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855 El Camino Real #104, Palo Alto, CA CA 94301
650.322.3601
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful place for a quick lunch or treat.

The food is always good at Douce France and you can eat outside on their terrace. The pastries are good and at least everything is consistent. It's great for quick stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
lulupearl
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Chicago, Illinois
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English first
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Just popped into this awesome little bistro and bakery and was pleasantly surprised!!!! I looked into the glass sandwich case and left like I was back in Paris!!! Incredible looking sandwiches and an assortment of croissants! We ordered the Salami and Cheese sandwich in an French bun and a super amazing chocolate filled croissant. So delicious!! Great place, cool French... More 

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Menlo Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have patronized this establishment for 5 years now and have never had anything but pleasant experiences. International clientele (one can hear French, Russian and German any morning). Food is well-priced, morning pastries are delicious and the staff are quick and courteous. I avoid noon during school term as the credit card bearing students descent like birds coming in to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The food is always good at Douce France and you can eat outside on their terrace. The pastries are good and at least everything is consistent. It's great for quick stop.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've had a love affair with this restaurant for about ten years and visit it every year. The dining can be done either inside or out, but don't miss the opportunity to have your chocolate pastry and coffee outside and enjoy the California breeze. This is a place where memories are born. Choose from dozens of taste treats. It will... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We have dined here a number of times both for breakfast and lunch. There is both seating inside and also patio seating. The desserts here are very good. In addition, there are good breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Its one of our favorite places to dine in the Town and Country Shopping Center. It is popular however so the order line... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Nice place to get a quick bite, pastry or a whole dessert for a special occasion. But their hot chocolate is pretty weak. No whipped cream either.

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Stanford, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love coming here to get special pastries: fresh, beautiful and delicious! Will be heading there is an hour to buy some wonderful treats for a special event. Feel lucky to have this jewel in our neighborhood.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had the breakfast sandwich (ham/cheese on croissant). Fast friendly service and sandwich was excellent. Will return to try other pastries which looked delicious.

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Upon entry into this cozy shop and then .... first display case ... FANTASIA! My eyes saw a mind boggling display of; pastries, cakes, little & big, selection was unbelievable, and difficult to pull away to view the second display of: sandwiches (they will add/change contents to satisfy most customer requests) with tasty homemade breads, crepes, quiche, croissants, lots of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

fabulous breakfast pastries, delicious desserts and interesting lunches, this french bakery is a breath of fresh air in price and freshness from hotel breakfasts. In the middle of an open air shopping center, it is always busy, often crowded but filled with yummy additions to great coffees and teas.

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Additional Information about Douce France

Address: 855 El Camino Real #104, Palo Alto, CA CA 94301
Phone Number: 650.322.3601
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 855 El Camino Real #104, Palo Alto, CA CA 94301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650.322.3601

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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