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Palo Alto Baking Company

381 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1830
+1 650-321-3234
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
“pastry” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 6:00 pm Hours
French, American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
381 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1830
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We’ve been in years past and it is as good as ever. Coffee is great. BLT’s are nice. Any bakery selection is super.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 9 January 2018

A variety of sandwiches and tasty soups can be accompanied by a wonderful pastry or cookie for lunch. Quieter than many of the places on California Avenue, but just as good with very friendly service.

Thank cmdevlin64
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Met a friend for coffee & a pastry. My (decaf) mocha was very nice. The chocolate croissant was light, flaky & just the right amount of chocolate. Easy place to sit & visit with a friend.

Thank MarcieBCA
Reviewed 21 July 2017

If you want to celebrate a special birthday for your daughter or son, especially a *very special* birthday, please don't come here. Lack of attention to details was quite remarkable. We ordered a custom Elmo cake and their response was we have a plain cake...More

Thank Manuel R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had sandwiches for lunch and bought a few 60-cent cookies. The prices are reasonable for Palo Alto, and the quality is good but not great. Our sandwiches came with such a small side of potato salad that we wondered why they bothered to put...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is my "go to" place for birthday cakes. For my husband I got a raspberry mouse cake...I have never tasted anything like it. Fresh , sweet and divine!...I could even kid myself that because its made from raspberries it was not fattening...haha. Their chocolate,mocha...More

Thank TeresaTeaLady
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a wonderful bakery with a full assortment of sweet pastries, as well as fresh baked breads, sandwiches etc. Not too crazy about their coffee. But overall, a nice place and good value.

Thank Roohi R
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The tables outside were a good place for us to sit & visit & watch the local color. We had coffee, lemonade & sandwiches & crossiants. Very pleasant. Service was exceptional.

Thank PiaS12345
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This place has a larger variety of desserts and baked goods than lunch. I had their lentil soup. It was grainy but I still liked it. The eggsalad sandwich was good except I asked for mustard on both sides instead of Mayo. When it came...More

Thank Squeekie
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Today was our second stop at the Palo Alto Baking Company. Yesterday it was for a simple coffee and a pastry. Today it was lunch with a sandwich. The bakery case is full of goodies and there is a decent selection of coffees. You may...More

Thank Charles S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-321-3234
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