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The 10 Best Breakfast Places Near Palo Alto

Updated: December 9, 2021

A tasty breakfast sets the tone for the day and these Palo Alto diners make the best scrambles and pastry in town! We referred to top food blogs and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews to find the best breakfasts. For the best breakfast burritos, muffins, pancakes, and drip coffees head to any of these Palo Alto Diners.

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Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels

Bagel shop, $, Palo AltoBagel shop, $Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Bill's Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $$, Palo AltoTea & Coffee, $$Palo Alto, Midtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Dinah's Poolside Restaurant

American, $$, Palo AltoAmerican, $$Palo Alto, Charleston Meadow
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Crepevine Restaurants

New American, $$, Palo AltoNew American, $$Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Hobee's Restaurant

American, $$, Palo AltoAmerican, $$Palo Alto, Palo Alto Orchards
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further


Latin, $$, Redwood CityLatin, $$Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0


Italian, $$, StanfordItalian, $$Stanford
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Infatuation

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Cafe Borrone

Italian, $$, Menlo ParkItalian, $$Menlo Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Coffeebar - Redwood City

Tea & Coffee, $12 avg. main dish, Redwood CityTea & Coffee, $12 avg. main dishRedwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Coffeebar - Menlo Park Downtown

Tea & Coffee, $$, Menlo ParkTea & Coffee, $$Menlo Park, Downtown Menlo Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Palo Alto. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28999 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 2955 lists and articles from Do The Bay, Infatuation and CultureTrip and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in Do The Bay - Best Brunch In The Bay: How To Do Brunch, Infatuation - A Complete Guide To Eating In Palo Alto And The Rest Of The Peninsula and CultureTrip - 10 Best Cultural Restaurants In Palo Alto. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for berry pancake

    When ordering berry pancake, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Rosé, a popular pink wine.

  • Port with your pancake with chocolate sauce

    having pancake with chocolate sauce and not sure red wine to drink with it? Go for Port. Its strongflavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Interesting facts

  • A belly full of pancake

    Are you a fan ofpancake? The current record for eating the most pancake is 113 pancakes! Do you love pancake enough to beat this record?

  • Once upon a time

    The breakfast sandwich was only thought up in 1970s! We wonder what people ever did without some good breakfast sandwich in their lives...

  • The largest pancake ever

    How big was the largest pancake ever made? The correct answer is 49 feet 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch deep, a record achieved in Manchester, England in 1994.

Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in Palo Alto can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that lets you pre-book a great parking spot.

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