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Cafe Brioche

445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-8640
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“cassoulet” (4 reviews)
“onion soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Truly superb food - someone noisy on a Friday night, but not impossible to have a quiet conversation. Beet salad was as beautiful as it was tasty. Hazelnut-crusted salmon in a blackberry coulis was filled with unexpected subtle flavors. Crème caramel was perfect. New Zealand...More

Thank Shelley F
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

A French cafe with French California cuisine, that is Delicious, with a wide selection for fish eaters, meat eaters and vegetarians. There are special menu items for the day. Love the salmon cakes served with arugula. Good wine menu, but we bought our own wine...More

Thank marcopolopaloalto
Reviewed 15 January 2018

My friend took me here for my birthday. Set on a block filled with restaurants, neither of us had been here before. We were both blown away. The food was outstanding. I had the 'Salade Provencale' (salmon salad). I expected a few small slices of...More

Thank 523SM523
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Located on Calf. ave this is a great place to have a nice lunch or dinner in Palo Alto without the traffic and congestion of Univ. Ave. I have eaten here many times - but my go to lunch item is the Duck Confit salad...More

Thank drastler
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

It’s surprising to me that - given the wealth, the sophistication, and the internationalism of the inhabitants - Palo Alto has so many mediocre restaurants and very few if any truly good ones. There is, however, an abundance of pretensiousness. Four of us ate at...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The food and service here has always been excellent. The mussels are great, and i like the Beef Bourgnon We eat there often.

Thank Maurice D
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were six people and all ordered different items at lunch time and everyone was quite satisfied, from salads to pasta. Service is attentive, and you can hold a conversation over the table because the place isn't that noisy.

Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Two side-by-side French restaurants is a bit unusual even in Nice, France. But on California street? Having tried both over a number of years the service, menu, quality and taste champ is Cafe Brioche. Full bar served up great man sized martini and tasty cosmo...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I have visited this nice restaurant with my family for dinner. People are friendly, it's well decorated. It has a good ambience. Service was fast enough. I did not try breakfast or lunch. but dinner. The menu was a little poor for dinner. Wine menu...More

Thank Haluk E
Reviewed 27 April 2017

After walking up and down California Ave on a rather cool Thursday night in Feb, family of three finally settled down on Cafe Brioche. Son was 'in the mood' for French....Room was surprisingly crowded for a Thursday night-->good sign....Yes, all our food was very good:...More

Thank MK330
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Questions & Answers
23 May 2015|
Response from Marcia K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Cafe a brioche has a full bar and a nice wine menu
23 May 2015|
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Response from GabrielGos | Reviewed this property |
They have several options of wines, and some beers. I did not see mixed drinks in the menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-8640
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