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381 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1830
+1 650-321-3234
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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Palo Alto, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is my "go to" place for birthday cakes. For my husband I got a raspberry mouse cake...I have never tasted anything like it. Fresh , sweet and divine!...I could even kid myself that because its made from raspberries it was not fattening...haha. Their chocolate,mocha cake was delicious too. I am so glad I have to drive form southPalo Alto... More 

Thank TeresaTeaLady
San Francisco, California
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a wonderful bakery with a full assortment of sweet pastries, as well as fresh baked breads, sandwiches etc. Not too crazy about their coffee. But overall, a nice place and good value.

Thank Roohi R
Huntsville, Alabama
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The tables outside were a good place for us to sit & visit & watch the local color. We had coffee, lemonade & sandwiches & crossiants. Very pleasant. Service was exceptional.

Thank PiaS12345
Santa Clara, California
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399 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This place has a larger variety of desserts and baked goods than lunch. I had their lentil soup. It was grainy but I still liked it. The eggsalad sandwich was good except I asked for mustard on both sides instead of Mayo. When it came there was no mustard or mayo and dry on both sides. So, it turned out... More 

Thank Squeekie
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240 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Today was our second stop at the Palo Alto Baking Company. Yesterday it was for a simple coffee and a pastry. Today it was lunch with a sandwich. The bakery case is full of goodies and there is a decent selection of coffees. You may get soup, a sandwich or a variety of other goodies. Today they were wrapping special... More 

Thank Charles S
Palo Alto, California
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

PA Baking Company has freshly baked goods ranging from seasonal cakes, cookies and pies to breads and specialty items. it is getting close to hot cross bun season (for spring/Easter) and they are the best in town. I also recommend their croissants as a special treat with fresh brewed coffee.

Thank bensmom59
Menlo Park, California
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161 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

We went here, 6 of us total, for a Saturday lunch. The lunch options were standard, service was quick, and the eating area was busy but not packed. I'd go back, but there are other places nearby that are only more intriguing because I haven't been there before.

Thank Hunter L
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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1,666 reviews
958 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Open early in the morning, this bakery makes a good stop for a coffee and pastry for breakfast. It has a very large selection of cakes, pastries and breads. Throughout the day, food is available with seating indoors and out and free Wi-Fi is available here. Cakes come in an incredible range of shapes and sizes and can be made... More 

Thank profjoypc
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I love cake and it takes a lot to make me throw it out. I bought three different slices. The first was dry and bitter with no depth of flavor, the second wasn't any better and I threw it and the third out. There are so many better places to try if you want cake.

Thank Nancy7227

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-321-3234

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