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Cafe Renaissance & Fraiche Yogurt, Palo Alto report w/ pics


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Cafe Renaissance & Fraiche Yogurt, Palo Alto report w/ pics

hhc | Jul 12, 2007 09:13 PM

We tried this place on Wed 7/11/07 for dinner. It was empty at 5:30pm, and we were the only ones for a while. It's a casual, Persian place. Place your order at the register, food brought out to u, you can pay before the food or after.

It's a small place, about 18 tables and an Asian woman helped us. We checked out the website before coming here and printed out a coupon that was for the Kubideh special. $6.45 + tax at lunch, $8.45 + tax for dinner.

I ordered more food cuz we wanted to try more things:

eggplant & yogurt appetizer $3.5 - delicious
2 orders of domas (3 per order) $2.5 x 2 = $5 - not good
feta, olives & walnut appetizer $2.5 - just ok

Kubideh special - comes w/ salad & rice, 2 beef kabab & some bread, onions. We thought it was ok, kabab a bit salty but good w/ the rice. Tiny cup of yogurt too, I love yogurt. I must get more w/ my meal! Get a shaker of sumac to add to your rice - that stuff is hella good.

P.& hubby got wine. Don't remember the cost.

One unisex bathroom in the back. Credit cards taken.

Fraiche Yogurt

This shop is across the street from Buca Di Beppo on Emerson St, near Forest.

We loved the design of the place. The waves are very modern & like the look of frozen yogurt.

They had 3 frozen yogurt flavors when I went: natural non-fat, soy 99% fat free, and chocolate 98% fat free. My favorites were the natural & soy. Chocolate was just ok for me.

Prices are ok:

Junior $2.95
Reg $3.95
Reg + 2 toppings $4.95
Large $5.25
Large + 3 toppings $6.75
additional toppings .95c
take home pints $6.95

Toppings available:
toasted almonds
handmade granola
toasted shaved coconut
toasted walnut pieces
dried figs
crumbled graham crackers
shaved Callebaut chocolate
wildflower honey
clover honey
sage honey
Vermont Maple syrup

coffee $2: single drip, espresso, americano
mocha $4
cappucino $3
latte $3.5
tea/iced tea $1.5
hot chocolate $3

P. bought a take home pint of the fresh homemade yogurt which is really tasty too.

We got to talk to one of the owners who talked to us about how they make the yogurt right in the back of the store, you can see it if you go in the back looking thru the window on the left. Incubators & all.

Very cool. Highly recommended place.

Yelper said you gotta ask for a key for the bathrooms. The bathrooms are down the hallway and around the corner, so you can't see them immediately if you just walk along the pasteurizer hallway.

P. said they take credit cards.


Cafe Renaissance
321 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

644 Emerson St Ste 110, Palo Alto, CA 94301

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