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Stanford Bookstore Cafe

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519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3003
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri 08:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Stanford Bookstore is one of the best I have visited on US university campuses and the Cafe is a great place to chill.

Thank warren D
Palo Alto, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Enough selections to satisfy everyone's taste. It's a good place to settle with a book or a friend or two.

Thank Sharon A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

It is a nice place to study or chat with a friend. Usually, there are few people having meetings in there.

Thank leticia_psouza
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Filled with quality merchandisers, the Stanford Book store is a must visit if you want something to remember. The cafe is also good.

Thank AnuradhaUdu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I hoped to find a gluten free snack but all I could find was trail mix or candy. A bit bummed. But it's one of the only places on campus that has Coke products.

Thank Ekgator
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

A day-visit to the Stanford campus resulted in a stop-over in the Bookstore cafe for a cup of coffee. An excellent selection of books, and not all of them are dry academic treatises. There were many really interesting, contemporary books as well. The coffee was good too.

Thank JustInCase_10
Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

It is a regular coffee shop, nothing particular about it nor very cosy. Coffee is good and I have nothing to complain about.

Thank NikolaiStavrogin
Tempe, Arizona
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Stopped here for a quick bite to eat while on campus. For a campus café, it was pretty good. Very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Kristin O
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

We took an iced coffee, terrible,and an iced chocolate far too much sugar in it. We could not drink any. Too bad as the terrasse on the library is cute.

Thank Stefano O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

The staff is helpful, the coffee hot and good, the pastry selection accommodating and the seating, well, iffy. We've most always found a place to sit, though. Then take a walk over to the book area and the computer 'compartment.'

Thank Charles S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Stanford

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