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Incongruity on University

Original post made on Feb 5, 2010

The restaurant space at 473 University Ave. was built as Cafe Niebaum-Coppola in 2002, with sky-high ceilings, classic wood pillars and hardwood floors. Articulated doors opened across the front, softening the ambiance.

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Comments (5)

Posted by Jack, a resident of Midtown
on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm

What Dale Bentson referred to as "dreadful wallpaper" plastered "onto every flat-walled surface" is actually custom, original, hand-painted artwork on the walls, by a New York artist, brought in specifically for the job. Good one, Dale!


Posted by Mayfield Child, a resident of Green Acres
on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I am soooooooooooooooooo hungry now reading this! It sounds great! So I have to close my eyes inbetween bites...who cares?!!!!!
Thanks for the update.


Posted by Anon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 6, 2010 at 12:18 am

My favorite eyesore used to be Machismo Mouse restaurant ... forget where it used to be, but I loved the fresh, lean cooked health food. A place way ahead of its time that was really fantastic ... but also very ugly on the inside, sporting raw concrete surfaces, with corrugated metal textures on the seats. What a great place that was.

Loui, Loui sounds pretty good as far as the food!


Posted by R, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 6, 2010 at 6:22 am

I believe Machismo Mouse became University Cafe.


Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford
on Jan 31, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Mr. Bentson really needs to make a return visit, because the restaurant is now the wonderful (and more affordable) Cafe Renzo. The food is delicious. And I love the wallpaper.


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