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New Creperie Bistro Maxine

Original post made by Ella, Downtown North, on Jun 20, 2006

Has anyone heard anything about this place? Apparently, it's a crepe place going in on California Ave. I'm curious to know when it opens, etc.

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Posted by never mind
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jun 20, 2006 at 6:52 pm

It's not on Cal Ave, but at 548 Ramona. It's opened, but I haven't tried it yet.

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Posted by Stephanie Wansek
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 24, 2006 at 4:43 pm

Bistro Maxine opened in downtown Palo Alto on Wednesday June 14th.

We are located at 548 Ramona St. between University and Hamilton.

Please see our website at

Thank you for your interest,

Stephanie Wansek
Owner, Bistro Maxine

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Posted by Theresa
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 13, 2006 at 1:27 pm

I ate at Bistro Maxine yesterday and enjoyed it. I had a Mt. San Michel crepe, which has brie, walnuts, and thinly sliced apples. The crepe was beautiful and was served with a small balsamic-dressed salad. The food prices seem reasonable and the crepes are lovely.

The only criticism is that my glass of iced tea, which was served in one of those tiny jelly-jar-type glasses that hold maybe 1/2 cup, cost $2.25, which was not listed on the menu. Hot tea is listed at $1.75. Not a big deal, but I was only able to flag the waitress down for two more refills when things got busy at lunchtime, so I was thirsty!

I chatted with the owner about the lack of signage and publicity, and he says that should change shortly. The restaurant opened in late June, so it's only been three weeks. Give it a shot.

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Posted by Ana
a resident of another community
on Aug 6, 2006 at 11:27 pm

You must try the crepes, I hear the recipe comes from France and it's fabulous! It's especially wonderful with Nutella chocolate!

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Posted by Amy
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 15, 2006 at 2:27 pm

All I can say is that if Stepahnie Wansek is the owner, it has to be good. What a professional, hard working woman she is, with a GREAT reputation in Palo Alto. Haven't tried it yet, but will because of Stepahnie.
Good luck Bistro Maxine

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Posted by Susanne
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 17, 2006 at 9:45 pm

Bistro Maxine is great. Great place for either dinner crepes. We had the sucre and the nutella crepe and they were great. Palo Alto really needed a nice cafe like crepe place and its perfect for coffee and crepes in the evening. Very nicely done up too. One suggstion is that the lights are a bit bright so they might want to dim them a little to make it a little bit more cosy. Buts it great. Definitely intend to go back often.

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