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Calafia Cafe & Market A Go Go

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855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
+1 650-322-9200
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09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely not expecting the salmon bowl to be so amazing-I expected good. Unfortunately, this is a Chef's special and not available every day. If I lived in Palo Alto, I would show up every day, just to catch it on occasion!

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Thank jimsigmund
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with friends at 25th reunion. Had odd mix of meat eaters and vegans. None were disappointed. All the food handmade including the condiments. I had the squash gnocchi, delicious and my vegan friend raved about the vegan burger. The desserts of the the apple fritter and banana split were phenomenal. We also tried the vegan ice cream, ugh,... More 

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Thank Orthocincy
Leuven, Belgium
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218 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good place for a beer or snack on a Stanford football Saturday. Located just across El Camino from Stanford and next to Palo Alto/Gunn High School (parking on game days!).

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Thank platinumcitytrip
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is the place to eat in Palo Alto if you are vegan or if you have a group that has all types of eaters. They have a menu that on one side is for 'plant eaters' and the other is for 'meat eaters.' I had the Lexi Lentil bowl and it was super fantastic! Bustling place for lunch but... More 

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Thank Tony K
County Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Ok so this was apparently steve jobs favorite place to eat, there is a signed picture of him over his favorite seat. Im guessing he had a strange taste in food, this really wasnt for me. I can understand that it has a very good vegetarian menu though, i should go back and try something different i guess.

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Thank james o
Leesburg, Virginia
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I have eaten here several times and find the food tasty, the service accommodating to kids and others. There's even an electronic game selection for the kids at the table. The food is fresh and delicious. You can eat indpside ir out. It is in a shopping center with so much to offer - Toy store, Trader Joes, book store,... More 

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Thank Katherine D
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Interesting menu with lots of good sounding dishes. They clearly use great ingredients. Yet the food does not have much character. We had a meaty, and pretty good crab soup. The mushroom tacos were a very pungent mushroom with a contrasting sauce (maybe it was called an Aoili), that did not make much sense. My Curry had great ingredients, but... More 

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Thank metazorro
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Had brunch here after the recommended spot had a very long wait time. Great service, excellent food. I had the Calafia Breakfast, the chicken sausage was very good. Spouse says to get the fresh-squeezed apple juice.

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Thank mike B
Lake Forest, California
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Visited for a quick late afternoon bite and drinks. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. The lettuce wraps were great but the pork sticky buns were more fat than meat. The chicken curry was ok but not great.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I stopped in with my daughter for dessert on a Saturday night and was greeted by a few friendly woman and seated promptly. Our server was very nice and had good recommendations for dessert, all of which looked amazing! Actual food service took a little longer but it was a very good dessert and we left happy.

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Thank Heather4W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-322-9200
Description
In 2009, Charlie Ayers leased nearly 5,000 square feet of space in the Town & Country Shopping Plaza across from Stanford University, realizing his dream of a owning neighborhood spot serving organic, sustainable, healthy, delicious food. Calafia Cafe & Market A Go-Go was an instant hit, and today still has crowds lining up to get a seat. This casual restaurant has an energetic vibe, and serves food inspired by the incredible bounty that is available in California. Calafia continues to bring the Silicon Valley community and its visitors together around fresh, farm-to-table cuisine in an always festive atmosphere.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?