Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Palo Alto

Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Palo Alto

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Anyone can find the popular spots, but if you’re willing to embrace the unknown, you’ll find that Palo Alto is full of hidden gems.

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    Backyard is absolutely amazing. Sit by the fire. One of the best places i've been to in the bay area. -- Nils Paajanen via Foursquare
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    Silly things -- Nikolai Burtokowski via Foursquare
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    Go to the back and score a seat in the comfy couch by the fire place! Don't know what to order? Ask for a recommendation-super knowledgeable staff! -- Angela Lyles via Foursquare
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    Now called Cafe Venetia because the del Doge owner didn't want to expand, but the franchise owner did! Coffee's still from Italy and roasted by the same person. -- Chris Messina via Foursquare
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    The local purveyors who supplied the ingredients for each item are listed directly on the menu: some well-known sources include Mariquita Farm, Cowgirl Creamery, Niman Ranch and Fulton Valley Farms. -- Gilt City via Foursquare
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    Listen closely. You may overhear patrons talking about preferred shares, term sheets, or user retention rates at this tech hotspot. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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    Breakfast sandwich is very good. 2 eggs on freshly made croissant or baguette. -- S Turner via Foursquare
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    Don't be discouraged by the constant long lines - they move quickly and the wait is oh so worth it. Get the mint mojito or mocha tesora and I guarantee they'll have you coming back for more! -- Desmond L via Foursquare
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    Mint chip milkshake made w/ homemade ice cream, egg salad sandwich w/ black olives on sourdough & extra pickles on the side, steak fries, any baked goods like cookies, pies. Oh so good & open late! -- Shannon Z via Foursquare
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    This is the best coffee I've had in years. Each cup is custom made to your liking and is made right in front of you in a single drip cup. It is amazing! -- Anne Heit via Foursquare
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    The Crepe Bretonne is all kinds of amazing. Chicken apple sausage, scrambled eggs, onions, mushrooms, brie cheese. -- Carolyn Kao via Foursquare
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    The Banana Cream Pie is to die for. We love it more than the BCP at Mission Pie in SF. Fresh bananas, perfect custard (not too firm not too runny) and a thick graham cracker crust! -- LocoCat via Foursquare
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