Looking to dine out but eat healthy? Look no further for the perfect balance of health and flavor than Café Taxim. With starters such as hummus and tabbouleh and salads like the famous Shepherd salad with tomato, cucumber, onion, parsley and mint and a lemon dressing are fibrous there is an abundance of fibrous, low-fat options that are fresh and delicious. Larger plates are also available like gyros, kebabs, falafels, and wraps are made with local lean meat, vegetables, and cheeses. Come to Café Taxim and have a taste of Turkey in Palo Alto!
Our menus change occasionally, so for the most up-to-date options, please visit our online ordering menu here.
Strained yogurt, olive oil, mint, and garlic.
Chickpea purée, tahini, olive oil, and lemon.
Smoked eggplant, tahini, and olive oil.
Fresh parsley, tomatoes, cracked wheat, red onions, and lemon vinaigrette.
Vine leaves, rice, currants, and herbs.
Four pieces of falafel with hummus and baba ghannoush.
Phyllo crisp, spinach, and feta cheese.
Deep-fried rolled pastry filled with feta cheese and parsley.
Fried squid and cocktail sauce.
Falafel, dolma, haydari, tzatziki, baba ghannoush, hummus, olives, and tabbouleh.
ExtrasGrilled Chicken Breast (+$3.00), Lamb & Beef Gyros (+$3.00), Salmon (+$5.00), Prawns (+$5.00).
Garbanzo beans, cherry tomatoes, red onions, sumac, parsley, and red wine vinaigrette.
Spring mix lettuce, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, and honey-balsamic vinaigrette. | Size Choices: Half, Full (+$3.00)
Gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, avocado, and pomegranate vinaigrette. | Size Choices: Half, Full (+$3.00)
Romaine lettuce, fresh tomato, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese. | Size Choices: Half, Full (+$3.00)
Tomato, cucumber, onions, parsley, and mint. Served with house dressing. | Size Choices: Half, Full (+$3.00)
Goat Cheese-Stuffed Falafel Salad
Spring mix lettuce, avocado, and lemon vinaigrette.
Garbanzo beans, celery, parsley, cherry tomatoes, and lemon vinaigrette.
Soup & Greek Salad Combo
Soup of the day with Greek salad.
Lamb & Beef Gyro
Thin-sliced marinated lamb and beef. Served with rice, salad, and house bread.
Thin-sliced garlic and herb-marinated chicken. Served with rice, salad, and house bread.
Grilled minced lamb with beef lightly spiced with fresh parsley and onions. Served with rice, salad, and house bread.
Smoked paprika, garlic, and herb-marinated. Served with rice, salad, and house bread.
Red pepper paste and garlic-marinated. Served with rice, salad, and house bread.
Tomato paste and shallot-marinated. Served with rice, salad, and house bread.
Grilled Salmon Fillet
Fine herbs and garlic-marinated. Served with rice, salad, and house bread.
Lemon, paprika, and oregano-marinated. Served with rice, salad, and house bread.
Lamb and beef gyro, beef skewer, and chicken skewer. Served with rice, salad, and house bread.
Olive paste, feta cheese, and tomatoes. Served with French fries and spring mix salad.
Hummus, tomatoes, and lettuce. Served with French fries and spring mix salad.
Minced meat wrapped in lavash with tomato sauce and yogurt.
Beef and lamb gyros, toasted bread, tomato sauce, brown butter, and yogurt.
Roasted portobello mushroom, zucchini, eggplant, gorgonzola cheese, and marinara. (vegetarian)
Roasted eggplant, caramelized onions, tomatoes, spinach, and couscous.
Beef, onions, parsley, tomatoes, rice, and herbs.
Beef dumplings with yogurt, brown butter, and paprika.
Phyllo crust, chicken breast and vegetables, green apple and currants, and coconut curry.
Roasted eggplant, potatoes, spiced ground beef, Béchamel, and marinara.
Beef patty, tomatoes, lettuce, mozzarella cheese, onions, pickles, and mayonnaise. Served with French fries and a small salad. | How Well Done?: Rare, Medium Rare, Medium, Medium Well, Well Done
Lamb & Beef Gyro
Lamb and beef gyros, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and tzatziki.
Chicken gyro, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and tzatziki.
Combination of lamb, beef, and chicken gyros, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and tzatziki.
Spiced minced beef, red onions, and hot chili.
Hummus, tahini, lettuce, and tomatoes.
Feta cheese, lettuce, hummus, and baba ghannoush.
Grilled zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplant with tahini sauce.
Ground beef and vegetables, fresh herbs, and tomatoes. Comes with two pieces.
Fresh-basked Turkish-style pizza with mozzarella cheese.
Fresh-baked Turkish-style pizza with mozzarella cheese and Turkish spiced cured beef.
Fresh-baked Turkish-style pizza with mozzarella cheese and spinach.
Kid's Cheese Pizza
Kid's cheese pizza.
Mixed with our own house special spices.
Layers of filo dough and walnuts baked with our own house syrup.
Oven-baked rice pudding with milk, organic sugar, vanilla bean, and cinnamon.
Crispy shredded dough, walnuts, and syrup.
Warm shredded dough, imported Turkish cheese, pistachios, and syrup.