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328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
650-725-4758
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11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great choices of sandwiches, soups, salads located just outside the Cantor Art Gallery and the incredible Rodin Sculpture Garden. Inside gets noisy with people chatting. Unfortunately, outside is noisy now too as construction is going on right next door! Food is great but location is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Mill Valley, California
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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great choices of sandwiches, soups, salads located just outside the Cantor Art Gallery and the incredible Rodin Sculpture Garden. Inside gets noisy with people chatting. Unfortunately, outside is noisy now too as construction is going on right next door! Food is great but location is a distraction right now, instead of an add!

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Soquel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Love this place inside the Cantor Museum. The food is organic, reasonable, and delicious. Seating available inside or even better on the outside patio. I go here every chance I get!

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I love driving down to Stanford to visit both of their FREE Art Museums. Both are world class. One of the extra treats is having lunch in the Cool Cafe which is located in one of the museums. The food is simple but very well done and most of the products are organic. I did not give them 5 stars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Delicious salads and sandwiches. Indoor and outdoor seating. Popular with visitors to Cantor Museum so avoid at peak times. Cappuccinos also good. Particular like fresh local ingredients of highest quality.

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Amersham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A short menu but with some interesting choices, the veggie sandwich was particularly tasty. Iced water and coffee on tap. Gets busy around lunchtime with staff and students queuing.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Wow - this place is a little gem. It serves local organic produce - delicious and healthy. We had a combo of a black bean soup (hearty and tasty) and a half sandwich. It was a roasted seasonal vegetables and goat's cheese sandwich and it was really good. We also shared an heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad. It was made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

The Cool Cafe is tucked away on the Stanford campus. Do try to find it for a really delicious and pleasant meal. We sat outdoors and enjoyed the weather (the current view is obstructed by construction). My turkey sandwich was delicious served on a tasty cranberry nut bread. Others in the party had a great burger, super chicken sandwich, and... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Little cafe in the Cantor Museum on Stanford Campus. Interesting options in soups and salads and sandwiches, all fresh. Can sit outdoors weather permitting and enjoy a view of the sculpture garden, trees, etc.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

This tiny cafe is an adjunct to the Cantor Art Museum on the Stanford University campus. Food is funky but well done as it is supervised by a celebrity chef, Jesse Cool. Overpriced for what it is, but the odd but tasty soups, the interesting sandwiches, etc. hit the spot after touring the museum. About half the diners eat outside.... More 

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Hillsboro Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Nice view of campus. Had a reasonable beet salad and a Calistoga water for 12.45 including tax.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Stanford
  • Phone Number: 650-725-4758

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm

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