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Palo Alto Guidebook

Carmina & Khrista
Carmina & Khrista
Joined in 2018
Carmina & Khrista

Palo Alto Guidebook

Restaurants
Informal local chain serving sweet & savory crêpes, plus classic American bites.
10
locals recommend
Crepevine
367 University Avenue
10
locals recommend
Informal local chain serving sweet & savory crêpes, plus classic American bites.
Destination for refined renderings of classic Greek dishes in lively surroundings.
62
locals recommend
Evvia Estiatorio
420 Emerson Street
62
locals recommend
Destination for refined renderings of classic Greek dishes in lively surroundings.
Cozy Mediterranean eatery serving housemade hummus with falafel or meats, plus sides & sauces.
37
locals recommend
Oren's Hummus
261 University Avenue
37
locals recommend
Cozy Mediterranean eatery serving housemade hummus with falafel or meats, plus sides & sauces.
Cool, intimate spot with sidewalk seats, featuring area-sourced French cuisine & a vast wine list.
8
locals recommend
Zola Restaurant
565 Bryant Street
8
locals recommend
Cool, intimate spot with sidewalk seats, featuring area-sourced French cuisine & a vast wine list.
Modern Vietnamese winner stays busy furnishing creative small & large plates in an artful space.
31
locals recommend
Tamarine Restaurant & Gallery
546 University Avenue
31
locals recommend
Modern Vietnamese winner stays busy furnishing creative small & large plates in an artful space.
New Orleans-themed spot offering Creole fare in a 3-floor space reminiscent of the French Quarter.
36
locals recommend
Nola
535 Ramona St
36
locals recommend
New Orleans-themed spot offering Creole fare in a 3-floor space reminiscent of the French Quarter.
Retro-style diner known for its milkshakes, also serving a full menu of classic American fare.
25
locals recommend
Palo Alto Creamery
566 Emerson Street
25
locals recommend
Retro-style diner known for its milkshakes, also serving a full menu of classic American fare.
Trendy spot for high-end Mexican fare with a popular bar scene thanks to their margarita selection.
25
locals recommend
Reposado
236 Hamilton Avenue
25
locals recommend
Trendy spot for high-end Mexican fare with a popular bar scene thanks to their margarita selection.
Casual outpost of Japanese noodle chain offering customizable ramen bowls & vibrant-colored broths.
Ramen Nagi Palo Alto
541 Bryant St
Casual outpost of Japanese noodle chain offering customizable ramen bowls & vibrant-colored broths.
Sushi house known for burrito-size rolls with Asian & Latin flavors & some organic ingredients.
10
locals recommend
Sushirrito - Palo Alto
448 University Avenue
10
locals recommend
Sushi house known for burrito-size rolls with Asian & Latin flavors & some organic ingredients.
Neapolitan-style pizzas with innovative toppings, salads & wines are on offer at this buzzy eatery.
19
locals recommend
Pizzeria Delfina - Palo Alto
651 Emerson Street
19
locals recommend
Neapolitan-style pizzas with innovative toppings, salads & wines are on offer at this buzzy eatery.
Taverna
800 Emerson St
A descendant of a bohemian beatnik cafe, this is now a refined spot for modern Californian fare.
17
locals recommend
Saint Michael's Alley
140 Homer Avenue
17
locals recommend
A descendant of a bohemian beatnik cafe, this is now a refined spot for modern Californian fare.
Contemporary destination with outdoor seats that serves Georgian comfort-food snacks, mains & wines.
Bevri
530 Bryant St
Contemporary destination with outdoor seats that serves Georgian comfort-food snacks, mains & wines.
Relaxed Burmese restaurant with contemporary decor, a trendy bar & exotic tiki cocktails.
12
locals recommend
Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine
445 Emerson Street
12
locals recommend
Relaxed Burmese restaurant with contemporary decor, a trendy bar & exotic tiki cocktails.
Upmarket chain for Italian dining, including bread from an in-house bakery.
9
locals recommend
Il Fornaio
520 Cowper Street
9
locals recommend
Upmarket chain for Italian dining, including bread from an in-house bakery.
A lively spot for Caribbean classic dishes, cocktails, outdoor seating & live music.
Coconuts
642 Ramona Street
A lively spot for Caribbean classic dishes, cocktails, outdoor seating & live music.
Omelets, sandwiches, seafood & more from farm-sourced ingredients in an airy, relaxed restaurant.
12
locals recommend
Local Union 271
271 University Avenue
12
locals recommend
Omelets, sandwiches, seafood & more from farm-sourced ingredients in an airy, relaxed restaurant.
Telefèric Barcelona
855 El Camino Real
Grocery Store
Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products (most sell wine).
57
locals recommend
Whole Foods Market
774 Emerson Street
57
locals recommend
Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products (most sell wine).
Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).
38
locals recommend
Trader Joe's
855 El Camino Real
38
locals recommend
Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).
Family-owned market offering both organic & conventional groceries, plus wine, beer & spirits.
24
locals recommend
Mollie Stone's Markets
164 North California Avenue
24
locals recommend
Family-owned market offering both organic & conventional groceries, plus wine, beer & spirits.
Longtime supermarket chain carrying brand-name & house-label groceries, plus a deli, bakery & more.
