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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“cassoulet” (5 reviews)
“onion soup” (2 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed November 2, 2015

Eating alone on a work trip, I was enticed in by the warm, inviting appearance, and the typical French bistro menu (cassoulet, coq au vin, magnet de canard, moules frites, etc.) that appealed to me. Unfortunately, the food didn't measure up to the price at...More

Thank ottawanian2014
Reviewed October 18, 2015

We're a frequent visitor to this restaurants. Many anniversaries, birthdays, special events have been spent dining here (especially for dinner). Occasionally we also drop in for brunch... Having been to France a couple of times, it was wonderful to find some of those flavors coming...More

Thank FamilyTraveller44
Reviewed October 11, 2015

What a relief after the Friday night frenzy of University Avenue! Parking was easy; California Avenue was active, but mellow, people sitting outside and in, unhurried. Service here was welcoming, attentive, and prompt. We've dined in many French bistros here (US) and in France, and...More

Thank babubenj
Reviewed August 31, 2015

We hit this place on the first day of a new menu. I think they have not perfected some of the items. Some previous reviews were right on. The hamburger had a very hard bun. Tough to eat. the other members of the party were...More

Thank Larry v
Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nice, casual, intimate environment where you can have a conversation and hear each other. Delicious, authentic, classic French bistro food that you can count on next time you come as well. Pleasant service. A favorite spot that we have recommended to many friends with high...More

Thank travelrab
Reviewed August 10, 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 June 30, 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 June 28, 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 May 27, 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 April 22, 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
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Questions & Answers
May 22, 2015|
Response from Marcia K | 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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