Shop Talk | August 26, 2011 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

Eating Out - August 26, 2011

Shop Talk

CAFE ON THE CORNER ... Joanie's Cafe has pulled off what appears to be a seamless transition after moving down the street from 447 to 405 California Ave. in Palo Alto. The menu is unchanged, the employees are the same and seating capacity remains at a cozy 49, so while the look might be new, the feel is what it's always been. In fact, said general manager Maxime Roucoule, there's hardly anything different at all, besides "more windows" and a more spacious layout overall. "Business is really good, really busy," Roucoule said. "We're on a corner now, so we get more walk-ins." But hungry diners should also keep an eye on the old spot — the Joanie's folks are still in charge of the site and could well be serving up bistro goodies from there in the near future.

This story contains 272 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Heard a rumor about your favorite store or business moving out, or in, down the block or across town? Shop Talk will check it out. Email 


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields