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Main Street Cafe And Books

138 Main St, Los Altos, CA 94022
650-948-8040
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Ranked #49 of 74 Restaurants in Los Altos
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Los Altos, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Folks like to gather here for meetings. the food reasonably priced for the stingy Los Altos Crowd and is nothing to write home about but the service is friendly. I find that there is inadequate ventilation for the kitchen and may be problematic for people with breathing issues.

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Los Gatos
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I drove 30 minutes for a meeting I set up there last Saturday only to find that although their posted hours are 7 to 5 they were closed. Nothing but a closed sign. No 'we're sorry but..."

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Los Altos, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I am biased as I often visit the Main Street Cafe, its the place to meet about a business issue, or just friends, breakfasts are better than standard fare, coffee is fine, lots of pastries. Very friendly people who are part of the atmosphere.

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NO CALIF
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174 reviews 174 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This delicious egg croissant could have easily been shared by two guests. The latte was good. The cafe has a lovely "home- like" atmosphere. There were guests playing bridge. Some of them were having a real estate meeting and some of the guests were with their friends just enjoying each others company. All the walls were adorned with beautifully crafted... More

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Mountain View, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I go to Main Street Cafe & Books all of the time. The staff is helpful, the place has a lot of natural lighting and outdoor seating. I am simply very comfortable here! If you want a snack or a meal, they offer food too.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I've been coming here for years even before it was named Main Street Cafe. The selections of food could be more varied and it was nicer when they used to give you a small piece of dessert with your lunch. Very pleasant staff and overall atmosphere. A bit pricey for what you get. Overall, I'd recommend this cafe for meeting... More

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Mountain View, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

They have great specials & sandwiches. If in Los Altos, it's a good choice for a leisurely bite -- a great place for all around good food, that is consistent. Their soup is better than their sandwiches IMHO. A laid back, local kind of place.

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Los Altos, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

You don't go here for the food, but more to get together with friends. They have an area where you can reserve large tables for group meetings, i.e., bookclubs. However, the food is terrible (I don't think they have facilities to heat food except a microwave and coffee maker.) But it serves its purpose and I'll still keep going as... More

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Los Altos, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

I go to Main Street Cafe and Books for the apple slipper - which is especially yummy when heated! I've tried other things on the menu and am not recommending the quiche! This is a great hang-out and meeting place, but can get noisy when busy. There's a lovely outdoor seating that's lovely on a sunny day.

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Los Altos, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Good for soups and sandwiches or coffee and a treat. Displays work of local artists.

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Additional Information about Main Street Cafe And Books

Address: 138 Main St, Los Altos, CA 94022
Phone Number: 650-948-8040
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Continental

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