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University Cafe

(Now Closed)
New American Restaurant, Café, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Downtown North, Palo Alto
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  • Dominik L.
    Dominik L.October 15, 2014
    Great location. Great food. Great staff. :)
  • Graham M.
    Graham MacpheeAugust 23, 2014
    Good, cheap coffee. Perfect for a meeting or relaxing at non-peak times.
  • Markus L.
    Markus LAugust 16, 2014
    The smoothies are amazing! Nice atmosphere as well
  • Joshua R.
    Joshua RoweJuly 25, 2014
    Possibly one of the worst coffees I've ever had. On the surface it looks promising but don't be fooled.
  • Tom
    TomJune 19, 2014
    Ask them not to cut up your burger... Otherwise they cut it into quarters which makes it impossible to eat.
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneMay 25, 2014
    The service perfectly mixes the essences of the DMV and a firing squad — they're so horrible you'll believe you're on Punk'd. The food's pretty good, though. You'll leave satiated and furious.
  • Marios A.
    Marios AssiotisApril 4, 2014
    Internet here is slooooow
  • Xina L.
    Xina LoJanuary 8, 2014
    Try their pistachio crossant, very good.
  • Priya J.
    Priya JosephDecember 21, 2013
    Sicilian tuna...so good#
  • Sunil G.
    Sunil GargDecember 19, 2013
    Excellent food. Order something to share – the portions are sized for giants.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MederosDecember 10, 2013
    Corn beef hash is fantastic. If you get an extra egg (total of 3) it's easily a meal you can split with two.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KedNovember 28, 2013
    Get the Palo Alto club to share. It's massive.
  • Artem V.
    Artem VysotskyOctober 27, 2013
    Tasty sandwiches. Try Tuscan one!
  • Brad D.
    Brad DOctober 13, 2013
    The bacon & egg croissant sandwich is great - but man, it's made with like a dozen eggs. You can get away with splitting this with a friend.
  • David S.
    David SmithOctober 3, 2013
    Great smoothies
  • Renee B.
    Renee BudakSeptember 12, 2013
    Great place to meet for coffee on University Avenue. Have a business meeting here.
  • Tran H.
    Tran HaSeptember 10, 2013
    The veggie curry is a must.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MartensAugust 21, 2013
    Get the Palo Alto's Club sandwich and thank me later.
  • Sanat R.
    Sanat RaoJuly 11, 2013
    Huevos rancheros with spicy sausage: absolutely fabulous !
  • Illia P.
    Illia PolosukhinJuly 7, 2013
    WiFi password: iloveucafe. Great smoothies here.
  • Shaina E.
    Shaina EpsteinJune 22, 2013
    They don't accept service dogs. #illegal
  • Priya J.
    Priya JosephMay 30, 2013
    Do not order mocha once the girls leave! The men just dont know 2 make a mocha!
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KristofferMay 17, 2013
    The Monte Cristo on the brunch menu is awesome, $10, and can feed a small army.
  • Steffen J.
    Steffen JussiApril 4, 2013
    Raisin bran muffin is sweet!
  • Andrea K.
    Andrea KuszewskiMarch 24, 2013
    Took 20 min to get a smoothie. But it was worth it.
  • Carl F.
    Carl FritjofssonFebruary 1, 2013
    Beautiful falafel salad wraps.
  • Yvonne C.
    Yvonne ChachereJanuary 31, 2013
    If you order the adult Mac & Cheese, it has bacon even though it's not listed on the menu. Awesome for a vegetarian. =)
  • Kyle
    KyleJanuary 22, 2013
    Crab Cake Club. Yep.
  • Mukund B.
    Mukund BalasubramanianJanuary 20, 2013
    The Huevos Rancheros is to die for. Strongly recommend!
  • Filip M.
    Filip MaresNovember 29, 2012
    Surprisingly good spaghetti and meatballs.
  • reece p.
    reece pachecoNovember 25, 2012
    come here to eavesdrop on startup pitches to angels. free wifi. giant iced coffee.
  • Kenan A.
    Kenan AtalayOctober 28, 2012
    nice spot.
  • Harpreet S.
    Harpreet SethiOctober 8, 2012
    try thai chicken salad...
  • Yesi O.
    Yesi OrihuelaSeptember 30, 2012
    Try the Penne Chipotle Pasta
  • Carlyn L.
    Carlyn LamiaSeptember 29, 2012
    Chai right
  • Rick T.
    Rick ThomchickSeptember 20, 2012
    Great food lame staff.
  • Matthew N.
    Matthew NiewczasSeptember 9, 2012
    Hungry? Grab the madhouse platter! French toast, pancake, eggs, sausage, what more do you need?
  • Don H.
    Don HoangJuly 2, 2012
    Free wifi - cant beat that! Bfast here is pretty good
  • Tristan
    TristanMay 11, 2012
    Freshest croissant in the Bay Area
  • Horbah T.
    Horbah ToffMay 11, 2012
    nyc lunch reali njoyd it
  • Rob T.
    Rob TaylorMay 10, 2012
    Double Soy Smoothie. It works!
  • Rajagopal N.
    Rajagopal NMay 6, 2012
    Try the Ravioli in the vegetarian menu
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WareMay 3, 2012
    Banana Split Smoothie...aaaaaamazing
  • Edmond L.
    Edmond LauApril 29, 2012
    Favorite place for Cobb salad in Palo Alto.
  • Karla
    KarlaMarch 1, 2012
    Ask for extra bacon with your BLT... It's awesome!
  • Jon R.
    Jon RomeroFebruary 8, 2012
    Great place, beautiful people
  • Rauno R.
    Rauno RüngasNovember 28, 2011
    Cobb salad was one of the biggest I've ever had.
  • Petra S.
    Petra SöderlingNovember 28, 2011
    Food is good, but service less so. The moved us to the back in the middle of dessert because some of us we were using laptops.
  • Kamil B.
    Kamil BargielNovember 27, 2011
    To all coffee lovers - Choose double espresso macchiato - it's super awesome!
  • Tuhin K.
    Tuhin KumarNovember 25, 2011
    Chicken Fajita Wrap is amazing and wholesome.
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