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Alana's Cafe

1020 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063-1911
+1 650-366-1498
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good45%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“home fries” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1020 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063-1911
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

The positive reviews here did not reflect our experience at Alana’s. Four of us went for breakfast/lunch on a Friday afternoon. The exterior and interior did not look like the pictures on their website. Rather, the building looked very tired and in need of a...More

Thank MsTravelerSF
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We came here for breakfast since the reviews rated it well. The food was mediocre at best and over priced for the quality. I ordered the Mediterranean and it was worse than a Denny’s breakfast. The toast was cold with no butter, the potatoes were...More

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Good public parking right next door. Very cute and cozy house. Good menu and food. Can get crowded, so go early.

Reviewed 8 May 2018

A popular brunch place with good food, high ceilings (it can get very noisy), several small rooms in an old house and moderate service. Pleasant outside seating under large trees. Good sized portions.

Thank ruthiewilkins1
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This popular restaurant in a historic building is a quaint place, especially for breakfast or brunch. Those meals are top quality. Lunch was not quite the same quality. The soup was excellent; the sandwich not too exciting although it was nicely described. Service is excellent,...More

Thank OmarKhayyam
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I don't know who Martha is, but Martha's Famous Oatmeal Pancakes are fantastic. Next time I'm in the Bay Area a stop at Alana's for more pancakes is definitely necessary. My eating companions also loved their meals. The house the restaurant is set in is...More

Thank PhillyMLE
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Better than queueing at Starbucks or any of the standard breakfast style thingies in the US. A small little house with a garden makes a nice atmosphere. Maybe in summer it is even nicer utilizing outside space.

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Really nice and attractive for breakfast. Good food and service. The Swedish oatmeal pancakes were a delight. They were like oatmeal filled pancakes that melt in your mouth.

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The Swedish Pancakes (made with flour and oatmeal) are FANTASTIC. Really, these are the best pancakes that I've ever had. Don't miss them.

Thank Coastman3
Reviewed 25 September 2017

A very nice variety of food for breakfast. Cafe is located in an old house and has a nice cozy feel with small intimate tables inside and a nice patio outside. The Swedish oats pancakes were awesome.

Thank mbabill
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063-1911
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-366-1498
  • E-mail
Fresh, local, house made comfort food in a unique Victorian house & garden. There are four dining rooms offering cozy seating while the patio offers pleasant outdoor dining. Serving breakfast and lunch daily we are also an ideal location for personal and business related affairs such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays and company Holiday parties.
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