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Cafe Venetia

419 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1813
+1 650-323-3600
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“great coffee” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Italian
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419 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1813
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place reminds me of a European coffee shop in so many ways - from elegant cappuccino cups, to music, to decor, to close seating. Regardless of where you sit, make sure you're not having any serious conversations, as this place is perfect for listening...More

Thank bellaa07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The manager named Carla working at this place is very rude!! Because a customer sat down to charge her laptop before going to the counter to order, Carla the manager went to the customers table and told the customer to leave because the customer hadn't...More

1  Thank Ana_menlopark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny place so seating is scarce but it's super cute and they have a few outdoor tables. The coffee is amazing and I love that I can have my coffee in a real cup!

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best coffee I have had in Palo Alto! The owners purchase only Italian coffee beans and serve a variety of food items as well. This is a beautiful decorated shop with a very European feel. I live in Palo Alto and just tried it for...More

Thank barbpq
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We have lived here for decades and this is the best place - we come every weekend at least once and sometimes both Saturday and Sunday. The cappucini remind us of the wonderful cappucino we enjoyed in Australia before we moved to the US. Italian...More

Thank MLF-traveller
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Cafe Venetia without question makes the best espresso in Palo Alto, an in fact the best espresso I have had in the US. It is pulled quite short, the way truly great espresso is supposed to be, which makes it creamy and tasty with the...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This café at the Palo alto train station is just what is missing at every other train stations. The chicken panini is very good and the service is good too. The interior is dedicated to the old times when trains were magical and classy. Nice...More

Thank Ninaad D
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Always seems full. Seating outside in the sunshine out the front is good to watch the world go by. Nice selection of coffees and properly made. Not your typical American Chain coffee. Have small snacks and croissants and cakes. Has a sort of intellectual feel....More

Thank drdave10
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Nice romantic place to enjoy your time with friends, take small break with tasty breakfast, location is in great attractive region

1  Thank abdallah m
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is my go-to coffee shop in downtown Palo Alto. Energetic vibe. Great coffee. Delicious food. Drop by if you can. There is seating upstairs and outside as well.

Thank kbs2001
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Michele C
Any gluten free options?
12 April 2017|
Response from Ninaad D | Reviewed this property |
not that I can remember.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1813 (Formerly Caffe Del Doge)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-3600
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