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Ann's Coffee Shop

American, Cafe, Diner
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772 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4514
+1 650-322-0043
06:30 - 16:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 16:00
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Menlo Park, California
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260 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Nothing special, but does its job. Standard coffee shop fare. Prices are reasonable but have gone up slightly recently.

Thank rzsandoval
Fort Worth
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255 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Good breakfast food, consistent from what you would expect if you went to your grandmother's for breakfast. eggs, breakfast meat, toast, pancakes, and waffles in numerous configurations. Booths are a little tight for four people, but overall a good breakfast choice in the area.

Thank Travelbum2005
San Francisco Bay Area
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

My dad used to love this place and the waitstaff treated him like an old friend. Family run, same servers for decades.

Thank Elizabeth247
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223 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

I had pancakes and side of bacon and both were just okay. I can see why locals enjoy coming here but the food I had wasn't good enough to return.

Thank Bigpenny34
Hong Kong, China
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361 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

The restaurant look like been here a long time, on the business card, Since 1946, still serving delicious meal the old fashion way, we all had a great breakfast here on Sunday, feature daily specials, everyone was satisfy with what they order, portion are big and price reasonable, we hardly finish it all, I had their famous hotcakes, great stuff,... More 

Thank hkvisitor1997
Menlo Park, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Everything about Ann's is old fashioned. The orange colored booths, the wall art from the 1970s, the fact that they only take cash, the friendly waitresses and the food. They serve what I would call typical American breakfast and lunch items. The coffee is weak and the food is good but not great. Still, sometimes that's just what we want... More 

Thank BClover84
San Francisco, California, United States
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

The fact that this old school, counter and pie type diner still exists, especially in Silicon Valley is a reason in itself to go. Just the Americana experience that you only see in the Mid West. If you are in the area and want to throwback to the 50's Go to Ann's. This is real, not fake.

Thank Elle S
Austin, Texas
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Walking on Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park .........walked into this place to have the best Rhubarb Pie that I remember. The environment has a town feel and food cooked home style....waitress was very kind and explained with details the menu content. - Thinking to come back to have their famous pancakes and Eggs Benedict !

Thank joseLuis_a_d
Nome, Alaska
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182 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

While the booths are most uncomfortable for a grown man, the food is consistenly good....particularly the breakfast/all day French toast and pancakes. Service is efficient and pleasant so I forgive the discomfort!

Thank Magellan008
Annandale, Virginia
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

How much can you say about a diner. I went to get a fast breakfast with coffee and that's what I got. The décor was a throwback to east coast diners from New Jersey. If you have ever been to one, you know what I mean. The coffee was good and hot. I had a combo 1 egg scrambled with... More 

Thank Paul D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 772 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-322-0043

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?