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John's Cafe - CLOSED

401 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1532
+1 650-618-5322
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good63%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
16 Oct 2014
“Great place for a panini”
26 Aug 2014
“Quaint and Tasty; Service Lacking”
Restaurant Hours Closed
401 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1532
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Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

Great Latinos here.. Lots of choices. They have great veg ones and John always has some specials. The pulled pork sandwich was also great when it's on special. Then finish it off with a giant brownie!

Thank Aussie_Alien
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

The breakfast sandwiches were pretty decent, but nothing to "oohh" and "aahh" over. The small interior was cute and had a cozy feel. However, we chose to sit outside because the weather was so nice. The tables and chairs looked like something my grandmother would...More

Thank des162
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

This is a cute and cozy sidewalk cafe, with a good lunch menu and comfortable place for an after work beer. The owner is often manning the grill out on the sidewalk, making delicious things. It's rare nowadays to hang out with a cafe owner,...More

1  Thank melimir
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Or so claims the street sign... with enough good stuff to support the claim. I hardly ever write reviews about restaurants, cafes, or food. Yet, there was something special about this one that prompted this rare exception. Perhaps the breakfast sandwiches and the carefully constructed...More

2  Thank xbarrera
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Finally a place which actually makes your sandwich for you as you like it. Even though they toast their ciabatta sandwiches with all ingredients already in, I requested a pre-toast of the roll also, so it arrived especially crunchy. Yum! I opted for the turkey...More

1  Thank jeroma25
Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

Super friendly service. Deliciously good coffee. Cool, chilled out atmosphere. I highly recommend this place for studying, open Mic, or just catching up with friends over drinks.

Thank insaneroadwarrior
Reviewed 15 April 2013 via mobile

Love this place for lunch. Great sandwiches. Also, in summer some fantastic desserts - strawberry cake is to die for! Come early, they sell out fast!

Thank Aussie_Alien
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Panini here is great. Fresh and delicious. I like the bread and that they press grill it, giving it extra crunch and flavor. The service can be really slow some times, so budget in extra time. The staff is really friendly, though.

1  Thank MustLoveTruffle
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1532
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-618-5322
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