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Sprout Cafe

168 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1631
650-323-7688
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Ranked #84 of 314 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Healthy, Café, Sandwiches
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Dunwoody, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

At first it seemed like too much work. When you walk in you see a pile of clipboards from which you pick the ingredients for your salad. But sometimes you just don't want to think that hard. Luckily they have some salads on the menu already so you can make a choice from one of those. I ordered from the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The idea behind sprout is great - you make a salad by selecting the ingredients you want from a fairly large list. Some items are included in a general price (e.g., small or large salad), some additions cost extra. The food tasted great and the large salad is pretty large (a good meal!). The only thing is that this place... More

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Goodyear, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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
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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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