Eating, like playing flag football or traversing a dark alley with a shattered Magic 8 Ball nearby, should rarely be attempted alone. Feast in a social setting with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of crepes, casual eats, and drinks at Bistro Maxine, located in Palo Alto.
Francophiles will appreciate Bistro Maxine's casual approach to dining, with pretention-free lunches and carefree dinners in the flavorful form of authentic crepes, soups, salads, sandwiches, espresso drinks, cocktails, and ice cream. Those hampered by hunger will find the pièce de résistance of soft, warm crepes freshly scooped from imported griddles. Whether savory or sweet, each crepe is stuffed with a winning combination, such as goat cheese, mushrooms, and spinach ($9); banana and Nutella ($5); or the devilish blend of sautéed apples, Calvados, and rich crème fraiche known as the Normande ($7). A number of Continental potables are on hand to escort eats down dappled gullets—sip a kir royal (blackcurrant liqueur and champagne, $8) or a glass of house wine ($7), or drown sober worries with a bottle of chardonnay or Cote du Ventoux ($19).
If the weather is nice, or if you like eating sandwiches in the rain, take a cool, metal-rattan seat at one of the outdoor tables imported from France. Bistro Maxine's European elegance melds with a welcoming ambience to create a logical setting for staring into the eyes of your living-statue soul mate. Call ahead to make a reservation.
- Bistro Maxine is a bright, friendly little spot, a coffee shop and creperie rolled into one. – Cheryl Sternman Rule, Metroactive
- Absolutely delicious! I've never been disappointed with my meal here. Usually when I'm here I overhear other customers chatting in French, so that's a great sign. – Lea S., Yelp
548 Ramona St.
Palo Alto, California 94301Get Directions