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Cool Cafe

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328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305-5006
+1 650-725-4758
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good61%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305-5006
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

My family was at Stanford for an undergraduate tour, but we arrived an hour early and wanted to grab lunch on campus. The student that check us in at the visitor center said Cool Cafe was the better food on campus. The kitchen was being...More

Thank Dexter7778
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Liked Cool Cafe with organic, healthy offerings. I loved the tasty mushroom soup and roasted sweet potato salad. Chicken sandwiches were deemed good by kids, and vegetarians enjoyed the salads. Indoor/outdoor seating. Modern decor. Slightly expensive, but given the museum setting, and organic offerings, in...More

Thank Been2Bagan
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Coffee was alright. The cappuccino was the right size at least, the latte was a bowl of coffee. Modern looking cafe, food options seemed good, but we just had the coffees and a chocolate chip cookie, which was pretty good. The location in the museum...More

Thank pjbwilson
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is a great place to refresh and refuel during your visit to the Stanford Campus and Cantor Art Center.

Thank Rokky35
Reviewed November 27, 2016

This lunch bar has a small delicious food selection - burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads that will soothe your hungry tummy and delight your palate with their tastes. Good before or after your tour of the Cantor Arts Center where it is housed.

Thank Bob2U2
Reviewed November 10, 2016

After visiting the campus , we wanted to relax before going to see the museum . Cool Cafe was a perfect place to recharge our batteries. We enjoyed mushroom burger . We wished to have coffee latte but the machine was not functioning . We...More

Thank Mussooriewala
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Nearly every person who visits us here in Palo Alto is taken to the Stanford Art Museum and a lunch at the Cool Cafe. Their food is fantastic (check out their sister restaurant in Menlo Park for something more upscale!). Their salads are probably the...More

Thank floridaangie
Reviewed July 2, 2016

The cafe offered wonderful sandwiches on fresh baguette rolls. Portion size was more on the generous side. The ham and cheddar was delicious with its honey tapenade. The chicken sandwich was had thick-cut bacon and really quite tasty. The soup special was shitake mushroom with...More

Thank Kris S
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Cool Cafe is located in the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford and with a locally-sourced, organic menu is really a delight for a casual lunch. The location and art-rich setting is what makes this cafe special. It is located at the back of the museum,...More

Thank patientcat
Reviewed April 25, 2016

When this place opened it was great. Now the food is just average. Yesterday I had a Latte, that barely tasted like coffee. The chicken salad is still pretty reliable, but something is missing...maybe the missing ingredient is Jesse Cool's passion for food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305-5006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Stanford
  • Phone Number: +1 650-725-4758
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