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Cafe Brioche

445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-8640
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“cassoulet” (4 reviews)
“onion soup” (2 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service here has always been excellent. The mussels are great, and i like the Beef Bourgnon We eat there often.

Thank Maurice D
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were six people and all ordered different items at lunch time and everyone was quite satisfied, from salads to pasta. Service is attentive, and you can hold a conversation over the table because the place isn't that noisy.

Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Two side-by-side French restaurants is a bit unusual even in Nice, France. But on California street? Having tried both over a number of years the service, menu, quality and taste champ is Cafe Brioche. Full bar served up great man sized martini and tasty cosmo...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I have visited this nice restaurant with my family for dinner. People are friendly, it's well decorated. It has a good ambience. Service was fast enough. I did not try breakfast or lunch. but dinner. The menu was a little poor for dinner. Wine menu...More

Thank Haluk E
Reviewed 27 April 2017

After walking up and down California Ave on a rather cool Thursday night in Feb, family of three finally settled down on Cafe Brioche. Son was 'in the mood' for French....Room was surprisingly crowded for a Thursday night-->good sign....Yes, all our food was very good:...More

Thank MK330
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had reservations for 14 people at a long table. The restaurant holds around 50 people maximum ,so you know we were crowded. The service was efficient and food arrived quickly and accurately for each of us. The menu was varied and everyone was satisfied...More

Thank wanroe
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had lunch here for the first time. Staff was very attentive, food was delicious. We both had the Croque Monsieur. Service was quick. We did have to hunt a bit for parking, but otherwise great lunch!

Thank JWO55
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Attentive service was only outdone by the high level of the tasty food! We went into this place because I didn't like looks of restaurant a few doors down the street.

Thank Goldielochs1
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We are doubters about restaurants claiming regional identities. Most don't make the grade. But there is a slice of excellence in Palo Alto. Cafe Brioche has been here for a long time. So it's nothing new, but we get to most of the new spots...More

Thank antlergirl
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I mean, it was lovely to sit outside under the umbrellas. The service was ok... The food was, well, OK? For $40 we had 2 salads and shared the french onion soup. First they delivered our neighbors salads to our table. Honest mistake, no problem,...More

Thank Danit B
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Questions & Answers
23 May 2015|
Response from Marcia K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Cafe a brioche has a full bar and a nice wine menu
23 May 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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