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Cafe Venetia

419 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1813
+1 650-323-3600
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“mousse” (2 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
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Cafe, Italian
$$ - $$$
419 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1813
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Open till 11pm so good option for late snack. Need reservation to get upstairs area. Good selection of coffee and pastries and price for coffee was reasonable for a boutique coffee house.

Thank flipsub
Reviewed 9 September 2017

If you are looking for a real Italian espresso, stop by this cafe on University ave. You won't find anything like that in the whole area. Not even in San Francisco

Thank Jacopo G
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The coffee was ok, a decent cappuccino. The desserts were a bit average. A good tasting chocolate mousse was ruined by being the consistency of a thick sauce. Not so easy to eat with a spoon.

Thank pjbwilson
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Good coffee for an Italian is hard to find in the USA. Cristian is from Napoli and makes the best coffee in Silicon Valley! So bye bye blue bottle, Starbucks and other, hello Venetia.

Thank Sabrina D
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is not the hot chocolate from your childhood. The chocolate here is rich, thick, and crafted to be enjoyed over time...not guzzled as you dash about town.

Thank Desiree R
Reviewed 31 July 2017

One of my favorite place to meet a friend or relax with a delicious coffee. The staff is awesome and friendly.

Thank amaria a
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Don't let anybody tell you otherwise: Hanahaus, Coupa Coffee, Philz. None of them are a patch on Cafe Venetia for the quality of the coffee. Every time I visited there were at least two baristas who knew there stuff. One other thing: other coffee places...More

Thank GSpier
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Stopped in here for a quick lunch. I have to say, the espresso I had first was good (as noted by other reviewers). The food was another matter altogether. I ordered the vegetarian quiche, cold. To my surprise, after putting the quiche on a plate,...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Good downtown location (a second one at the train station was closed on a Sunday) and a few selected tables outside. The tables upstairs now need reservations ! We had an Expensive chicken sandwich and a very good almond croissant.

Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Outstanding coffee - care goes into the preparation and the presentation. Nice selection of pastries and small pannini's as well. Don't miss the opportunity to buy some beans and get your coffee for free :)

Thank Noam Z
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Michele C
12 April 2017|
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Response from MLF-traveller | Reviewed this property |
I often have a green salad with a hard boiled egg. You can ask to leave off the bread sticks they sometimes offer
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1813 (Formerly Caffe Del Doge)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-3600
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