Café Venetia

Coffee Shop and Café
419 University Ave (btw Waverley St. & Kipling St.), Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
Hours:
Closed until 7:00 AM tomorrow (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
Drinks:
Wine
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.

8.1/10

Based on 206 votes

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  • thick
  • hot chocolate
  • café
  • wine
  • great value
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • good for a quick meal
  • tea
  • outdoor seating
  • good service
  • desserts
  • good for dates
  • mousse
  • tiramisu
  • quiches
  • trendy
  • martinis
  • casual
  • pudding
  • Sherry L.

    Lots of coffee and tea options

    Sherry Li · April 6
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  • Quoc L.

    Love the japanese tea.

    Quoc Le · March 23
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  • Oleg R.

    Best coffee and cappuccino on university!

    Oleg R · February 17
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  • Pamela C.

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

    Pamela Chun · February 1
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lior G.

    Best coffee in Palo Alto. Hands down.

    Lior Gonnen · August 18, 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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  • 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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  • Matt Y.

    Coffee is great. So is the macha soy drink.

    Matt Yip · August 6, 2014
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  • Sally S.

    Great place

    Sally Star · August 5, 2014
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  • Elaine

    Really unfriendly service but good coffee.

    Elaine · July 27, 2014
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  • Alyssa F.

    Great coffee and awesome wine tastings as well! Grab a seat outside for some DTPA people watching.

    Alyssa Foote · July 16, 2014
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  • Elaine L.

    Good wifi, excellent coffee and desserts. Also - in summer get their Limonate - it's like a v2.0 of an Arnold Palmer.

    Elaine Low · June 3, 2014
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  • Henry W.

    Guys behind the counter can be kinda snarky and snobilicious.

    Henry Wu · May 10, 2014
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  • E S.

    No wifi during the weekends....? :(

    E Song · February 16, 2014
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  • Lancer K.

    Ask to see their single origin ground coffee sampler so you can smell and decide what you're interested in trying.

    Lancer Kind · January 11, 2014
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  • Lancer K.

    As a Seattle coffee snob, their coffee service is excellent. Barista Nico is extremely knowledgable and will take great care of you!

    Lancer Kind · January 11, 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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  • Emilio D.

    Great wifi

    Emilio Disanluciano · November 26, 2013
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  • Janet

    Friendly morning baristas an cashier.

    Janet · November 15, 2013
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  • Linh H.

    They don't provide wifi on the weekends :/

    Linh Hoang · November 3, 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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  • Sam C.

    Pretty crowded, just remember there is seating upstairs! Great selection of teas as well.

    Sam Chen · 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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  • Priya S.

    It's all about the hot chocolate with extra cream! Their lattes and cappuccinos are great as well.

    Priya Saiprasad · June 23, 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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  • Foli

    Get the taste of Italy in the middle of Palo Alto! The Mousse Al Cioccolato is a little taste of heaven in your mouth! Also, read complimentary magazines from Foli on your iPad here!

    Foli · June 5, 2013
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  • Kimberly D.

    Try the risotto pudding. It has mascarpone and almonds. Heavenly!

    Kimberly DeVera · March 16, 2013
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  • Max R.

    Good coffee!

    Max Rostotski · February 1, 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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  • Filip M.

    Individual french press coffee.

    Filip Mares · November 29, 2012
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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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  • Chris K.

    Sit upstairs and enjoy the booths

    Chris Kantarjiev · October 24, 2012
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  • Advizzer

    Вкусный кофе

    Advizzer · October 24, 2012
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