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Douce France

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

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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
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I am a coffee addict but not loving any Starbucks or similar .. I love enjoying the taste of mocha or latte and food is not bad too .. People who work their are really good .. And I miss having my morning coffee

Thank Lama79
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Note: this little joint is in a strip mall, and the outdoor seating is in the parking lot. But it's a very nice strip mall. . . . The restaurant is sort of cute enough (in a California way, NOT a French way) and the staff is at least efficient if not very friendly, but the food misses by a... More 

Thank EP1165
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The torsade was thick and greasy. The cappuccino was burnt and super expensive. The staff was not nice or helpful. Go elsewhere.

Thank blondechickma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank DF7132011
Menlo Park
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Sumac1937
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.

Thank lulupearl
Dubuque, Iowa
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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 

Thank Randy L
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank pgrey
Stanford, California
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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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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: French
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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?