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101 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1613
+1 650-321-2161
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
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Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

After a late lunch we came here and enjoyed their ice coffee monitor and tenor coffee. We were very happy we brought a bag of specialty coffee to enjoy from home. Plenty of seats inside and outside this corner cafe. Easy to walk to from anywhere downtown Palo alto.

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Thank Manny L
Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We come to Palo Alto twice a year for soccer and always have to stop at Philz for a great cup of coffee, so much better than the chain coffee shops.

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Thank Jeff M
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Went to Philz coffee with family that live in the area when visiting and can safely say it's the best coffee I've ever had!!! It doesn't taste anything like the burnt bitter awful aftertaste coffee you get from the 2 main chain coffees known all over the world. This is drip filtered, smooth and just the way you'd want coffee... More 

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Thank Sailesh M
New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Annoying long line in the morning, but man-oh-man, the coffee is wonderful. If you can stomach your fellow self-important clientele and the wait, the baristas know what they're doing and will reward you with a good pour-over. (No espresso, but who cares when the coffee is this fresh and good.)

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Thank Fairfielder-1
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Really loved the vibe of the place--you pick from a couple dozen coffee types/roasts and then they brew it fresh for you in single-serving size. I had one of their darkest blends black and it was jet black and just perfect. I need to invest in Philz.

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Thank SCalCanz
Cupertino
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

This place is better than Starbucks or Peets. They brew each cup individually and have unique flavors in coffee. It is fresh and crisp! The prices are perfect and the people here are friendly! It is a little hipster for my taste in terms of the hangout place, but I just swing in to grab what I need and go.... More 

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Thank Samantha C
Worthington, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Excellent iced coffees and very friendly service. Good pricing and nice selection. Can't get frozen drinks because of handmade process, but good option to larger chains.

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Thank Michelle C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Philz serves so many different types of coffee that it becomes difficult to choose one! A very nice lounge, you can sit and have a good business conversation while you enjoy a differentiated coffee!

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Thank Asif A
Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a friendly, busy place with MANY different types of coffee. The board lists the flavors found in each type (nutty, honey, clove, berry, earthy, etc). If you want a more flavorful cup of coffee than Starbucks has to offer, this is a great place to go. Peet's also has great coffee, but you don't get to choose your... More 

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Thank Wanderdogs
Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Haven't had a cup this good in a long time. If you haven't tried a single brew your are missing out. Only available in Bay Area and LA for now, try it. You won't be disappointed. My dark roast, Jacob's Wonderbar, was so good, no bitterness, or aftertaste.

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Thank Jeff M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-321-2161

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