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breakfast in Palo Alto

cedichou Dec 2, 2008 02:42 PM

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?

  1. Shane Greenwood Dec 2, 2008 03:20 PM


    1. bbulkow Dec 2, 2008 05:35 PM

      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. re: bbulkow
        cedichou Dec 3, 2008 08:41 AM

        Thanks for the info!

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        lapster Dec 3, 2008 07:24 PM

        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.

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          YSZ Dec 4, 2008 08:59 AM

          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
            bbulkow Dec 4, 2008 05:17 PM

            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.

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