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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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  • 7
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
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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
Good Desserts, Coffee Drinks, and Sandwiches

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Dubuque, Iowa
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183 reviews 183 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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764 restaurant reviews
1,406 helpful votes 1,406 helpful votes
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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320 reviews 320 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?