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Blue Bottle Coffee

456 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1812
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“affogato” (3 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
LOCATION
456 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1812
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1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a semi courtyard location with a mostly open roof, in front of the old cinema on the main drag in Palo Alto. It is a truly lovely location. Great to hang out for a while, steps from the main (University Avenue) street of...More

Thank CTPreview
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee and ambiance. The terrace is a lovely place to sit down and talk with friends, work or read a book. I didn't try the pastries but I recommend the capuccino and the afogato.

Thank Antonia L
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Very good espresso. I tried the single origin and the house espresso. Both very good. Highly recommend if you have a discerning palette for coffee.

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Very much enjoyed the delicious coffee. Experience marred by very slow wifi. Unexpected in this tech hub!

Thank GBS42
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Great little coffee shop with a downtown location. The coffee and food on par with Starbucks but the interior is second to none. The vaulted ceilings, the tile floor will for a moment send you back to Spain. Very nice.

Thank Reslimpan
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

The site is very nice, right off University Avenue in the old Varsity Theater. There is a shared workspace immediately adjacent. There is also very nice courtyard seating. Why 3 stars? Well, they almost no tea selection, and pretty limited coffee. I know that the...More

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Down town Palo Alto is great, and Blue Bottle is a great place to stop for a pastry and an excellent coffee. The fact it's in an old theater is a fun bonus! I would note it has an uncovered top, so it's best enjoyed...More

Thank LaCretia B
Reviewed April 17, 2018

i tried the Mint Street SFO city few months back and just realised they have shops at PA, so i purposely went there on a Sunday. The cafe itself is very spacious and of course they served nice coffee, i had a latte. Although there...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

My daughter really wanted avocado toast which is surprisingly hard to find here. Blue bottle had it and it was delicious! The coffee is good - baristas very mice. In a funky atmosphere where people hang out and do work. Worth a stop.

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Great coffee. Good vibe. A bit touristy, but still a cool place to hang out whether catching up with a friend or getting some work done.

Thank Rav M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 456 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
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