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The Prolific Oven Bakery & Cafe

550 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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550 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were given a tip that each order of sandwich comes with a piece of cake. We were not disappointed with chocolate cake. So the price for any sandwiches are slightly more expensive than other places. There were a dazzling variety of cakes and fruit...More

Thank twosc
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My husband & I were looking forward to treating ourselves to some amazing cake since we haven't had desserts in 3 months. He got the German Chocolate slice, which was HUGE, wonderful ooey-gooey caramel and thick chocolate frosting with lots of coconut. Best German chocolate...More

Thank blairs4him4ever
Reviewed 11 July 2017

this is my go to place for good coffee, seating inside and outside. the cakes are fantastic. All the baked goods are great.

Thank bnadine
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Somehow, this place has survived the assault on downtown Palo Alto of trendy, pricey, up-scale places (and greedy landlords!) nearby, to continue a quiet atmosphere with good bakery items and coffee, newspapers and magazines available, where one can just sit and read. It was one...More

1  Thank babubenj
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I love this place. It's great for meetings, when you want to have a serious conversation without a crowd. The salads are exceptional and generous, and they kindly offer a little dessert on the side. I have also purchased full sheet cakes for large parties....More

1  Thank Diane S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I rarely eat sugar and don't enjoy most cakes and pastries, but when it comes to the utterly ravishing cakes and other baked goods created by Prolific Oven, I am weak. They are irresistible and worth every dang bit of extra exercise I have to...More

Thank blissfulliving
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Nice central place. Avg machiatto. Not strong enough. Good croissant. Relaxed atmosphere. Feeling of old times in a positive way

Thank Gabriela E
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We got the Princess Cake - the Marzipan was really good but the cake and cream filling was so-so. Also ordered the Grand Marnier Ball - it was a bit too sweet I think but it had the right amount of Grand Marnier. Overall a...More

Thank travelbuzz2015
Reviewed 27 November 2015

3½* Prolific Oven Palo Alto Funky atmosphere Great place to order cakes Pastries with a coffee drink make for a good breakfast Friendly staff

Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Dropped in because I needed a dinner to take on the plane home. Never been before. Place was clean but quiet - I came in early afternoon after the lunch rush was well over. Service was quick and friendly. But imagine my surprise when, wedged...More

1  Thank wackyseester
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
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