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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

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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic pasteries!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
BonBrit123
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Stanford, California
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Stanford, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Pleasanton, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Arrived at Douce about 8 in the morning and it was packed. There was a line which we only waited 5 minutes despite the amount of customers. The service was great;they recommended which desserts or bakery items they enjoyed. The only problem is that they don't have a name or price tag below the desserts, so you don't know what... More 

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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Their traditional French pastries look just like the bakery website photos! All pastries and breads are baked daily at both the Palo Alto Cafe and at the Redwood City Bakery. Some items are transported daily from Redwood City to Palo Alto. Portions are slightly smaller, but ingredients are high quality and bursting with flavor: fresh fruits & berries, almond, cream,... More 

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Woodside, California
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61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We love Douce France, and so does everyone else! This place can get very busy, but it's worth the wait. They have expanded the menu with hot lunch/brunch offerings. I love their new omlettes. The cuisine is very French, and with the updated menu, there are now options for gluten-free eaters. Of course, they still offer their famous pasteries and... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews 141 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Popular place in Town and Country Village shopping center. Croque Madame was only ok. Side salads were tasty. Crepes were eh. Vegetable lasagna was good. The menu had good variety. I just thought the execution could be a little better.

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Paris, France
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215 reviews 215 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My parents swear by this place. They go their every day. There's a barrista named Armando: make sure HE makes your coffee. Also: sit outside if you can, because inside it can get LOUD. Delightful staff.

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Vienna, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

At seven a.m. the chocolate is still dripping on these amazing croissants. One of these and a caffe latte...perfect.

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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?