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Cafe Brioche

445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-8640
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“cassoulet” (4 reviews)
“beignets” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:30All hours
French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

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
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had reservations for 14 people at a long table. The restaurant holds around 50 people maximum ,so you know we were crowded. The service was efficient and food arrived quickly and accurately for each of us. The menu was varied and everyone was satisfied...More

Thank wanroe
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had lunch here for the first time. Staff was very attentive, food was delicious. We both had the Croque Monsieur. Service was quick. We did have to hunt a bit for parking, but otherwise great lunch!

Thank JWO55
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Attentive service was only outdone by the high level of the tasty food! We went into this place because I didn't like looks of restaurant a few doors down the street.

Thank Goldielochs1
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We are doubters about restaurants claiming regional identities. Most don't make the grade. But there is a slice of excellence in Palo Alto. Cafe Brioche has been here for a long time. So it's nothing new, but we get to most of the new spots...More

Thank antlergirl
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I mean, it was lovely to sit outside under the umbrellas. The service was ok... The food was, well, OK? For $40 we had 2 salads and shared the french onion soup. First they delivered our neighbors salads to our table. Honest mistake, no problem,...More

Thank Danit B
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife and I stopped in at the last minute on a Sunday evening. There were tables available, and we sat outside. We both had a flight of wines which were quite nice and very reasonable. We shared a Caesar Salad, and the kitchen split...More

Thank Sagajohn
Reviewed 18 September 2016

It's become difficult to find a comfortable dining experience somewhere in between the chain restaurant fare and the very pricey options in Palo Alto. When did entrees start costing $35 at the "low end"? Added to this many restaurants are just too noisy these days...More

Thank gosaka
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on a busy Saturday. We were seated right away. There was a line, but there were only two in our party. We ordered the croq monsier sandwich. It comes with a salad or fries. The sandwich was good. It is...More

Thank SanFranciscoMom
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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