Café Venetia

419 University Ave (btw Waverley St. & Kipling St.), Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
Hours:
Closed until 8:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 7:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

We are craftsmen working with the very best ingredients to produce high quality coffee drinks, complete with artfully designed presentation and excellent service.

8.4/10

Based on 195 votes

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  • good for a late night
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  • outdoor seating
  • good for a quick meal
  • mousse
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  • soy drinks
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  • Noam "N.G." G.

    My fav coffeeshop in palo alto. Meetings there now.

    Noam "N.G." Gordon · July 6, 2009
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  • Peter R.

    Get their thick milk-based hot chocolate. It's incredibly rich and more like pudding than a drink!

    Peter Robinett · August 26, 2009
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  • Kara M.

    Get one of the hot chocolates...they're rich, super thick and ridiculously good. Read more

    Kara McCain · January 11, 2010
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  • Travis K.

    Best cappuccino in Palo Alto. Real Italian. Skip starbucks and come here.

    Travis Katz · March 22, 2010
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  • Chris M.

    Now called Cafe Venetia because the del Doge owner didn't want to expand, but the franchise owner did! Coffee's still from Italy and roasted by the same person.

    Chris Messina · July 9, 2011
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  • Gilad S.

    Their cappuccinos are so good! Not too much foam and poured in a way that mixes with the crema.

    Gilad Salmon · January 3, 2010
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  • Mbwana A.

    best night coffee place- great music

    Mbwana Alliy · October 29, 2009
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  • Jackie B.

    Grab a panino, single origin latte, and head to the tables upstairs for a quiet meal.

    Jackie Bavaro · October 3, 2010
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  • Grace K.

    Internet variable

    Grace Ko · February 9, 2010
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  • Omer Z.

    Get one of the thick chocolate espressos. It's halfway between an espresso and chocolate mousse.

    Omer Zach · May 21, 2012
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  • Nimisha

    They have Slow Food coffee and incredible chocolate based drinks that are like pudding.

    Nimisha · January 5, 2012
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  • Vikas V.

    Don't try to use the Foursquare-Bump auto checkin.. It doesn't work! My friend almost broke her knuckles trying to bump. Jk

    Vikas Vadlapatla · September 21, 2011
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  • Aarthi R.

    Try the hot chocolate with espresso (substituted for milk). Very strong!

    Aarthi R · August 25, 2011
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  • Leo P.

    The French press is just as impressive as the espresso. Order only if u feel like sharing. Quite a lot if coffee for one to finish

    Leo Park · June 7, 2011
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  • David H.

    They make their coffee with care, running a timer with French press for example. You might wait a few extra seconds but it'll taste perfect.

    David Harris · November 17, 2010
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  • Niels J.

    If you are going to come inside for an hour, why don't you leave your dog at home rather than ties up in the entrance walkway? Thank you!

    Niels Joubert · September 26, 2010
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  • Ingrid P.

    Buy a bottle of wine from them and get some nuts/olives. Sit upstairs, sip, enjoy..... (grab an awesome capuccino after.

    Ingrid Pinheiro · December 17, 2009
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  • Chris V.

    Great place to get your fill of coffee and techbro talk

    Chris Verghese · December 3, 2014
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  • Simon J.

    They got soy milk and know how to not burn it for your cappuccino.

    Simon Josefsson · November 5, 2014
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  • Lior G.

    Best coffee in Palo Alto. Hands down.

    Lior Gonnen · August 18, 2014
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  • holydevil

    Enough said, order the cappuccino.

    holydevil · August 11, 2014
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  • Dmitry P.

    Awesome drinking chocolate! Best recommended :)

    Dmitry Pupkov · August 10, 2014
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  • Rohini J.

    Bomb of a latte!

    Rohini Jalan · December 29, 2013
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  • Cagdas V.

    Loved their coffee selection!

    Cagdas Varel · December 8, 2013
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  • Shweta A.

    Great coffee and ambience !!!

    Shweta Agarwal · November 26, 2013
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  • Janet

    Friendly morning baristas an cashier.

    Janet · November 15, 2013
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  • Ariana F.

    For $2.00 you get a perfect cup o' Joe. If you're feeling like you need to clog an artery, try the creamy Venetian hot chocolate. It's a bit like mousse but served in a cup and you don't get a spoon.

    Ariana Faustini · July 16, 2013
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  • Greg V.

    Delicious and photogenic Café Mocha

    Greg V · July 5, 2013
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  • Ori S.

    I liked it. There is room upstairs, and its not as crowded as copa caffe down the street

    Ori Shadmon · June 26, 2013
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  • Farshid K.

    Gourmet coffee n desserts, small italian wine selection, with complimentary savory bites on fridays! Cool cafe.

    Farshid Ketabchi · June 8, 2013
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  • Spencer S.

    Delicious, thick, creamy hot chocolate. Best hot chocolate in at least a 25 mile radius.

    Spencer Schoeben · January 1, 2013
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  • Tony T.

    Greatest mocha in the bay area! Notes of clean dark chocolate flavor in a very viscous concoction. My absolute favorite!

    Tony Tantillo · November 9, 2012
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  • Craig M.

    Service has gone down significantly in past six months. Once was best in pa.

    Craig Mod · August 12, 2012
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  • Alastair G.

    Nice place to take a date. She said the mocha was tasty.

    Alastair Goldfisher · December 30, 2011
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  • Anthony M.

    Best Cappuccino hands down. A piece of art and great blend of milk and espresso. Will be there this morning for my weekend delight.

    Anthony Martin · November 14, 2010
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  • Oleg R.

    Best coffee and cappuccino on university!

    Oleg R · 1 week ago
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  • Pamela C.

    Hands down best cappuccino on the Peninsula. Authentic Italian espresso.

    Pamela Chun · 3 weeks ago
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  • Jeff B.

    Fancy hot chocolate

    Jeff Bowen · January 27
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  • Mrunal P.

    Awesome tiramisu. Yummm.

    Mrunal Parikh · December 21, 2014
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  • Veronica N.

    Al organic red wines.

    Veronica Neiman · December 14, 2014
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  • Ariel Z.

    Mousse espresso

    Ariel Zach · December 7, 2014
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  • Pavel S.

    Delicious coffee.

    Pavel Sirotin · October 31, 2014
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  • William W.

    They turn Wi-Fi off on weekends, only found this out after ordering and sitting down. Such a bad decision made since I searched Wi-Fi cafe on yelp, and this place was list number one.

    William Wang · October 18, 2014
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  • Shu U.

    my favorite cafe in Palo Alto. open late.

    Shu Uesugi · October 4, 2014
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  • Leigh K.

    Cafe Macchiato & pizette.

    Leigh Klotz · September 21, 2014
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  • Ashley Y.

    Lovely hot chocolate (Italian style so it's quite thick). Their soy matcha shake is good too.

    Ashley Yue · August 28, 2014
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  • Eszter V.

    Fab outdoor seats, the quiche with a latte was perfect:)! Love the place!!!

    Eszter Varga · August 13, 2014
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  • Arthur L.

    finally, some REAL hot chocolate. reminds me of the cafés in Italy

    Arthur Lee · August 13, 2014
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  • Christie M.

    Amazing Hot Chocolate!!! Thick, rich....delicious.

    Christie Ma · August 11, 2014
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  • Matt Y.

    Coffee is great. So is the macha soy drink.

    Matt Yip · August 6, 2014
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