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“Solid American-style breakfasts”
Review of Joanie's Cafe

Joanie's Cafe
Ranked #6 of 374 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Be prepared for long lines, especially during sunny weekends, but the truth is you won't find better place to eat tasty breakfast in the neighbourhood. There is a waiting list you should sign right after coming here. Crepes and Benedicts are exceptional, always fresh, warm and the portions are giant. For meat lovers I highly recommend their homemade corned beef hash. Prices are quite high but it is Palo Alto, everything is pricey. Interior is very traditional but this is not a disadvantage. Come and try!

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We came here every day for a week while visiting Palo Alto recently: the meals are very well prepared and the service is great. While some may complain about the prices, being from New York means that we are not put off at all. I do mind the long wait on the weekends, especially when the temperatures are not conducive to hanging outside. The market on California Ave brings crowds!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

It's good but typical. But I the lines are due to the small number of tables, rather than the food, IMO.

Thank suraimcfly
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wonderful place - great food and service. Food it prepared carefully, and with excellent sides. Hashbrowns are wonderful. Omelets are done to perfection. Lunches have large portions.

Thank paulbeirne
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Joanie's offers indoor and outdoor seating, and a wide range of menu items - most of which are over-priced.

We were seated quickly, and the server took our orders and delivered our food in a reasonable amount of time. However, I had ordered my burger "pink" in the middle and - as with so many restaurants - it arrived medium well. We were in a hurry and didn't have time to ask for a replacement, so I had to live it. Had the burger been cooked correctly, it probably would have been excellent.

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