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Calafia Cafe

855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
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Ranked #37 of 312 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Café, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A separate menu für plant eaters - that's an excellent idea! All dishes are perfectly labeled. The salads are creative, delicious, and they have substance, for instance, enriched with quinoa, avocado or roasted nuts - important for vegans. Then, burgers, pasta, pizza and a few additional dishes for plant eaters - an excellent selection! Uncomplicated, pure, delicious. Many raw vegan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great Atmosphere! Pleasant Staff! Wonderful Food! Highly Recommend! We will make this a Must Stop every time we visit.

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Santa Clara, California
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184 reviews 184 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

OK..this pizza is very unique…and it was good too!! I had the Roasted Vegetable Mezza plate…VERY different. Liked it very much, but I can see that it would be too eccentric for the average person. The Cocunut Porter was good too. Soy ice creams…Pistachio..the best one, and Honey Vanilla and Chocolate.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great night out and the food was excellent. Service was a tad odd. Super slow with drinks such that our food arrived before our drinks. Prices were reasonable.

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Menlo Park, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The place looks so chic, the menu sounds interesting, the prices are high. It should be good...but my Napa Duck salad was really disappointing. Bland dressing and "where's the duck?" Maybe I just ordered the wrong thing. The noise level is to high for relaxed dining, the waiters are too pretentious for my liking. We have lots of options in... More

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Menlo Park, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food here is excellent, the beer selection is stellar, service is amazing, and the menu offerings are diverse. Calafia is a great restaurant for a dinner meet up, dinner date, brunch, or a shot and a beer at the bar watching a game.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Went here for Mothers Day brunch so maybe it's not typical of the atmosphere and service. I had the Blue Max with coffee; my husband and son had the classic eggs and bacon. We waited for menus, for coffee and food and had to track our waiter down a few times. The Blue Max is delicious but I am not... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Calafia is always hopping, Friday night no exception, but our group of 8 were seated pretty quickly, service started slow but got better - the appetizers were great, especially shrimp tacos, mains are ample. Only criticism was the expensive sauv blanc recommended by waiter was quite unpleasant, and should have been rejected. Other than that, great evening!

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Panama City, Panama
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

What a great place to enjoy fresh, healthy, flavorful food in such great setting. The service was excellent and the menu had great variety. Highly recommend the duck pizza. Would definitely return!

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121 reviews 121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great variety, fresh, and delicious food, friendly and attentive service. An example of a creative fusion dish: clam, pork belly over udon noodle infuse with rich pesto base sauce. Simply heavenly.

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Additional Information about Calafia Cafe

Address: 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
Phone Number: 650-322-9200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Café, Sandwiches

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