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Bistro Maxine

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548 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1709
+1 650-323-1815
09:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Palo Alto, California
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

11/17/2016, decided to go here day after our anniversary. I enjoy this area of Palo Alto, for the walking and people watching. Parking not much of a problem, as it was after 1100 hrs, on a Thursday. There is also parking behind City Hall, a very short walk away. I saw several spots open up right in front of the... More 

Thank sirmeandt
Santa Cruz, California
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great savory and sweet fare. Try the spiced hot chocolate! The plain crepe with sugar and butter is a favorite.

San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant no less than 15 times this past year. They recognize us, I have had various conversations with the owner and we always say hello to kitchen staff. The crepes are nice, both savory and sweet, and my teenage boys (16 & 18) like the paninis, BUT service is consistently slow. As in you might... More 

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Mountain View, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Bistro Maxine is a french restaurant with a flavorful selection of assorted breakfast dishes (déjeuner), savory crêpes + salads, and a tasteful grouping of beverages ranging from espresso + hot cocoa, to wines + champaign, to ciders + flavored syrups, to fresh squeezed juice. It's perfect if you're looking for the feel a small downtown cafe, and a delicious meal... More 

Thank Rascadas
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the nearby Cardinal Hotel. Came here for breakfasts and loved it. Best and most central location. Great breakfast and coffee with French flare. U could even have a beer or wine on tap. Just such a friendly and casual place to come. Recommend it to anyone!

Thank RossJai
Santa Clara, California
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205 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Serving classic european crepes we are delighted that they just expanded to 3 time as many tables. Good anytime.

Thank Breakfast-42D2
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This was a nice restaurant and is just next to the Cardinal Hotel. If you are staying at the Cardinal, don't forget to ask for a discount coupon which includes either juice or coffee for free. Breakfast was ok. Don't expect anything fancy.

Thank Traveller-PC
Palo Alto, California
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

on a long walk to see what was gong on in down town palo alto,we stopped to check this new place out and have a cappuccino.. our best intentions were overcome by a very interesting menu. my friend had pancakes and I had bacon and eggs. both were wonderful- as was the coffee. the service is surprisingly good and efficient.... More 

Thank asbowers
Nairobi, Kenya
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I had all my breakfast at this small but great place. I liked to the service and the menu. Breakfast was always fast and efficient.

Thank JeffOtieno
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The banana nutella crepe is good. This is the first time I had coffee in a bowl. Interesting! The place is very cozy and comfortable.

Thank Jennifer T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 548 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-1815

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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?