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Flea Street Cafe

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(6 Reviews)

3607 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 854-1226

Today: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tomorrow: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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General Info
40 years ago and decades before it became popular, Jesse Cool led a movement of preparing and serving only fresh, in-season, organic and local...ingredient-driven meals. The flagship of that movement, Late for the Train (1979-2004) and Flea St. Cafe. Today we know sustainability works. When Jesse set out to open her first organic restaurants, critics said it couldn't be done. Yet, along with a dedicated staff and host local farmers, vintners, fishermen and ranchers, Jesse has proven that Sustainable Cuisine is not only viable but even a preferable business model too. To this day, Flea St. Cafe continues to garner recognition and awards for environmental achievement, business sustainability, and community service. Flea St. Cafe's kitchen is led by chef Charlie Parker. With a deep respect for its own unique culinary traditions as well as those of global trends in cuisine and diversity, Flea St Cafe has aged into one of the nations truly iconic sustainable dining locations.
Regular Hours
Tue - Sun:
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Primary Phone: (650) 854-2145

Phone: (650) 854-2145

Fax: (650) 854-2145

Payment method
discover, all major credit cards
Price Range
University Heights
American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: Caterers, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Editorial review from Citysearch

good for great value. service could have been better



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food for dinner

My wife and I celebrated our 15th anniversary here last month and I kept on asking her why we haven't been to this place until then. The food here is simply delicious. Great service.

It is more expensive than similar dining places in the area, but i tell you, you'd forget about the bill and the prices once you start eating!



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Organic, healthy decadence

Dinner was really good. The bread was delicious. The friend green tomatoes weren't too heavy. The assortment of vegatables were each perfectly cooked. The steak, although it was a filet mignon, actually had flavor, was a large portion, and was perfectly cooked. The desert was tasty. Although we ate a fair amount and left sated, we didn't feel bloated. I highly recommend this little treasure.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Resting on its laurels...

After all the hype and wanting to go for years I finally made it last night and all I can say is--what's the big deal? Our dinner was rather mediocre given our expectations and the cost.

The ingredients were good and each dish had an interesting point but not enough to make up for faults elsewhere. The vegetable fritto misto was tasty and the cornmeal batter was nice but several of the vegetables were far too fibrous and others were overcooked. The 'stacked' beet and goat cheese was also tasty and the citrus zest was a nice touch--not a lot to find fault with here except that it wasn't really a stack so much as three thin presentations of beet-cheese-beet. I had the halibut cheeks. Very interesting texture and good flavor but I could barely taste many of the ingredients for the overpowering and very salty kalamata olives. My friend had the portobello wellington with a beet reduction. Also good, but hardly original (probably stolen from Michel Richard--that's not very 'cool'). Wines were totally unremarkable. The ginger creme brulee was an absolute disaster--it was barely bruleed and full of air bubbles, giving it a texture more like porridge. Yuck.

I won't be returning.



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Cozy Cafe

Had a wonderful tasting brunch, the complimentary biscuits are warm and delicious and the o.j. refreshing. I have to agree that service is a bit slow and there was a delay in our order due to a mix-up in the kitchen, but they comp'ed us more o.j. I had the Niman Ranch scramble with ham and it was excellent. They have a good menu with interesting pairings of flavors - food for thought. My friend said his cuppa reg coffee was excellent. I would go again. It has a wonderful setting for a more special brunch occassion (e.g., Mother's Day).



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Interprative Breakfast

We visited Flea St. Cafe at approximately 10:30 on a Sunday morning. The restaurant was essentially empty at that point, but it still took quite some time for our food to arrive. We found the decor to be dark, the lighting dim and the music a bit too loud.

The food was plentiful, and while it wasn't quite what we anticipated (intreprative corned beef hash... brocolli & caulifower for breakfast?) it was basically tasty.

Service was slow and it was slightly disconcerting to have one of the waiters hovering in the doorway directly behind our table while we were eating.