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Shop Talk: Palo Alto says goodbye to last 24-hour restaurant

Original post made on Mar 17, 2020

In the latest Shop Talk column, read about Flegel's new location, the addition of two eateries at DoorDash's shared kitchen and business hour changes at Happy Donuts.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 9:16 AM


Posted by EL
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 17, 2020 at 2:59 pm

Really? "last of the surviving 24-hour restaurants"? L&L Hawaiian Barbecue right next door is open 24 hours.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
3890 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 858-2878
Web Link

Posted by Oh Ouch. Gotta fact check
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 17, 2020 at 3:06 pm

I mean, if you're going to base the story as the "last 24 hr restaurant" it should really be the last 24 hour restaurant.

Posted by chris
a resident of University South
on May 9, 2020 at 8:28 pm

Apparently, Shinola is gone for good.

Posted by Resi
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 9, 2020 at 11:45 pm

So we lost the 40+ year institution University Art so we could have Shinola for three years? Greedy commercial landlords and City of Palo Alto working together to improve the quality of life in Palo Alto. Thanks for nothing.

Posted by True 24 Hour Restaurants
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 10, 2020 at 9:07 am

The last REAL 24 hour restaurant/coffee shop in Palo Alto was the University Creamery in downtown Palo Alto.

That was where students, graveyard shift workers, bohemians, book readers & late shift restaurant employees went to grab a bite to eat, meet with their friends/colleagues or just hang out in solitude.

A Happy Donut joint on ECR doesn't quite cut it in terms of overall ambience and ease of accessibility...neither does a Hawaiian-themed restaurant.

There used to be another 24-hour coffee shop on the corner of ECR & Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park. Long gone but another good late night diner.

Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on May 10, 2020 at 6:52 pm

Lyon's on ECR was always my favorite a million years ago.
But that may have been just across the line in Los Altos.