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Joanie's Cafe

405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-6505
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good45%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“hash browns” (16 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 14:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious but table service was quite rough - coffee poured and overflowed onto table and then walked away. Plate dropped on table and waiters just a bit run off their feet. All that said, breakfast was very good.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Really fast and friendly service. The place is quite small and fills up quickly. We got here about 11:40 and were glad we did because there wasn't any seating by noon. Nice breakfast and lunch options. My husband had the chorizo omelet and hasbrowns. I...More

Thank Kay K
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Delectable omelette. Fun specials. Tasty coffee. I like that a bowl of fruit (so fresh) is served with most all breakfasts

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Having been in Palo Alto for 5 months I discovered this gem early on. The omelettes are great, coffee bottomless and service spot on. Be warned you usually have to wait...but worth it very popular with the locals. Menu is varied, highly recommend the breakfasts....More

1  Thank looby1971
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We've visited this cafe twice during our visits to the Stanford area and both times, the food has been wonderful and the service is welcoming.

Thank cardiokidz2000
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The bacon, brie scarmble was fantastic, the raspberry muffin very good. I loved the breakfast, the place is kind if crowded so they try to hustle you out quick but the food is delicious. Highly recommend for a brucnh.

1  Thank Anurag A
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Arrived on Sunday morning to a full restaurant and got a table within 30 minutes. Once seated service was prompt and cordial. Fresh squeezed orange juice was great. Food was served fast. My combo omelette was almost perfect except the egg was over cooked to...More

Thank Malice6
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This cafe is busy on the weekends - tables for 2 are much easier to acquire than family or large group tables. The food is generous in portion size and fairly predictable with flavor combinations. The menu prices have increased compared to the prices on...More

Thank Kris S
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I happened across joanies on a Saturday morning on my last day before flying home. An amazing breakfast omelette, nice size and good hash browns and muffin , friendly staff with frequent refills, the couple next to me ordered a special of pumpkin pancakes which...More

Thank Sal R
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This place was very popular with locals, but it didn't wow me for lunch. Ate at the counter, which was quicker than waiting for a table for two. Sandwiches were all fine.

1  Thank Peter B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:30
Monday
07:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-6505
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