15
locals recommend
Safeway
525 El Camino Real
15
locals recommend
Longtime supermarket chain carrying brand-name & house-label groceries, plus a deli, bakery & more.
Local market offering produce, meat & a huge selection of craft beers with weekly tastings.
23
locals recommend
The Willows Market
60 Middlefield Road
23
locals recommend
Local market offering produce, meat & a huge selection of craft beers with weekly tastings.
Neighborhood market stocking farm-fresh produce, vitamins, eco-friendly body care, gifts & more.
7
locals recommend
Country Sun Natural Foods
440 California Ave
7
locals recommend
Neighborhood market stocking farm-fresh produce, vitamins, eco-friendly body care, gifts & more.
High-end grocer offering local organic produce, a large cheese selection & other gourmet items.
Sigona's Farmers Market in Palo Alto
399 Stanford Shopping Center
High-end grocer offering local organic produce, a large cheese selection & other gourmet items.
Coffee Shop
WFM Coffee Bar
774 Emerson Street
Berkeley-born chain featuring signature coffee, tea & blended drinks alongside baked goods.
Peet's Coffee
153 Homer Avenue
Berkeley-born chain featuring signature coffee, tea & blended drinks alongside baked goods.
Laid-back local chain specializes in custom-blended coffees, plus teas, specialty drinks & pastries.
25
locals recommend
Philz Coffee
101 Forest Avenue
25
locals recommend
Laid-back local chain specializes in custom-blended coffees, plus teas, specialty drinks & pastries.
Verve Coffee Roasters
156 University Ave
Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.
12
locals recommend
Starbucks
376 University Avenue
12
locals recommend
Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.
Roomy modern cafe serving baked goods & international coffees within the historical train station.
Cafe Venetia - Train Station
95 University Avenue
Roomy modern cafe serving baked goods & international coffees within the historical train station.
Local chain restaurant serving Venezuelan specialties, organic single-estate coffee & sweet snacks.
40
locals recommend
Coupa Cafe - Ramona
538 Ramona St
40
locals recommend
Local chain restaurant serving Venezuelan specialties, organic single-estate coffee & sweet snacks.
Bright bakery-cafe with a French flair offering traditional pastries, coffees, teas & light fare.
Douce France
855 El Camino Real
Bright bakery-cafe with a French flair offering traditional pastries, coffees, teas & light fare.
Petite French bistro prepares sweet or savory crêpes to order with classic or buckwheat batter.
Bistro Maxine
548 Ramona St
Petite French bistro prepares sweet or savory crêpes to order with classic or buckwheat batter.
Parks and Recreation
A recreation area featuring a pool, skateboard park, athletic fields & a family-friendly gym.
8
locals recommend
Burgess Park
701 Laurel Street
8
locals recommend
A recreation area featuring a pool, skateboard park, athletic fields & a family-friendly gym.
Palo Alto Parks & Recreation
2500 Embarcadero Way
Green space known for its playground & concrete slide, plus picnic areas & community garden plots.
7
locals recommend
Johnson Park
7
locals recommend
Green space known for its playground & concrete slide, plus picnic areas & community garden plots.
"Right next to Elizabeth F Gamble Garden in Palo Alto residential area. Very picturesque, very well maintained lawn. There are free lessons for visitors. There is ample seating for spectators. Very beautiful area to relax and spend some time here."
Lawn Bowling Green
Waverley Street
"Right next to Elizabeth F Gamble Garden in Palo Alto residential area. Very picturesque, very well maintained lawn. There are free lessons for visitors. There is ample seating for spectators. Very beautiful area to relax and spend some time here."
Small, quiet city park featuring shaded benches & tables, landscaped flower beds & a walking path.
Cogswell Plaza
Small, quiet city park featuring shaded benches & tables, landscaped flower beds & a walking path.
City's 19-acre park with live oaks & redwoods, hosting a swimming pool, playground & sports fields.
10
locals recommend
Rinconada Park
777 Embarcadero Road
10
locals recommend
City's 19-acre park with live oaks & redwoods, hosting a swimming pool, playground & sports fields.
Compact local park featuring a kids' playground with a train & a climbing rock.
7
locals recommend
Heritage Park
300 Homer Avenue
7
locals recommend
Compact local park featuring a kids' playground with a train & a climbing rock.
Arts and Museum
Charming museum in a 1907 home showcasing technology & inventions from the 1750s to the 1950s.
10
locals recommend
The Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Avenue
10
locals recommend
Charming museum in a 1907 home showcasing technology & inventions from the 1750s to the 1950s.
Museum dedicated to city history & innovations created by local figures, plus rotating exhibits.
Palo Alto History Museum
300 Home Avenue
Museum dedicated to city history & innovations created by local figures, plus rotating exhibits.
Classic & contemporary art museum with an outdoor sculpture garden featuring Rodin bronzes.
79
locals recommend
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts
328 Lomita Dr
79
locals recommend
Classic & contemporary art museum with an outdoor sculpture garden featuring Rodin bronzes.
Palo Alto Junior museum and zoo
1120 Hopkins Avenue