For our second breakfast in Palo Alto, we took the advice of our friends from the area and headed to University Cafe. The restaurant is conveniently located on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto. The inside of the dining area is huge compared to other coffee shops of cafes. In addition to a variety of hot beverages a lengthy breakfast menu is offered and orders can be placed at the counter in the back of the room.

Inside University Cafe

One glance at the menu and I knew what I was ordering, the brioche French toast ($9). This comes served with a fruit salad. I would have preferred another slice of the french toast and a smaller serving of fruit, as the french toast was obviously the stand out item on my plate. It was delicious!

Brioche French Toast

My wife ordered the veggie omelet with zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, tomato, onion, garlic, cheese, crème fraîche ($9). This was served with home fries and toast. I didn’t have any of her omelet, but from what I remember she really seemed to like it. The home fries however were not very good, much too hard to easily eat.

Veggie Omelet

Our food was prepared quickly and delivered to our selected table. Without having a dedicated server, it is hard to comment much on the service provided by the staff, but every interaction we had with them was pleasant. Overall this is a good spot for a relatively cheap breakfast.

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