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Calafia Cafe & Market A Go Go

855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
+1 650-322-9200
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

After eating many meals at the original Charlie's cafe (Googleplex), decided to give Charlie's own venture a try. We went there for breakfast. The place is located in the nice Town and Country Village in Palo Alto near Stanford. Parking was easy. No rush since...More

1  Thank Jubin E
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Absolutely not expecting the salmon bowl to be so amazing-I expected good. Unfortunately, this is a Chef's special and not available every day. If I lived in Palo Alto, I would show up every day, just to catch it on occasion!

Thank jimsigmund
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with friends at 25th reunion. Had odd mix of meat eaters and vegans. None were disappointed. All the food handmade including the condiments. I had the squash gnocchi, delicious and my vegan friend raved about the vegan burger. The desserts of the the...More

Thank Orthocincy
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good place for a beer or snack on a Stanford football Saturday. Located just across El Camino from Stanford and next to Palo Alto/Gunn High School (parking on game days!).

Thank platinumcitytrip
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is the place to eat in Palo Alto if you are vegan or if you have a group that has all types of eaters. They have a menu that on one side is for 'plant eaters' and the other is for 'meat eaters.' I...More

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Ok so this was apparently steve jobs favorite place to eat, there is a signed picture of him over his favorite seat. Im guessing he had a strange taste in food, this really wasnt for me. I can understand that it has a very good...More

Thank james o
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I have eaten here several times and find the food tasty, the service accommodating to kids and others. There's even an electronic game selection for the kids at the table. The food is fresh and delicious. You can eat indpside ir out. It is in...More

Thank Katherine D
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Interesting menu with lots of good sounding dishes. They clearly use great ingredients. Yet the food does not have much character. We had a meaty, and pretty good crab soup. The mushroom tacos were a very pungent mushroom with a contrasting sauce (maybe it was...More

Thank metazorro
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Had brunch here after the recommended spot had a very long wait time. Great service, excellent food. I had the Calafia Breakfast, the chicken sausage was very good. Spouse says to get the fresh-squeezed apple juice.

Thank mike B
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Visited for a quick late afternoon bite and drinks. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. The lettuce wraps were great but the pork sticky buns were more fat than meat. The chicken curry was ok but not great.

1  Thank 25R0bertD
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-322-9200
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In 2009, Charlie Ayers leased nearly 5,000 square feet of space in the Town & Country Shopping Plaza across from Stanford University, realizing his dream of a owning neighborhood spot serving organic, sustainable, healthy, delicious food. Calafia Cafe & Market A Go-Go was an instant hit, and today still has crowds lining up to get a seat. This casual restaurant has an energetic vibe, and serves food inspired by the incredible bounty that is available in California. Calafia continues to bring the Silicon Valley community and its visitors together around fresh, farm-to-table cuisine in an always festive atmosphere.
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