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Douce France

Douce France

Café, Bakery, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Palo Alto
  • Karla
    "Can't go wrong with the pastries, sweet or savory."(22 Tips)
    Scott D.
    "skip Peets and Hobees"(2 Tips)
    Horst S.
    "Lavazza double expresso - the best on the Peninsula"(7 Tips)
    Marissa C.
    "Great place to work."(7 Tips)
54 Tips and reviews
  • sandwiches
  • peets
  • breakfast food
  • good for a quick meal
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  • Rustem F.
    Rustem FeyzkhanovSeptember 26, 2016
    Very good almond croissant and friendly atmosphere.
  • Leirda
    LeirdaApril 17, 2014
    Have the decently sized, delicious Croque Madame and a double latte, drop the buck 25 out of $15 in the tip jar, and grab the cinzano table outside. You wont regret it.
  • Karla
    KarlaNovember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    A nice alternative to running into Starbucks, Pete's or even Philz. Can't go wrong with the pastries, sweet or savory.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda S.March 17
    Been here 10+ times
    All their pastries are delicious. I Ted to come back to the Nutella croissant and chocolate dipped croissant.
  • Terry A.
    Terry AndersonMarch 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing spinach quiche and super fresh mixed green salads. Love the champagne dressing, too!
  • Oren D.
    Oren DobronskyOctober 28, 2014
    All pastries are great. I love the croason with turkey, cheese and pesto sauce
  • Mona D.
    Mona DAugust 21, 2016
    Cute little cafe with French pastries and crêpes. Its salmon filled crepe is especially delicious.
  • Rafael Q.
    Rafael QMay 5, 2011
    Everything is EXCELLENT! Try the Millennium Salad with real "Buffalo" Mozzarella. FREE WIFI. Real French people. Trais Bon!
  • Scott D.
    Scott DunlapMay 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're near, skip Peets and Hobees and get yummy espresso and the best pastries in town. Fast wifi too.
  • Guilherme C.
    Guilherme ChapiewskiJanuary 20, 2015
    The Macaroons are just incredible. Very soft, fresh and tasty.
  • Matthias J.
    Matthias JanochaJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Pastries are heavenly, but get your coffee from peets around the corner. Much better.
  • Marissa C.
    Marissa CuiAugust 7, 2014
    Great place to work. Fast wifi. Gets crowded so get here early.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing crêpes + free WiFi. Nabe fave for over 10 yrs. Victor is the best!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BulkowskiFebruary 21, 2015
    Authentically french. Coffee, coissants, pannini, small cafe tables.
  • Natalia G.
    Natalia GorevaJune 2, 2013
    Amazing cappuccino and biscotti! Eclair was very stale though.
  • Diane C.
    Diane ChangJanuary 3, 2014
    Everything we tried was great. However, found the chocolate mousse way too sweet.
  • Glenda
    GlendaOctober 20, 2012
    Great soups, great pastries, perfect cappuccino!
  • Marcos
    MarcosJune 1, 2015
    Very good coffee shop/bakery with good breakfast menu.
  • Noam "N.G." G.
    Noam "N.G." GordonJanuary 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    French music.. Try the cappuccino, it's is sooo good!
  • Loree D.
    Loree DraudeMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Yummy galettes, pan du chocolate and good lattes. Free wifi. Still trying to drum up enough courage to order in French.
  • S T.
    S TurnerNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Breakfast sandwich is very good. 2 eggs on freshly made croissant or baguette.
  • Veronica d.
    Veronica de la MoraJuly 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is good. Can't go wrong.
  • Zach H.
    Zach HamedMay 26, 2013
    The single best Chai Latte I've ever had. Ever.
  • Noam "N.G." G.
    Noam "N.G." GordonJuly 17, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Great stuff, and you feel like you in Europe!
  • Rani M.
    Rani MochdieOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    love their breakfast sandwich (croissant) and chocolate croissant
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MurrayJanuary 5, 2011
    A slice of perfect heaven on earth. It's all good, but Chai latte is magical.
  • Malek K.
    Malek KaciJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Cafe place, great service... Too bad they all Barca fan!
  • Lenny L.
    Lenny LesserJuly 27, 2015
    Good sandwiches with a French accent. Viva La Tour!
  • Diane A.
    Diane AbundabarFebruary 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The jam filled croissants are delectable.
  • Ariel Z.
    Ariel ZachDecember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Atmosphere, pastry
  • Chris K.
    Chris KantarjievApril 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The lemon cookies are a perfect blend of sweet, tart, and chocolate.
  • Renee B.
    Renee BudakSeptember 15
    The croissants are delicious.
  • Karine H.
    Karine HsuJune 27, 2016
    Ask for a ham and cheese croissant heated up
  • Chris E.
    Chris EnglishOctober 5, 2014
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RichMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for bitchy grannies who slam their chair into your arm and then give you dirty looks when you ask them to move.
  • Noam "N.G." G.
    Noam "N.G." GordonAugust 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The vegie soup is good and sooooo healthy!
  • Noam "N.G." G.
    Noam "N.G." GordonJuly 17, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The coffee beans can be so much better... PLEASE...
  • Matthias J.
    Matthias JanochaSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best nutella sandwiches ever!
  • Elizabeth D.
    Elizabeth DoughertyJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Have your quiche warmed up.
  • Xian
    XianJuly 20, 2015
    Good for brunch!
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia Uz1 week ago
    Really nice, eat outside.
  • Horst S.
    Horst SimonJuly 17, 2010
    Lavazza double expresso - the best on the Peninsula
  • Sally S.
    Sally StarAugust 5, 2014
    Delicious croissants
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RichApril 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wifi password: doucefrance
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YuanJanuary 14, 2011
    The best chocolate croissants!
  • Kevin E.
    Kevin ElliottAugust 3, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    try the Affligem Blond Belgian ale. $3.50 but light and refreshing
  • John C.
    John ChangescuJanuary 21, 2015
  • Matthias J.
    Matthias JanochaAugust 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    good chocolate crossaints
  • Nadav G.
    Nadav GurMarch 20, 2010
    If you're here, ping me, I may come down to join you.
  • lori w.
    lori wallaceMarch 20, 2010
    Fresco sandwich is the best!
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenSeptember 10, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    I always get the Buferella. it's very good.
  • Nadav G.
    Nadav GurAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    It pays to be a regular customer.
  • Doug G.
    Doug GarlandFebruary 3, 2010
    Fresh-sqeezed orange juice!
  • lalit s.
    lalit shahaniFebruary 13, 2010
    Tomato-Lentil soup...delicious
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