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Ann's Coffee Shop

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772 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4514
650-322-0043
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6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old-time diner in the heart of Silicon Valley

Being in Ann's is like a trip back in time. There's a counter and the layout probably hasn't changed in 60 years. Full diner menu. Love their breakfasts and they always have plenty of pies. Friendly service and hometown feel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
meg20022015
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Menlo Park, California
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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Being in Ann's is like a trip back in time. There's a counter and the layout probably hasn't changed in 60 years. Full diner menu. Love their breakfasts and they always have plenty of pies. Friendly service and hometown feel.

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Thank meg20022015
Redwood City, California
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Trust me, you do not go for the artwork or the decor ( which have all been there since a remodel in the 1960's.) But, the food is standard, good, American home cooking. Items served could be corned beef hash, pot roast or blt's. Your choice of sides could be chips, slaw or jello. And, Ann's is famous for their... More 

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Thank bbtapper
Menlo Park, California
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Most of the food in this place is hand made from scratch, and I am guessing that the recipes date back to the 1950s. This is not a bad thing, and their constant flow of customers of all ages demonstrates that their appeal is timeless. The entrees often include thinks such as pot pies, stews, turkey dinners, pot roast, and... More 

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Thank sjtaffee
Menlo Park, California
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176 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special, but does its job. Standard coffee shop fare. Prices are reasonable but have gone up slightly recently.

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Thank rzsandoval
Fort Worth
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174 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Good breakfast food, consistent from what you would expect if you went to your grandmother's for breakfast. eggs, breakfast meat, toast, pancakes, and waffles in numerous configurations. Booths are a little tight for four people, but overall a good breakfast choice in the area.

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Thank Travelbum2005
San Francisco Bay Area
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My dad used to love this place and the waitstaff treated him like an old friend. Family run, same servers for decades.

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Thank Elizabeth247
calif
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I had pancakes and side of bacon and both were just okay. I can see why locals enjoy coming here but the food I had wasn't good enough to return.

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Thank Bigpenny34
Hong Kong, China
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244 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The restaurant look like been here a long time, on the business card, Since 1946, still serving delicious meal the old fashion way, we all had a great breakfast here on Sunday, feature daily specials, everyone was satisfy with what they order, portion are big and price reasonable, we hardly finish it all, I had their famous hotcakes, great stuff,... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Everything about Ann's is old fashioned. The orange colored booths, the wall art from the 1970s, the fact that they only take cash, the friendly waitresses and the food. They serve what I would call typical American breakfast and lunch items. The coffee is weak and the food is good but not great. Still, sometimes that's just what we want... More 

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Thank BClover84
San Francisco, California, United States
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The fact that this old school, counter and pie type diner still exists, especially in Silicon Valley is a reason in itself to go. Just the Americana experience that you only see in the Mid West. If you are in the area and want to throwback to the 50's Go to Ann's. This is real, not fake.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 772 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650-322-0043
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm

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