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Cafe Brioche

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445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-326-8640
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had reservations for 14 people at a long table. The restaurant holds around 50 people maximum ,so you know we were crowded. The service was efficient and food arrived quickly and accurately for each of us. The menu was varied and everyone was satisfied with their selection. I felt as if I had been transported to New Orleans..baguettes, brioche,... More 

Thank wanroe
Raleigh, North Carolina
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175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had lunch here for the first time. Staff was very attentive, food was delicious. We both had the Croque Monsieur. Service was quick. We did have to hunt a bit for parking, but otherwise great lunch!

Thank JWO55
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Attentive service was only outdone by the high level of the tasty food! We went into this place because I didn't like looks of restaurant a few doors down the street.

Thank Goldielochs1
Palo Alto, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We are doubters about restaurants claiming regional identities. Most don't make the grade. But there is a slice of excellence in Palo Alto. Cafe Brioche has been here for a long time. So it's nothing new, but we get to most of the new spots as the open in PA area. Most are forgettable - and often gone a year... More 

Thank antlergirl
Mountain View, California
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I mean, it was lovely to sit outside under the umbrellas. The service was ok... The food was, well, OK? For $40 we had 2 salads and shared the french onion soup. First they delivered our neighbors salads to our table. Honest mistake, no problem, except we ordered 1st. Then they took the food, walked a few steps away and... More 

Thank Danit B
Woodside, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife and I stopped in at the last minute on a Sunday evening. There were tables available, and we sat outside. We both had a flight of wines which were quite nice and very reasonable. We shared a Caesar Salad, and the kitchen split it onto two separate plates without us asking. My wife had a special fish dish... More 

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San Jose, California
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403 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It's become difficult to find a comfortable dining experience somewhere in between the chain restaurant fare and the very pricey options in Palo Alto. When did entrees start costing $35 at the "low end"? Added to this many restaurants are just too noisy these days to have a conversation. We tried Cafe Brioche this week to see if this might... More 

Thank gosaka
san francisco
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230 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on a busy Saturday. We were seated right away. There was a line, but there were only two in our party. We ordered the croq monsier sandwich. It comes with a salad or fries. The sandwich was good. It is on the small side, but was plenty for lunch. The service is a little slow,... More 

Thank SanFranciscoMom
Palo Alto, California
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

almost a hole in the wall! many people don't know about café brioche. the food is well prepared and the service was excellent. all 3 of us had a fish dish. one of the best salmon dishes I have ever had. wine list surprisingly good. surprisingly the restaurant was quiet enough that we could have a good conversation.

Thank asbowers
Kent, Washington
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We stopped in on a Saturday morning for brunch shortly after they opened (about 9 am). We were the 2nd table of guests and asked to sit outside. Our server was friendly and the water and coffee were always being refilled. We ordered 2 different types of brioche french toast and an order of eggs benedict. The food took quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-8640

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