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University Cafe - CLOSED

271 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
+1 650-322-5301
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
18 Mar 2015
“Dinner Delights”
9 Jan 2015
“The best lunch on University Avenue”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
271 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

There may be other great restaurants in Palo Alto, but my wife and I cannot take the chance at dinner. We have been to the University Cafe many times and always found it to be a first class experience. Order whatever you like--I've never had...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 9 January 2015

In summer the tables outside are great for people watching. The indoor and outdoor atmosphere is relaxed and encourages you to linger over lunch. The menu is typical American, served promptly and pleasantly. The food is very good. All in all, the best lunch on...More

Thank LouiePaloAlto
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Good spot for breakfast meetings in PA. Really like the breakfast burrito. Nice and bright in the morning.

Thank toffat9
Reviewed 2 January 2015

University Cafe changed hands 2 months ago and is terrific. They are now called Local Union 421. We had breakfast there a couple of times during the holidays and we were impressed with the quality of the food. Ate outside which had heat lamps, a...More

Thank Vicki L
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We met friends here and loved the cafe's happy hour. The "Happy Hour Red Wine" was lovely. The Bruschetta was so yummy and so were the meatballs. My teen son ordered the seafood chowder and got jealous of his friend's pizza option when it arrived,...More

1  Thank SuburbsSteph
Reviewed 13 October 2014

We had breakfast here on sunday morning. Decoration and styling was great and we were one of the first ones there. The fresh baked bread was great. I had a plate with eggs and hash, did not go down to the history in terms of...More

Thank Joachim73
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the tasty food offered by the reopened University Cafe. Happy hour portions were rather big, made of good ingredients and furnished with a tasty salad. Service was a bit slow but overall a positive experience.

Thank TripDip
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

Apparently this used to be a tradition, one of the destinations to be experienced so our very nice hotel recommended....it was terrible. Very dirty silverware, food without any flavor (loco moco had zero flavor, buttermilk pancakes were thick and rubbery) and very high prices to...More

Thank BotRoad
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Stopped in for breakfast and was very surprised to find restaurant looked different. You now were seated by host and ordered at table. Menu also had changed and not for better. Smell of fresh paint was very strong and not good. Service was slow and...More

Thank cdjones4761
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

Breakout from the hotel and enjoy a relaxed breakfast ! Great selection and reasonable prices in a friendly environment

1  Thank englishsid
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  • Address: 271 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-322-5301
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