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“Fantastic yogurt with great toppings” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fraiche Yogurt

Fraiche Yogurt
200 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-838-9819
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Ranked #36 of 315 restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Fantastic yogurt with great toppings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Fraiche makes great yogurt in house. The frozen favors are excellent: the natural is tangy, the chocolate is not to sweet, and the seasonal favors -- e.g. pomegranate or pumpkin manage to fuse the tang and the special flavor. The only version I've ever not liked was the organic oreo which was *way* too sweet. And the non frozen us terric as well, with a great thick consistency. The toppings are very well done. Try the fruit purées, especially the ollalieberry. And the oatmeal (steel cut slow cooked) with yogurt and toppings is a full day full stomach treat.

Fraiche is alo the source in Palo alto for Blue Bottle Coffee, which people swear by.

Finally, if you're mobile, the Fraiche location on Stanford's campus at Tressider us a little cheaper.

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English first
Menlo Park, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“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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San Jose, CA
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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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Palo Alto
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3 restaurant reviews
“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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18 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“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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