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Sprout Cafe

168 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
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Ranked #66 of 314 restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: Healthy, Café, Sandwiches
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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21 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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Goodyear, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You are supposed to order food from the counter, pay, then find a table and wait for your food to be served. Their system doesn't work so well. The place was busy, and tables where in high demand. They only had one person working the floor. He was supposed to deliver the food and bus the tables. Patrons wound up... More

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Boston, MA
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221 reviews 221 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Definitely pop in here if you need to get your salad fix on. Everything is customizable by filling out a form with your selection of items for the salad. Lots to choose from and both times I've been here the salads have been delicious. It gets SUPER busy for lunch time so think about getting there early or doing your... More

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Long Beach, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was our second visit to Sprout, and we found it just as tasty as we did last time. This is the ultimate for personalized salads, and even people who aren't crazy about salads would likely find something here that they'd enjoy eating. You fill out a slip of paper to check off what you want in your salad, and... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Right in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, this cafe offers a huge variety of salads and salad fixings. You can either choose one of their standard salads or create your own from a mind-boggling array of ingredients. It is obviously a popular place with long lines at standard mealtimes .

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Silicon Valley, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Ordered a Kyoto salad (peppered crusted ahi tuna, mixed greens, wakame seaweed, somen noodles, firm tofu, nori, edamame, kaiware sprout, carrots, sesame seeds, miso sesame dressing) and a Davy salad (poached salmon, arugula, avocado, sweet corn, aged sharp white cheddar, candied walnuts, shaved fennel, red onions, sesame ginger dressing) on two separate visits. Both salads were ample in size, flavorful... More

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columbia, ca
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The cafe allows you to order item by item ingredients for your salad. Theres is a huge selection to chose from. The items are very fresh and tasty. You can watch as the staff prepare your salad and it is done in short time. The atmosphere in the cafe is comfortable, clean and inviting. The food is very healthy and... More

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The food is so so fresh. We went 2 times it was so good. The menu is wonderful and lots to choose from.

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Seattle, WA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

The salads are really good and even the ones on the menu are unique and original. The service wasn't the best of any restaurant, but our food was made and brought to our table quickly. It would have been helpful to have a greeter to explain the option of making your own salad as once you get to the cash... More

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San Jose
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78 reviews 78 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you are looking for a place to have a light and healthy meal in Palo Alto, Sprout is a good choice. Wide range of selections with fresh made vegetables and foods.

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Every city should have a Sprout cafe. I love the concept, you get to pick from a range of items and build your own salad. The food is delicious. You can't beat it for a healthy, tasty meal. Highly recommended.

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