Cafes and Restaurants

There are a number of eateries in the Research Park close to Porter drive. In addition, California Avenue in Palo Alto is the home of a number of fabulous restaurants and cafes.

Bistro 3160 courtyard Bistro @ 3160

3160 Porter Drive

Breakfast 7:30-10:00
Lunch 11:30-1:30
Snack 1:30 - 2:00

The Bistro @ 3160 is on site at Porter Drive!

A perfect place start to your morning - enjoy local pastries, coffee and a self-serve espresso bar, seasonal fruits and healthy options or a hearty breakfast from the grill. At lunch, visit Bistro @ 3160 for globally-inspired ethnic fare, daily grill specials, tossed-to-order salads, and house-baked flatbreads and panini. Build your own sandwich or salad at our deli and salad bars, and pair it with a made-from scratch cup or bowl of soup. Here at Bistro @ 3160, you’ll find a vibrant café abundant with local, sustainable and delicious choices every day!

For Weekly Specials please visit the Bistro @ 3160 website

Catering services are also provided for breakfast and lunch meetings. Lunch or catering can be ordered by visiting:

Good Earth Patio Café and Bakery

1899 Page Mill Road

Located at Page Mill Hill across our parking lot





Tibco CafeTibco Café

3301 Hillview

Breakfast 8-10:30
Lunch 12:00-2:00
Snack 2:00- 2:30

Walking Directions to Tibco (approx. 10 minutes)

  • Turn right onto Porter (going away from Page Mill)
  • Turn right at Hillview. The sidewalk comes and goes, so you’ll need to use the bike lane from time to time.
  • You’ll see Tibco on the left, enter their driveway.
  • Tibco Café is in the first building on the left, #3301.

Bistro @ 3160 - 3160 Porter Drive

California Ave Restaurants

Spalti Ristorante: Ph 327-9390 -- 417 California Ave., Palo Alto. Lunch and dinner. North Italian:fish, pasta, chicken, veal, seafood, lamb, steak, etc. Patio seating in spring/summer.

Szechwan Cafe: Ph 327-1688 -- 406 California Ave, Palo Alto. Lunch and dinner. Szechuan and Hunan styles in an informal, elegant atmosphere.

Palo Alto Sol Restaurant: Ph 328-8840 -- 408 S California Ave, Palo Alto

Quizno’s Sub: Ph 330-0111 -- 490 California Ave. Palo Alto

Subway Sandwiches: Ph 289-9002 -- 421 California Ave. Palo Alto

Café La Dolce Vita: Ph 323-0478 – 299 California Ave Palo Alto

Neighboring Restaurants

Hobee's: Ph 856-6124 -- 67 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto, CA. Breakfast and lunch served all day. Healthy, organic meals, salad bar and famous blueberry coffee cake.

Straits Café: Ph 494-7168 -- 3295 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Lunch & Dinner. Asian - Poultry, meat, seafood & vegetarian dishes.

Blue Chalk Café: Ph 326-1020 -- 630 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Lunch & Dinner.
Seafood, home-made biscuits, grits, soups, salads, sandwiches.

Celia's Mexican Restaurant: Ph 843-0643 -- 3740 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Lunch and dinner, open 7 days. Traditional, grande and vegetarian food. Eat indoors or out on heated patio.

Pizz'a Chicago: Ph 424-9400 -- 4115 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Lunch and dinner. Deep dish pizzas, salads, appetizers

The Ace of Sandwiches: Ph 855-9993 -- 3864 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Hours: Monday - Friday 10am to 6pm. Saturday 11am to 4pm. Specializing in "Boars Head" meats & cheeses; Catering.

Papa John's Pizza: Ph 493-7272 -- 3898 El Camino Real Palo Alto

Olive Garden: Ph 326-5673 – 2515 El Camino Real Palo Alto

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Ph 462-9154 -- 2675 El Camino Real Palo Alto

Taqueria El Grullense: Ph 251-9317 --  3636 El Camino Real Palo Alto