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Eating Out - June 2, 2017

Style over substance

With hits and misses, Terrain Cafe needs to establish an identity

by Ruth Schechter

Dotted with oversized planters filled with exuberant greenery, Terrain Cafe certainly lives up to its name. An enormous ceiling fixture flaunts an artistic composition of twigs, mosses and leaves, baskets of ferns dangle overhead, chairs are made of woven rattan and two walls of windows blur the divide between outdoors and in. These elements all combine to create a natural and informal ambiance that fits right in with the restaurant's al fresco garden premise.

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Email Ruth Schechter at Terrain Cafe Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real, #1301, Palo Alto 650-262-1830 Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m.--9 p.m. Credit cards: Yes Reservations: Open Table Catering: No Delivery: No Outdoor seating: Yes Parking: Adjacent lots Alcohol: Beer and wine Happy Hour: No Wheelchair access: Yes Noise level: High Bathroom cleanliness: Average


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