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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“hash browns” (18 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's good but typical. But I the lines are due to the small number of tables, rather than the food, IMO.

Thank suraimcfly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place - great food and service. Food it prepared carefully, and with excellent sides. Hashbrowns are wonderful. Omelets are done to perfection. Lunches have large portions.

Thank paulbeirne
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Joanie's offers indoor and outdoor seating, and a wide range of menu items - most of which are over-priced. We were seated quickly, and the server took our orders and delivered our food in a reasonable amount of time. However, I had ordered my burger...More

Thank Dave_in_Reno
Reviewed October 20, 2017

This is oine of our go-tos for offsite department lunches (6-10 people). Great breakfasts at all times they're open (breakfast/lunch). Very willing to specialize plates for picky eaters.

Thank Milpitas_traveller
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Joanie's has one of the best breakfasts in Palo Alto. Whether you like eggs and potatoes, omelets, pancakes, French toast or other options like oatmeal, the food is delicious and you'll be glad you went there. The service is friendly and prompt. They are so...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed October 7, 2017

This is a very cute and super busy breakfast restaurant! Large portions, tasty food, really nice place!

Thank ScottGregory2
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Fresh delicious food, good and service, generous portions. Joanie's is friendly, convenient and we return whenever we're in Palo Alto.

Thank HawaiiAlaska
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Went here for breakfast. Meal was good. Waiter was attentive and pleasant. Also have outside seating. Food comes hot out of kitchen.

Thank Marshall G
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

This is a great breakfast place! My Toscana Omlette with Zucchini, Onions and Tomatos toppt with Povolone Cheese and Pesto was delicicious. As European I'm not used to eat any kind of potatos with my breakfast. And normally, I don't order them. Today I thought...More

Thank Simone B
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Good has gotten way much better here, I will come back for the smoked salmon Benedict, quiet tasty. Unfortunately, servers and helpers in general act a bit too smart, they literally walk away as they talk... too bad! Not too busy but they manage to...More

1  Thank Hichem E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, 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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