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Calafia Cafe

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855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
11:00 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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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with friends at 25th reunion. Had odd mix of meat eaters and vegans. None were disappointed. All the food handmade including the condiments. I had the squash gnocchi, delicious and my vegan friend raved about the vegan burger. The desserts of the the apple fritter and banana split were phenomenal. We also tried the vegan ice cream, ugh,... More 

Thank Orthocincy
Leuven, Belgium
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217 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for a beer or snack on a Stanford football Saturday. Located just across El Camino from Stanford and next to Palo Alto/Gunn High School (parking on game days!).

Thank platinumcitytrip
Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to eat in Palo Alto if you are vegan or if you have a group that has all types of eaters. They have a menu that on one side is for 'plant eaters' and the other is for 'meat eaters.' I had the Lexi Lentil bowl and it was super fantastic! Bustling place for lunch but... More 

Thank Tony K
County Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Ok so this was apparently steve jobs favorite place to eat, there is a signed picture of him over his favorite seat. Im guessing he had a strange taste in food, this really wasnt for me. I can understand that it has a very good vegetarian menu though, i should go back and try something different i guess.

Thank james o
Leesburg, Virginia
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I have eaten here several times and find the food tasty, the service accommodating to kids and others. There's even an electronic game selection for the kids at the table. The food is fresh and delicious. You can eat indpside ir out. It is in a shopping center with so much to offer - Toy store, Trader Joes, book store,... More 

Thank Katherine D
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Interesting menu with lots of good sounding dishes. They clearly use great ingredients. Yet the food does not have much character. We had a meaty, and pretty good crab soup. The mushroom tacos were a very pungent mushroom with a contrasting sauce (maybe it was called an Aoili), that did not make much sense. My Curry had great ingredients, but... More 

Thank metazorro
Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Had brunch here after the recommended spot had a very long wait time. Great service, excellent food. I had the Calafia Breakfast, the chicken sausage was very good. Spouse says to get the fresh-squeezed apple juice.

Thank mike B
Lake Forest, California
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147 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Visited for a quick late afternoon bite and drinks. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. The lettuce wraps were great but the pork sticky buns were more fat than meat. The chicken curry was ok but not great.

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in with my daughter for dessert on a Saturday night and was greeted by a few friendly woman and seated promptly. Our server was very nice and had good recommendations for dessert, all of which looked amazing! Actual food service took a little longer but it was a very good dessert and we left happy.

Thank Heather4W
Palo Alto, California
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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?