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Stanford Bookstore Cafe

519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA
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Ranked #7 of 20 Restaurants in Stanford
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The cafe is upstairs in the bookstore and offers a variety of pre-made sandwiches, inexpensive coffee and baked goods. At certain times of the day, seating might be scarce.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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582 reviews 582 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Bookstore Café has a surprisingly small range of foods available given the quality and popularity of the store in general. It is absolutely fine for a coffee break or lunch with a pastry or ready prepared sandwich. It can get very busy especially during the lunch break hours. Service is friendly and efficient and if you want to read... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Given the popularity of the bookstore, I'd imagine a much more comfortable cafe. It's only ok and it gets quite busy.

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you love college football, there is nothing like watching the Stanford Band and the Stanford Dollies perform. My impressions go back to 1980's as hospital staff. This bookstore has everything and more. Worth the struggle to find parking. Try in front of Memorial Auditorium.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Food for the body to go along with the great bookstore downstairs, and a great place to stop for a break as you explore Stanford's beautiful campus on foot.

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Cupertino, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

The service is usually good here with okay food. Just don't go there too late in the day when the food is all gone. Good drinks which are fairly inexpensive. Beautiful atrium. Loud and hot at worse times.

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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569 reviews 569 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I like *being* here. I like working here, as long as I don't need an outlet. I just don't like eating here. Got their vegetable panini once. Never again. Stick to the baked goods and the drinks... They have free water where the coffee customization station is. They also sell lots of packaged snacks, some salads, my beloved Diet Coke.... More 

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Additional Information about Stanford Bookstore Cafe

Address: 519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Stanford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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