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“yogurt breakfast, frozen desert” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fraiche Yogurt

Fraiche Yogurt
200 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-838-9819
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Ranked #11 of 313 restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Menlo Park, California
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133 restaurant reviews
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“yogurt breakfast, frozen desert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Frozen Yogurt has become such a trend - chemical extractors - that you're probably thinking you don't want to go here. Fraiche is different. The yogurt is actually made there, and has a distinctive sour tang of the real thing. Interestingly, it's good in the morning - just get a bowl of their homemade yogurt. The coffee should be better. It's good beans - Blue Bottle from Oakland - and a good machine, but the staff aren't well trained barristas because it's a yogurt place. You could do worse.

If you like more than a double espresso, watch out. They price a quad at about $6, because it's two doubles. Yikes!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Jose, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Possibly the best frozen yogurt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Amazingly delicious organic yogurt made in-house, with topping offerings such as mochi, fruit, homemade granola and hand-shaved Callebaut chocolate (which they will shave from a block right in front of you), among other toppings. I tend to get a "regular" (medium) of the "natural" (plain frozen yogurt) with 2 toppings for $5.50 pre-tax with a drizzle of honey (a free addition, if you would like honey on your fro-yo and know to ask). This past time when I was there (11/4/12), the frozen yogurts offered were: natural, chocolate, pumpkin, soy, and pomegranate. I've also had cookies 'n cream on a previous occasion which was delicious as well. Be warned though that Fraiche is a frozen yogurt shop offering products for a more refined palate; kids will not find the artificial flavors and bright colors they've come to expect from having fro-yo at other chains, although I have never known any child to turn down any kind of frozen confectionery delight.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great coffee and yogurt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

This place has the best yogurt and coffee. They have blue bottle coffee. And once you try their yogurt there is no going anywhere else

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USA
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Not your typical frozen yogurt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I have never been a fan of frozen yogurt, but after friends took me to Fraiche, I am now addicted! Fraiche is not trying to be ice cream. It's organic, has some tang & texture to it, and is not overly creamy. For those of us with a sweet tooth, you can add toppings like fresh fruit, fruit purees, nuts, granola, chocolate shavings, chocolate magic shell, etc. You will not find candy toppings here; all of theirs are real food. I usually get the natural flavor but have had some of the other flavors (some are seasonal), and they are all delicious. The only negative comment I have is that serving size is not always consistent.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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“Great place for coffee and yogurt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Their coffee is pretty good -> Blue Bottle Coffee. But the place in the city (SF) still makes it better.

Yogurt is great too... Home made, and seems less sugary than the other yogurt shops around. I definitely walk out here once a week for their coffee and yogurt.

Visited September 2012
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