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La Boulange de Palo Alto

(Now Closed)
Downtown North, Palo Alto
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  • Marcos
    MarcosAugust 18, 2015
    Great place for breakfast. Unfortunately it's owner (Starbucks) decided to close it in September. The breakfast selection is awesome.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SisnerosAugust 2, 2015
    Get your large coffee in a to go cup, unless you want to drink it from a gigantic bowl. Which can be fun for the novelty.
  • Karolina 🐙
    Karolina 🐙July 18, 2015
    I love love love La Boulange, and I'm so angry at Starbucks they will be closing it later this year... Will miss you, La Boulange!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellJuly 18, 2015
    Sad to see this being closed. I love the indoor area for its bright open windows.
  • Runqiu C.
    Runqiu CaiMay 13, 2015
    Free wifi, nice rotunda and outdoor seating.
  • Gizem V.
    Gizem VuralFebruary 16, 2015
    This isn't french toast. Sorry it sucks. Full of egg nothing else. :-(
  • Lenny L.
    Lenny LesserJanuary 29, 2015
    Oats have too many oats and not enough fruit. Coffee tastes like Starbucks burnt ness.
  • vincent h.
    vincent huangJanuary 14, 2015
    Nothing like getting a bowl of coffee.
  • Yenyi F.
    Yenyi FuJanuary 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great for breakfast pastries.
  • Tanner C.
    Tanner ChristensenNovember 15, 2014
    Bowls of coffee (literally). Crowded, dirty, subpar brunch
  • Tristan L.
    Tristan LorachNovember 13, 2014
    The place is wide and friendly. Good stuff to eat. Worth going there
  • Pooja
    PoojaOctober 17, 2014
    Warm goat cheese salad: delicious, perfect combination of healthy, veggie and filling
  • Eyal S.
    Eyal ShaharSeptember 5, 2014
    Open and light. Nice for breakfast, though not my lunch style.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MinorAugust 20, 2014
    Their specials can be inventive and delicious, but for me, ti's all about the Tuna Melt.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BatesAugust 20, 2014
    Nice chai latte. I like that there is a choice between sweet and spicy. Nom.
  • Oleg A.
    Oleg AravinAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The best latte, great bakery and beautiful place! Only one thing is terrible - working hours, just till 7pm
  • Rob O.
    Rob OwenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Espressos & pastries. But you may want to consider downloading and using their App. Otherwise you may be waiting in line for a bit...
  • Elaine
    ElaineJuly 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A bit over priced for the amount of food you get. Service is also mixed.
  • Ana R.
    Ana RussoJuly 27, 2014
    Great place!
  • Kristy C.
    Kristy ChowJuly 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ham and potato tart
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LowJune 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get your chai sweet AND spicy. Arguably the best chai in the vicinity. Also, there's wifi but it's pretty slow - don't count on it for important stuff.
  • Sini
    SiniFebruary 23, 2014
    Orange juice and kvinoa salad with extra goat cheese :)
  • Foodkitten
    FoodkittenFebruary 17, 2014
    Starbucks has ruined La Boulange. Shame on them!
  • Karla
    KarlaFebruary 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Healthful Organic Oats are fantastic and perfect on a chilly day, although sitting in the rotunda on a sunny day will also have you sweating in no time!
  • Lisa
    LisaJanuary 11, 2014
    Try any croissants!!! My fave is hazelnut one
  • Nic M.
    Nic MirandaDecember 28, 2013
    Love hot chocolate but can't do dairy? Warm up with the almond milk hot chocolate—deeelish!
  • Hungrypau
    HungrypauDecember 27, 2013
    Wi-fi is slow as shit. Not a good place to get work done!
  • Enero U.
    Enero UnoNovember 28, 2013
    Loved the authentic "Caffè macchiato"
  • Renato S.
    Renato SilvaOctober 31, 2013
    Great coffee
  • Carey A.
    Carey ArmstrongOctober 31, 2013
    Great cauliflower tart, mediocre minestrone
  • Lucas R.
