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405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
650-326-6505
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Ranked #20 of 318 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Simple, fresh food in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. I had a nice house salad and a very good salmon provençal. Service was friendly and extremely fast.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Good coffee, fast and friendlty service, and interesting stuff on the menu (like omelets with brie cheese)

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Had breakfast with business associates, this place has good food, efficient staff and pleasant. I would go there again and sort of spice up the food with condemned. Prices are reasonable and the menu is just right, its a place to have good food and feel comfortable.

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Pacific Grove, California
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Came here on a rec from hotel when seeking a good breakfast while waiting for spouse to get out of surgery. Boy, was it just right -- perfectly cooked omelet and toast, good service. Highly recommended.

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Palo Alto, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent food, always well-prepared. Nice portions, very reasonable cost, delicious, with friendly service. Not too noisy, so you can have a real conversation. A popular spot for breakfast and lunch-- often requires waiting. We love it for dinner, when it's less crowded and the food is good enough to bring guests. Our favorite spot in town!

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Albany, NY
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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Joanie's Café was recommended to us by the staff at the Coronet Motel when we were looking for a place to have breakfast. The menu is extensive, the food is very good and the service was fast and friendly.

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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Joanie's is a solid, old-fashioned style breakfast cafe, at which we've eaten several times. The menu is good and the service is friendly and efficient. On weekdays, it is a very enjoyable venue. Weekends, however, are another matter. The lines are invariably long -- and the food is not so good that it's worth the wait. Most distressingly, the waiting... More 

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Logan, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of the best breakfasts I had on my trip to the Bay Area. Palo Alto is a fun little town and the ambiance of this cafe fits right in with the surrounding area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food is delicious and the service is very fast. We got the create your own scramble which was very satisfying and one buttermilk pancake. One of the top breakfast places in Palo Alto!

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Palo Alto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not world-class cuisine. But very good to excellent fare; excellent, attentive, friendly service; and just a comfortable place to be. Entirely welcoming.

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Additional Information about Joanie's Cafe

Address: 405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
Phone Number: 650-326-6505
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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