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328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
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Ranked #5 of 20 Restaurants in Stanford
Wed 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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English first
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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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231 restaurant reviews
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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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168 restaurant reviews
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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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186 reviews 186 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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Salisbury, Connecticut
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76 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Coeur D Alene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Located adjacent to the Cantor Museum on the the Stanford University campus, this outpost of the Flea Street Cafe is a must. A medium indoor space looking like a mini upscale cafeteria, it is the outside patio dining and inside food that draws patrons. The food is locavor and organic. It is delicious, beautifully plated, and without frills. My toasted... More 

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Additional Information about Cool Cafe

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

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