    Lucas RayOctober 27, 2013
    Super slow service. Waited literally 15 minutes for 5 people ahead of me to get through the line. Doesn't work as a get-food-before-catching-Caltrain place
  • Guilherme S.
    Guilherme SprintOctober 25, 2013
    Capuccino takes a little too long to get ready
  • Michael T.
    Michael TchouSeptember 30, 2013
    Happy hour daily from 3PM to close. Specialty sliders, house wines, and beer. Sit outside and enjoy the afternoon!
  • Veronica P.
    Veronica P.September 20, 2013
    Get the Spicy Chia
  • Sergey V.
    Sergey VorontsovAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Live music on Fridays, 5 to 7 pm.
  • sjp
    sjpAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The best coffee in the University Avenue strip.
  • Sanat R.
    Sanat RaoAugust 2, 2013
    The hummus open sandwich is super !
  • Ariana F.
    Ariana FaustiniJuly 17, 2013
    This place is tasty. Try the Portobello mushroom burger. Get quinoa salad & potatoes. Note: I haven't asked b/c I want to remain ignorant but I'm sure the potatoes aren't vegan. They're delish.
  • Emily
    EmilyJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Holy Grail drink: sweet dirty soy chai. I would cross oceans for one of those!
  • Earl T. G.
    Earl T. GreyMay 29, 2013
    The coffee was quite good. I was also surprised to see a variety of spreads/jams for patrons who got food items and enjoy such spreads/jams. The staff was helpful. It was my first time :-) AAA+
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RichMay 27, 2013
    Most sandwiches are pre-made so special requests (e.g. no bacon on chicken sandwich) are out.
  • Jordi V.
    Jordi VallsMay 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love how the sun rays go through the trees and leave a relaxing shadow on the tables...
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchmidtApril 27, 2013
    Good food beautiful patio, but service is slipping. Good luck getting a table cleared much less wiped down.
  • Giao
    GiaoApril 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Caramel macaron is my fave
  • A.T. F.
    A.T. FoutyApril 6, 2013
    Best latte in palo alto
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RichardsMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Chocolate ganache tart. Do it.
  • Murry I.
    Murry IvanoffFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The almond croissant is a must try. Plus, probably the best cappuccino in the area.
  • Tracy C.
    Tracy ChouJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    I love the free pastry samples :D
  • Chuck J.
    Chuck JerianJanuary 12, 2013
    Has AT&T wifi
  • Cristina C.
    Cristina CordovaJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They now have free WiFi! Hooray!
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine McGanityJanuary 5, 2013
    sitting can be tricky, but enjoy the view of pedestrian passerbys in the glass rotunda
  • Susan R.
    Susan RussoNovember 25, 2012
    This really feels like a European cafe. The goat cheese and pear tart is just lovely as is the egg, cheese, and smoked salmon sandwich. And don't forget to get some spicy mustard for dipping.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RichOctober 28, 2012
    They now have free ATT Starbucks WiFi!
  • Shireen K.
    Shireen KaboliAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The mini sandwiches are so good! And their bread is all from Bay Bread!!
  • David S.
    David SayedAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Very inefficient ordering process and can be slow to receive drinks. Also why do they have to blast scratchy old French songs at ear-splitting volume?
  • Eric H.
    Eric HixonJuly 17, 2012
    The large coffee is too much of it. And the bowl is really hot too! Good food here.
  • Joanie M.
    Joanie McCollomJuly 4, 2012
    The French Toast is obscene... It's a must-get.
  • sean r.
    sean roseJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to bring your dog.
  • Frederik H.
    Frederik HermannMay 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Smoked Salmon open face sandwich with quinoa, my favorite so far!
  • Tristan
    TristanMay 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Oatmeal here == amazing. Likely the best i've ever had!
  • Joost S.
    Joost SchreveMay 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Goat cheese sandwich!
  • Tristan
    TristanMay 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Nutella! Free! Put it on everything!
  • Tristan
    TristanMay 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    BLT + Quinoa = fantastic!! Do it.
  • Tristan
    TristanMay 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the macaroons! Now.
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