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Joanie's Cafe

405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-6505
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good45%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“hash browns” (16 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 14:30All hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed yesterday

Love Joanie's. The food is always top rate. The serve is attentive & friendly. Always happy I went there. The Cobb salad was presented beautifully & tasted great. I asked for bread & they lightly toasted it & gave me more than enough.

Thank MarcieBCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joanie's has been a Palo Alto staple for many years. The food is consistently good, and it has always been one of the best places for breakfast. The staff are wonderful people, have been working there for years, and work VERY hard. It's just a...More

Thank LD501
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service here, all staff is very friendly. I have had brunch and lunch here... I have never been disappointed. Their fresh fruit selection (as a side) is great. It's a fun assortment and always fresh. Traditional omelets were amazing. The British burger is also...More

1  Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love good breakfast places, who doesn't?? Anyhow this is a lovely spot to enjoy a hearty meal at a good price.

Thank 4JMP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife thought her corned beef hash was the best she has eaten and my smoked salmon omelette was perfect.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Located on California Ave this cute cafe serves enormous tasty breakfasts. Fun for people watching as well. There is outdoor seating that is nice when it's not too hot. The staff was very friendly.

Thank HPNY_12
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Expect to wait for a table if you arrive on a Saturday morning -- early afternoon. The place was full and it looked to be quite a line of those waiting, but we were seated within about 10 min. Our food was wonderful. Our server...More

Thank blairs4him4ever
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My family stopped here for breakfast on our way to Santa Cruz. Excellent food. We had Mexican omelets, vegetable scramble. Excellent food and service.

Thank mmuller7753
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I had the chance to eat at Joanie's Cafe at the beginning for June for breakfast one Saturday morning. Despite the long wait for the table, I enjoyed my meal there. The staff was very nice and attentive and the food was fantastic. I would...More

Thank Monique M
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious but table service was quite rough - coffee poured and overflowed onto table and then walked away. Plate dropped on table and waiters just a bit run off their feet. All that said, breakfast was very good.

Thank Mark B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-6505
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