Posted by Our report, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm
We've stopped by twice now. It is pretty good - big butcher section, cheese, fruit & veggies. Similar to Piazza's or Mollie Stone's. Definitely skewed more toward higher priced stuff, though there were some more modestly priced selections as well. Parking a bit of a hassle - narrow, somebody almost hit us pulling out of their spot.
Overall, we think we prefer Sprouts based on pricing and selection, though we probably prefer this place to Mollie Stones. Plus Sprouts has plastic bags of course ;-)
Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm Ducatigirl is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Went to Miki's this morning, and the first thing that happened was that my car was nearly hit head on by a driver coming out, too fast, of the same driveway I was going in. I was lucky to find a parking space after driving around a while, because by 11:00, the lot was almost completely full. There is not enough parking for Starbuck's customers, so it spills over into Miki's.
The store itself is nice, not that small, but definitely pricier than promoted. Cheaper than Mollie Stone's ,but not nearly so snooty. Cheaper than Whole Foods, but more expensive than Safeway or Piazza's.
I may go there for wine or produce, but otherwise, I will stick with Piazza's. That entry and exit situation is too dangerous, the parking too limited.
Posted by Impressed, a member of the Barron Park School community, on Jan 21, 2013 at 10:40 pm
My husband and I are delighted that such a great grocery store has come to Palo Alto. We were impressed with Miki's diverse and high quality selections - it's fun to go grocery shopping again. Service is great. The owner walks around to make sure you can find everything and thanks you for coming. We hope more people will try the store out - if you do, you'll be impressed. We only go to Piazza's or Mollie Stone's if we need a few items but this store will be our primary grocery store for produce, cheese, meat, deli and bakery items even though it's a little further to drive to. As far as parking goes, I believe there is also underground parking in addition to the parking in front of the store entrance.