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“Perfect way to top off a museum afternoon”
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Cool Cafe
Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Stanford
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Nearly every person who visits us here in Palo Alto is taken to the Stanford Art Museum and a lunch at the Cool Cafe. Their food is fantastic (check out their sister restaurant in Menlo Park for something more upscale!). Their salads are probably the best dish but their sandwiches are also great. I'd skip the soup but everything else is great@

Thank floridaangie
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

The cafe offered wonderful sandwiches on fresh baguette rolls. Portion size was more on the generous side. The ham and cheddar was delicious with its honey tapenade. The chicken sandwich was had thick-cut bacon and really quite tasty. The soup special was shitake mushroom with coconut milk broth - yum! Everyone left the meal quite satisfied.

Thank Kris S
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Cool Cafe is located in the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford and with a locally-sourced, organic menu is really a delight for a casual lunch. The location and art-rich setting is what makes this cafe special. It is located at the back of the museum, with a patio that abuts a large lawn, with oak trees and shaded picnic tables as well as cafe tables for eating outside (or in, but who can resist the outside in good weather?). One can enjoy a good lunch while gazing at the Rodin Sculpture Garden; really an incomparable treat. I wish that there were more substantial vegetarian options, like salads or sandwiches of heirloom tomatoes with basil in summer, rather than the greens-heavy and somewhat too-oft-repeated salad offerings for non-meat-eaters. The vegetarian wrap with hummus, frankly, was just so-so. But I'd continue to come here anyway for the location. Note that this is a cafe where you order at the counter and the food is brought to you at your table.

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Thank patientcat
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

When this place opened it was great. Now the food is just average. Yesterday I had a Latte, that barely tasted like coffee. The chicken salad is still pretty reliable, but something is missing...maybe the missing ingredient is Jesse Cool's passion for food.

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1  Thank BClover84
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The stuff does it's best to make you feel good.
The food and drinks are great.
And the location, right next to Rodin sculptures, is wonderful. GO

Thank Tal H
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