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Joanie's Cafe

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405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-6505
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good47%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“hash browns” (16 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 2:30 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed yesterday

I love good breakfast places, who doesn't?? Anyhow this is a lovely spot to enjoy a hearty meal at a good price.

Thank 4JMP
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife thought her corned beef hash was the best she has eaten and my smoked salmon omelette was perfect.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on California Ave this cute cafe serves enormous tasty breakfasts. Fun for people watching as well. There is outdoor seating that is nice when it's not too hot. The staff was very friendly.

Thank HPNY_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expect to wait for a table if you arrive on a Saturday morning -- early afternoon. The place was full and it looked to be quite a line of those waiting, but we were seated within about 10 min. Our food was wonderful. Our server...More

Thank blairs4him4ever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family stopped here for breakfast on our way to Santa Cruz. Excellent food. We had Mexican omelets, vegetable scramble. Excellent food and service.

Thank mmuller7753
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the chance to eat at Joanie's Cafe at the beginning for June for breakfast one Saturday morning. Despite the long wait for the table, I enjoyed my meal there. The staff was very nice and attentive and the food was fantastic. I would...More

Thank Monique M
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious but table service was quite rough - coffee poured and overflowed onto table and then walked away. Plate dropped on table and waiters just a bit run off their feet. All that said, breakfast was very good.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Really fast and friendly service. The place is quite small and fills up quickly. We got here about 11:40 and were glad we did because there wasn't any seating by noon. Nice breakfast and lunch options. My husband had the chorizo omelet and hasbrowns. I...More

Thank Kay K
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Delectable omelette. Fun specials. Tasty coffee. I like that a bowl of fruit (so fresh) is served with most all breakfasts

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Having been in Palo Alto for 5 months I discovered this gem early on. The omelettes are great, coffee bottomless and service spot on. Be warned you usually have to wait...but worth it very popular with the locals. Menu is varied, highly recommend the breakfasts....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-6505
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