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Calafia Cafe

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855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Palo Alto, California
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is owned by a former Google chef. The cuisine is new American/Californian. I patronize this business from time to time, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is always refreshing. Service is attentive and the ambience trendy, but the noise level is quite high. Great place to gather with friends and family, but perhaps not the best for... More 

Thank doggieluver
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Have eaten there 3 times with groups from Stanford. Like the duck dumpling and Korean chicken appetizers. Always have the Vegan LovePlate as main to complement the non veggie appetizer - a creative varying selection. Nice wines by the glass and good beer selection,

Thank Urban-cyclist
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We ate here the last time we were in Palo Alto and when we started to plan this trip, the first thing my daughter said was, "We have to eat at Calafia."

Thank Tona M
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We were mourning the loss of Scott's Seafood restaurant, but needed to eat. We were in the shopping plaza and went to Mayfair Cafe where we had previously gone for brunch. The service was non existent. 15 minutes after our water was served we left, After leaving, our waiter followed us out with water for an outside table - he... More 

Thank travlingmama
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch while on a visit to nearby SF. We were seated quickly outside. Menu was very easy to navigate and understand. Server answered questions and our salads came very quickly. Food was above average, very healthy yet flavorful choices. Later in the evening when we were looking for a dinner place we commented that we wished we... More 

Thank 2parks13
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

While this restaurant had good food, it was severely overpriced. I ate here for brunch after deciding I did not want to wait an hour and a half to be seated at Mayfair Cafe. I was impressed with the number of vegetarian and vegan choices and the ingredients were fresh. However, the quality of the restaurant did not match their... More 

Thank GemmaKR13
Redwood City, California
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

I love this restaurant and look forward to trying something new every time I go. Dishes are creative with good choices for vegetarians. Try this place when you want to surprise your palate.

Thank Kate197065
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I've enjoyed coming here ever since it first opened. One of the best restaurants with a diverse and healthy menu and an excellent juice/smoothie selection (Facebook Freeze is a MUST) Have ordered from both the meat-eaters and plant-eaters menu and equally as yummy and filling with interesting and complex flavors. Great food in an unpretentious atmosphere, do not miss this... More 

Thank Lexy M
Gardnerville, Nevada
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166 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We went here for brunch on Sunday afternoon. It was busy, but we got in within 15 minutes. We had a tiny table on the patio in the sun. It was REALLY hot, but it was easier for us with a baby stroller. We had very good service! I had the crab cakes with a lovely salad, my son had... More 

Thank Michele L
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271 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

we had lunch. the food was very good and so ere the drinks. the place is lively a bit like a market and wide selection of original dishes

Thank couple59060

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-322-9200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?