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Coupa Cafe

Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Café
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538 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1709
650-322-6872
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place of its kind -- if you don't want a table

I frequently this cafe many times, in its first few years. A good combination of coffee shop, wine bar, pastries and other foods. But as more and more people apparently use it as their office, it has become impossible to find a place to sit down! So I've stopped even trying to go. (In fairness... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Mitchell Z
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Palo Alto
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Palo Alto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I frequently this cafe many times, in its first few years. A good combination of coffee shop, wine bar, pastries and other foods. But as more and more people apparently use it as their office, it has become impossible to find a place to sit down! So I've stopped even trying to go. (In fairness: if the weather's not bad,... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

There is no better place in town to grab a stellar cup of tea or coffee, a fabulous and tasty breakfast (or lunch or dinner), and enjoy the intellectual buzz of a college town cafe. The staff is wonderful, the decor is inviting, the food is amazing, and you won't lack for interesting conversations around you. Coupa is my favorite... More 

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Park City, Utah
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139 reviews 139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Yeah...you have to take a break here. Delicious chocolates, great coffee drinks. Loved the atmosphere. I had a chicken wraps with figs and cranberry. My husband loved the grilled cheese with tomato. It was all good. Go!

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Durham, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

They made error on not one but both of our orders. Staff was indifferent when it was pointed out. May have been language barrier, not sure. Won't go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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748 reviews 748 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
402 helpful votes 402 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Went here for a casual breakfast on a weekday morning in Palo Alto. Decent place--order at the counter. Lots of good looking pastries in the case and a menu with crepes and some other breakfast items. Service at the counter was polite and speedy; food was brought to the table in a reasonable amount of time. A chocolate chip scone... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Starbucks has the rep but Coupa has the goods. Been going there for several summers at the Stanford campus and it is my first choice for a quick coffee. They serve twice as many people in half the time with quality individualized coffee without the pretense. BTW: less expensive but no less quality. Try it when at Stanford U.

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Downtown on Ramona has great breakfast menu with pancakes,eggs, granola, fruit served all day. Venezuelan coffee, awesome hot chocolate with a spicy version. Wi-fi lovers sit at tightly packed tables in the cozy wood-beamed space. The restaurant at the golf course is bright, spacious, with the same great coffee, enormous salads and burgers that are perfect after a long bike... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of the major spots where deals are made and meetings are held in P.A. One of the reasons is great coffee, food, and hot chocolate.

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Florianopolis, SC
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Excellent coffee and snacks. The chocolates and truffles to go are also great. Very welcoming environment and staff, you can spend a whole afternoon there working on your computer - there are free wifi.

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Palo Alto, California, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite breakfast or lunch places downtown. Good food, nice café atmosphere. The place is old, with a nice fireplace and skylight in the back room.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 538 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-322-6872

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Café
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?