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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” (13 reviews)
“hash browns” (20 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My notes on food and service still apply, but unfortunately Joanie's management decided to end dinner service when the owner opened another restaurant just two doors down the street. Very sad for those of us who loved Joanie's for dinner. But I still highly recommend...More

Thank Jeanie S
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

When traveling we really enjoy eating at a local place and this one did NOT disappoint. With the hostess calling out names in a calming and lyrical manner to the attentive staff down to the FULL portions...take a stop here to enjoy the food and...More

Thank Princess_Sondra
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

A lot of interesting options on the menu. Smoked salmon omlette and Mexican scramble were both great meals. Every bit was eaten. My kids both got French toast. The Hawian French toast with grilled bananas and pineapple was wonderful, however the cherries and berries French...More

Thank belindam
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

I am giving 2 stars because it seemed clean and staff was friendly. The sausage and bacon were burnt. The feta omlette was super bland, I added salsa which helped a bit. Only decent thing was fruit which came with the meal.

Thank Annie H
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Be prepared for long lines, especially during sunny weekends, but the truth is you won't find better place to eat tasty breakfast in the neighbourhood. There is a waiting list you should sign right after coming here. Crepes and Benedicts are exceptional, always fresh, warm...More

Thank Acidov
Reviewed January 3, 2018

We came here every day for a week while visiting Palo Alto recently: the meals are very well prepared and the service is great. While some may complain about the prices, being from New York means that we are not put off at all. I...More

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed November 9, 2017

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 November 9, 2017

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
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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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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