Brioche

445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-8640
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“cassoulet” (5 reviews)
“onion soup” (2 reviews)
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9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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11 - 20 of 80 reviews

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.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Maurice D
Reviewed September 25, 2017

We were six people and all ordered different items at lunch time and everyone was quite satisfied, from salads to pasta. Service is attentive, and you can hold a conversation over the table because the place isn't that noisy.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Two side-by-side French restaurants is a bit unusual even in Nice, France. But on California street? Having tried both over a number of years the service, menu, quality and taste champ is Cafe Brioche. Full bar served up great man sized martini and tasty cosmo...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Jerry C
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

I have visited this nice restaurant with my family for dinner. People are friendly, it's well decorated. It has a good ambience. Service was fast enough. I did not try breakfast or lunch. but dinner. The menu was a little poor for dinner. Wine menu...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank HalukE821
Reviewed April 26, 2017

After walking up and down California Ave on a rather cool Thursday night in Feb, family of three finally settled down on Cafe Brioche. Son was 'in the mood' for French....Room was surprisingly crowded for a Thursday night-->good sign....Yes, all our food was very good:...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank MK330
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We had lunch here for the first time. Staff was very attentive, food was delicious. We both had the Croque Monsieur. Service was quick. We did have to hunt a bit for parking, but otherwise great lunch!

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank JWO55
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Attentive service was only outdone by the high level of the tasty food! We went into this place because I didn't like looks of restaurant a few doors down the street.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Goldielochs1
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We are doubters about restaurants claiming regional identities. Most don't make the grade. But there is a slice of excellence in Palo Alto. Cafe Brioche has been here for a long time. So it's nothing new, but we get to most of the new spots...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank antlergirl
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I mean, it was lovely to sit outside under the umbrellas. The service was ok... The food was, well, OK? For $40 we had 2 salads and shared the french onion soup. First they delivered our neighbors salads to our table. Honest mistake, no problem,...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Danit B
Reviewed September 19, 2016

My wife and I stopped in at the last minute on a Sunday evening. There were tables available, and we sat outside. We both had a flight of wines which were quite nice and very reasonable. We shared a Caesar Salad, and the kitchen split...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Sagajohn
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Questions & Answers
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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