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Cafe Venetia

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419 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (Formerly Caffe Del Doge)
+1 650-323-3600
07:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Dublin, California
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134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This café at the Palo alto train station is just what is missing at every other train stations. The chicken panini is very good and the service is good too. The interior is dedicated to the old times when trains were magical and classy. Nice long polished wood benches, large planters with ornamental plants all lite to golden hues by... More 

Thank Ninaad D
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always seems full. Seating outside in the sunshine out the front is good to watch the world go by. Nice selection of coffees and properly made. Not your typical American Chain coffee. Have small snacks and croissants and cakes. Has a sort of intellectual feel. Always hear lots of heated discussions from academic types. And lots of languages. Overall best... More 

Thank drdave10
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Nice romantic place to enjoy your time with friends, take small break with tasty breakfast, location is in great attractive region

1 Thank abdallah m
San Francisco, California
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is my go-to coffee shop in downtown Palo Alto. Energetic vibe. Great coffee. Delicious food. Drop by if you can. There is seating upstairs and outside as well.

Thank kbs2001
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

True Italian coffee, made by experience barristas. They also have the nicest staff. Best to get here early in the morning. It's a small place and gets busy quickly

1 Thank berlioz66
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I recently visited Cafe Venetia with my service dog. The staff was rude and informed me that the restaurant does not allow dogs. I explained that my dog was my service dog and brought their attention to the vest she was wearing. They told me the owner decided to not allow any dogs, including service dogs. I explained that under... More 

1 Thank burgerfenn
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Best place to have a good coffee and dessert on the university avenue. Chocolate tart is to die for. Lot of different chocolates also to choose from. You also have the option to have wine in case you go the sprits way.

Thank Asif A
Portland, OR
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265 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Tiny Cafe Venetia on University Ave is THE place to go if you want to drink coffee in true Italian Style. Be patient while they craft your coffee, select a pastry and if weather permits sit alfresco and enjoy the sunshine!

Thank MeAgain8
Boston, Massachusetts
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408 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Very cute place with a great selection of french press from around the world. Latte a bit foamy for my taste. Good amount of seating which was a plus, including some outdoor.

Thank Kait_De
New York, New York, United States
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

A number of exotic sounding coffee, though the staff did not seem particularly keen to explain what may or may not work for someone. Decent seating space.

Thank Prashant G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (Formerly Caffe Del Doge)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-3600

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