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“The holy grail of coffee”
Review of Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee
Ranked #4 of 14 Coffee & Tea in Palo Alto
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Province of Rome, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The holy grail of coffee”
Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

What a treat. This location jam-packed with students on the Mac books is a must visit spot. Order from a well versed enthusiastic person at the bar and then go pay by the bakery display. Order some cookie or fresh treat brought in daily. The Jamaican Blue mountain at $10 a glass is a splurge that is actually worth it.

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English first
Palo Alto, California
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Palo Alto's Philz coffee shop is boiling with life”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

I really mean it when I say Palo Alto's Philz coffee shop is boiling with life. Packed with young people, mostly working with tech companies, chat and sip their hand made hot drinks.

Philz makes your drink in front of you by hand. The coffee is ground, hot water and some spices are added while you chat with your barista. Then enjoy your drink indoor or elsewhere.

Usually on Friday evenings you can watch live music in this place. Keep in mind if you are looking for a quiet place, this will not be your coffee shop.

  • Visited July 2013
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Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place for coffee drinker”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

My wife drag me into this place, and I was pleasantly surprised. Very impressed with the staff. During our one week stay in Palo Alto, my family visited Philz 5 times, and it's that good. The mint ice coffee prepared by Quinn was awesome under the scorching sun. Try to avoid morning/lunch rush hours, because you maybe standing in line for 8-15 minutes.

  • Visited July 2013
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Port Saint John, Florida, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Best coffee in Palo Alto”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Freshly roasted, ground and brewed, fantastic! Good variety and nice seating inside and out. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Coffee worth it's reputation”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

I'm a convert. It only took one visit, and I can't wait to be back. Philz really is amazing coffee, the best in the Bay area that I've had so far. One cup at a time really does produce a fresh brew, exactly to your liking. Plus my friend let me taste his gingersnap iced coffee, so smooth! Daily morning stop, here I come!

  • Visited May 2013
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