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Calafia Cafe

855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
650-322-9200
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Ranked #29 of 312 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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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Danville
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

There are dozens of great things to choose from. All well put together and difficult to only chose one thing. Well-balanced choices for meat eaters and vegans alike. I was surprised by how low the tab was at the end.

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Munich, Germany
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The menu contains a diverse selection of vegetarian and meat dishes of Californian cuisine. The ingredients seem to be fresh and the dishes are well composed. The waiters are extremely friendly and attentive. Try one of the smoothies!

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San Jose, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have eaten at Calafia a number of times. I have had a variety of their salads and all were excellent. Service is fine and the restaurant is clean. Reasonable value. he menu is clearly marked for gluten free and vegetarian and the range is quite broad. Recommended. Does not take reservations.

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Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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199 reviews 199 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
53 helpful votes 53 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 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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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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