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Franklin Street Cafe

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1053 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063-1632
(650) 366-3322
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Oro Valley, Arizona, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had 6 people...Sat outside, it was easier for conversation. The facility is small, located in a shopping center right next to Cal-Train. You order at the main counter, and the menu was nice. We had six different dishes, and everyone was pleased. The service was average. Good food... Good company.... But poor surroundings.

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Thank Gobadgers42
Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for over 15 years and it is still a winner. Had a wonderful brunch here with my husband. Very friendly service and hearty portions. Clientele also very friendly. Just a cool neighborhood place!

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Thank TravelinMom_fromCA
Concord, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I was on CalTrain nearing my stop and I was hoping to grab a cup of coffee. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw "Franklin Cafe". I got a double latte - delicious and I was able to get a something with meat (yay!). My cheeseburger not only came with French fries but with a side salad as well. Score... More 

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Thank AnonymousPurveyor
Burlingame, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Short girl who works as a server has a really bad attitude. On 9/9/2015 I was met at the counter by a very belligerent little server. Looks down her nose at the customer and with a very smart mouth and rolling the eyes she tells the customer there manager is to busy to talk to customers. Your kidding, right? Then... More 

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Redwood City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The way it works here you line up and order from a counter and then someone delivers the meal to you. The food is generally okay and pleasant but nothing special. Sometimes they get it wrong, like a poached egg is more like a hardboiled egg, if you bring it to ther attention they make the change. The potatoes they... More 

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Thank Acsah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I agree with the others--great place for a pre-farmer's market breakfast! The sandwiches and salads are wonderful--ripe delicious tomatoes, good quality breads and sandwich rolls and the fries have a good crisp to them. We also get take-out here, which is handled efficiently. My only criticism is that the "cheesy bread"seems a misnomer. I expected gooey, melted cheese and instead... More 

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Thank Tretower424
Woodside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

While awaiting work on our car one morning, we walked the area looking for a place to have breakfast. Came to Sequoia Center in Redwood City, and Franklin Street Café, in that Center. The rather traditional bacon, eggs, pan-fried potatoes, English muffin and coffee were quite nice, except for the potatoes, which were greasy. The place is pleasant, quiet and... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

While visiting Redwood City, I stumbled across this cafe since I was staying at a hotel across the street. I love their breakfast!

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Thank Kristina J
San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I've been dining here several times a month for the past 8 years. It's one of the best places in Redwood City, great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is always good and the staff friendly and efficient. The daily specials are always worth a look and the cappuccinos are better and less expensive than the nearby Starbucks. Perfect... More 

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My husband goes fairly frequently and loves it. I went a couple of months ago. It is a cafe-looking restaurant. Sit-down meals, nice atmosphere and friendly, attentive service. It overlooks the Amtrack (you are at the Sequoia Station in Redwood City), but if that doesn't bother you - it's fine with me. Lots of people watching. But getting to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1053 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063-1632
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: (650) 366-3322

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