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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.

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