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Dec 2, 2008 02:42 PM

breakfast in Palo Alto

I need a place for a breakfast meeting (only a handful of participants) in a few weeks in Palo Alto. I thought Maxine Cafe was what I was looking for, but there's closed on Mondays. I need something relatively low key, walking distance from the University Ave CalTrain station, open early on a Monday. Any suggestions?

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    1. lots of people seem to be using cafe epi for breakfast meetings. Clean modern look but low key.

      Palo Alto Creamery has been suggested - it's basically a really nice diner. Not a terrible choice, but depends on the vibe you want to project. Has a full breakfast menu, but the coffee's only OK

      Hobee's is a very common choice, not sure if you'd consider it a close enough walk to caltrain. The breakfasts are pretty danged good.

      University cafe is a good intermediate choice

      Poolside cafe in the Sheraton

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      1. Ken Zamen on University serves good breakfasts, with indoor and outdoor seating. If you can get a cab, Dinah's Motor Lodge has a wonderful pool area and outside (or inside) dining and big omelets. Its on El Camino, north of San Antonio.

        1. If you could switch Caltrain stops, I'd recommend Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. The food is excellent, terrific baked goods and egg dishes, and it's right across the street from Caltrain. I do not like The Creamery or Hobee's very much, but I'd drive a long way for Borrone's berry muffin.

          Cafe Borrone
          1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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          1. re: YSZ

            Cafe Borrone is excellent, has lots of outdoor tables, the coffee drinks are excellent. A small but perfect menu - everything is great.

            It's a good place for meetings - you'll see a few people with laptops pitching startups every morning.