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Cafe Epi

Cafe Epi

Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
Downtown North, Palo Alto
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6.8/10
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  • Edmond L.
    "The prosciutto and mushroom panini is really good."(5 Tips)
    Alexis R.
    "Good burgers and great desserts!"(8 Tips)
    Tom M.
    "Sit at the bar and have a coffee and dessert."(7 Tips)
    Rasmus A.
    "Good coffee and free wifi (except during lunch)."(2 Tips)
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  • Dylan H.
    Vietnamese iced coffee is legit here
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellJuly 18, 2015
    Sit at the bar and have a coffee and dessert.
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea S.May 17, 2015
    Good burgers. Keep in mind they'll ask you what kind of fries you want, but charge extra for anything other than normal ones.
  • Silvio O.
    Silvio Oliveira Jr.February 26, 2015
    Good food, good price. Recommended!
  • David K.
    David KleinNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Delicious salmon omelet. Split a blueberry muffin too.
  • G R H.
    G R HoustonAugust 8, 2014
    Cute French decor and food to match.
  • Llanos
    LlanosFebruary 19, 2014
    Make sure to clarify what "your" idea of an Eggs Florentine is. Trust me!
  • Galed F.
    Galed FriedmannNovember 17, 2013
    Worst service ever, took forever to get orders and one of our group waited for more than 30 minutes to get their food
  • Ivan B.
    Ivan BurazinSeptember 6, 2013
    Try the Epi burger! The no. 1 burger in the states!
  • Nuri H.
    Nuri HodgesSeptember 5, 2013
    Cobb bowl is amazing!
  • Alexis R.
    Alexis ReevesAugust 15, 2013
    Good burgers and great desserts!
  • Antonio S.
    Antonio SilveiraApril 27, 2013
    Really nice little place at University St. The Epi burger is quite good
  • Suma K.
    Suma KashiFebruary 24, 2013
    Apple and brie on really fresh French bread is kind of amazing.
  • Rukmani S.
    Rukmani SahayFebruary 17, 2013
    The Champagne mojitos are delicious!
  • Vickie C.
    Vickie ChandlerJanuary 23, 2013
    Wow! They have the BEST vegetarian panini on the entire planet, eggplant, fresh mozzarella, red pepper and basil. Have it with a salad and feel like you did a GREAT thing for your body!
  • Karla
    KarlaAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tuna sandwich is exceptional.
  • Jacob
    JacobAugust 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The paninis are really good
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BodolecJune 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best chocolate croissants. As good as the french ones ;-)
  • Laurent D.
    Laurent DaudelinJune 9, 2012
    Try their excellent croissants!
  • FiveStars
    FiveStarsJune 8, 2012
    Use your FiveStars card for $5 off! Ask for a card if you don't already have one.
  • Joost S.
    Joost SchreveMay 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Solid burgers! And good coffee too
  • Edmond L.
    Edmond LauFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The prosciutto and mushroom panini is really good.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MauferJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The grass-fed burgers are worth the trip; pair with a Chimay Blue and you'll be in heaven.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RichJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't take American Express
  • Edmond L.
    Edmond LauJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Their macarons leave much to be desired. Their warm chocolate cookies, however, are wonderful for a Sunday afternoon.
  • Shankar S.
    Shankar SaikiaDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Parisian burger is fantastic
  • Mary G.
    Mary GelberDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The soups have never failed me!
  • Shawn D.
    Shawn DouglassNovember 7, 2011
    Tuna melt, not on the menu is amazing
  • FiveStars
    FiveStarsSeptember 26, 2011
    Use your fivestars card and get 1 $5 of free food.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KirkAugust 14, 2011
    Good chocolate chip cookies
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SteinmeierJuly 20, 2011
    Service isn't their greatest strength. When they say they'll bring your drink to your table, chances are you won't get it without reminding them after a few minutes when they got distracted by others
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CohenJune 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Pot of white tea for five bucks. I've got to say this place hav the culinary institute of Americas student seal of approval
  • Alejandro M.
    Alejandro MartinezApril 28, 2011
    Vietnamese Iced Coffee Vietnamese Iced Coffee Vietnamese Iced Coffee. Get the point?
  • Anton K.
    Anton KalachevApril 17, 2011
    Got bling tag here.
  • Crick W.
    Crick WatersApril 7, 2011
    Absolutely fabulous croissants! Crispy on the outside wile soft and flakey on the inside. Perfect.
  • Priscilla H.
    Priscilla HarrimanFebruary 6, 2011
    Love the crusty baguette sandwiches, especially with a side of shredded pickled carrots and French beans!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 16, 2011
    Try the Tiramisu
  • Nikhil C.
    Nikhil ChopraNovember 27, 2010
    free WiFi only after 5pm
  • Chaz F.
    Chaz FlexmanNovember 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I come here maybe 1-2 a week and order from the same girl.Yet she told me that I need to order or leave w/in 5min of sitting down to send an email. So much 4 service or remembering who a loyal cust is
  • Anh P.
    Anh POctober 10, 2010
    Wifi is only available at certain times of the day. ie. Not at Lunch. Lame
  • Tristan
    TristanAugust 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    tomato soup = so good!
  • Rasmus A.
    Rasmus AnderssonMay 27, 2010
    Good coffee and free wifi (except during lunch). Also have tables out on the street.
  • Kasey A.
    Kasey AldereteMay 10, 2010
    Call ahead for take away. They aren't fast.
  • Gigi H.
    Gigi HadidMarch 9, 2010
    Put two orders on one number, took us a while to work it out. Yummy food, though.
  • Art
    ArtMarch 8, 2010
    No wifi on sundays?
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PandaFebruary 16, 2010
    Skip this stuffy and hot cafe that loses drink and food order tickets consistently.
  • Jeremy
    JeremyFebruary 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Cafe mocha of my life
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GeigerJanuary 29, 2010
    Mocha better here than Starbucks
  • David K.
    David KleinNovember 21, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Get an omelette and use the provided warm baguette to make mini egg sandwiches.
  • Brad K.
    Brad KellettOctober 21, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Best vanilla latte in PA, hands down. Panini is great too
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