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Calafia Cafe & Market A Go Go

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855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
+1 650-322-9200
08:00 - 21:00
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Salinas, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the waffles with crispy chicken. The waffles were very tasty and crispy and th chicken was perfectly cooked, tender with a crispy light coating and not greasy. My husband had the blueberry buttermilk pancakes and they were nice and fluffy and very tasty. Cooked perfectly. Would definitely go back

Thank suzimac65
Bengaluru, India
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222 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A restaurant that does equal justice to both meat and plant eaters with a lot of options and variety. The ambience is old world and works best for the food served. Tempura fried vegetables were delightfully arranged and were crisp .. Goat cheese beets and california walnut pizza was amazing .. so was the main course dish of butternut squash... More 

Thank gauravs09
Whangarei, New Zealand
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173 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Calafia Cafe was a nice surprise. Sitting outside on the rare California sun this month was a bonus. The menu is packed with delicious food. Almost too much to choose from. Sandwiches come with fries or salad and are served on a wooden board which adds a rustic feel to Cafalia balancing the more sophisticated food.

Thank Green4Good
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I don't think you can go wrong eating here except it is a little pricey. Easy parking, and quickly seated with great, friendly service. The chef is famous having been the chef at Google. I will definitely be back again!

Thank travelfoodiedc
Fremont, California, United States
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

After eating many meals at the original Charlie's cafe (Googleplex), decided to give Charlie's own venture a try. We went there for breakfast. The place is located in the nice Town and Country Village in Palo Alto near Stanford. Parking was easy. No rush since it was breakfast, was seated immediately. The ambience was casual and comfy yet chic and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Absolutely not expecting the salmon bowl to be so amazing-I expected good. Unfortunately, this is a Chef's special and not available every day. If I lived in Palo Alto, I would show up every day, just to catch it on occasion!

Thank jimsigmund
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with friends at 25th reunion. Had odd mix of meat eaters and vegans. None were disappointed. All the food handmade including the condiments. I had the squash gnocchi, delicious and my vegan friend raved about the vegan burger. The desserts of the the apple fritter and banana split were phenomenal. We also tried the vegan ice cream, ugh,... More 

Thank Orthocincy
Leuven, Belgium
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235 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good place for a beer or snack on a Stanford football Saturday. Located just across El Camino from Stanford and next to Palo Alto/Gunn High School (parking on game days!).

Thank platinumcitytrip
Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is the place to eat in Palo Alto if you are vegan or if you have a group that has all types of eaters. They have a menu that on one side is for 'plant eaters' and the other is for 'meat eaters.' I had the Lexi Lentil bowl and it was super fantastic! Bustling place for lunch but... More 

Thank Tony K
County Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Ok so this was apparently steve jobs favorite place to eat, there is a signed picture of him over his favorite seat. Im guessing he had a strange taste in food, this really wasnt for me. I can understand that it has a very good vegetarian menu though, i should go back and try something different i guess.

Thank james o

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-322-9200
In 2009, Charlie Ayers leased nearly 5,000 square feet of space in the Town & Country Shopping Plaza across from Stanford University, realizing his dream of a owning neighborhood spot serving organic, sustainable, healthy, delicious food. Calafia Cafe & Market A Go-Go was an instant hit, and today still has crowds lining up to get a seat. This casual restaurant has an energetic vibe, and serves food inspired by the incredible bounty that is available in California. Calafia continues to bring the Silicon Valley community and its visitors together around fresh, farm-to-table cuisine in an always festive atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?