Station Cafe

Station Cafe We are an authentic trattoria style Italian restaurant and a third wave coffee shop with amazing coffees and teas from all over the world. Station Cafe is a highly regarded warm trattoria style restaurant featuring a thoughtful wine and beer collection.

It serves awesome sandwiches and salads during lunch. Our homemade bread and dipping sauce is insanely great as are our pastas and not to mention the very popular lamb-shank.

Payment Options:   Amex Discover Mastercard Visa

Price Range: $$

Culinary Team: Ignazio Melis

Attire: Casual


Wow, where do we begin? ......
After a wonderful 3 and a half years of meeting you, knowing you, growing up with you and enjoying every moment of your company, we feel bitter-sweet about bidding goodbye.
Tomorrow is the last day of our restaurant. We will be open on this Friday and Saturday morning for coffee and some pastries.

A wonderful Indian chef Veena Narayanan is going to start a delicious Indian restaurant at our place. She plans to continue the coffee service. We hope you extend to Veena and her staff, the love you gave us so freely.

Andrea and I want to thank each and everyone of you for making this place a success and being a part of our family. We hope to meet many of you in the future. I am very grateful for the awesome people with whom, we have had a chance to work. We will update you of our status on this page from time to time.

Lots of love
Ramesh and Andrea


Wish everyone a very happy Chinese New Year!


Our lunch pasta special; penne pasta w/ garlic, zucchini, sausage, pumpkin and chopped tomatoes; fish of the day; grilled tilapia w/ lemon sauce


Our lunch special sandwiches; tri-tip, chicken pesto, Philly cheese steak, burrito; pasta special - Buccatini pasta w/ sausage, chicken, onions and mushroom in cajun spice; sauteed tuna fish w/ capers, onion in marinara sauce


Weekend specials: Baked yellow squash stuffed w/ mozzarella cheese in marinara sauce for starters; Risotto w/ artichoke, chicken, onions and chopped tomatoes; Buccatini pasta w/chicken, sausage, bell peppers, onion, mushrooms in Cajun sauce; Sautéed pork loin w/ porcini mushrooms sauce; Baked whole red snapper w/ lemon garlic sauce.


Wish you all a very happy new year!


Happy Holidays to everyone! We wish peace on earth and goodwill towards everyone.


Wish you a Very Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful to you to help us establish and enjoy running our cafe for the last three years.


Lunch specials - crab louie; shrimp louie, Chicken pesto sandwich; Buccatini Cajun: buccatini pasta w/ red bell peppers, mushrooms, sausage, cajun spice in tomato cream sauce; Pork scaloppini w/ gorgonzola cream sauce and Tilapia w/ onions, chopped tomatoes w/ pesto sauce.


Saturday night specials: Celery butternut squash soup; Sauteed mixed vegetables w/ balsamic sauce for starters; panzerotti pasta stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese w/ garlic, basil and chopped tomatoes; pork scalloppini w/ porcini mushrooms in white wine sauce; mixed seafood stew w/ garlic marinara sauce and home made carrot cake for the finale. We have excellent wines that we can recommend with the dishes.


Wish you all a very happy Diwali to all of you! Diwali is an Indian Holiday that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. It also marks the beginning of the year in many parts of India.


Happy Halloween! Ghouls Rule!

People who watched the movie MoneyBall might be interested in this article. I like it even more as it was written in our...
Oakland A's Billy Beane's crazy family tree: Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Hillary Clinton

People who watched the movie MoneyBall might be interested in this article. I like it even more as it was written in our own cafe by Daniel Brown, sitting and drinking our special coffees and teas. Thanks Dan!

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's relatives include Madonna (10th cousins, once removed), Celine Dion (11th cousins, once removed), Hillary Clinton (10thth cousins, three times removed) and Camilla Parker-Bowles (11th cousin, two-times removed).

Very sweet of this wonderful lady Jenna, who came in today for her coffee. She writes - "The Mexican pour over I ordered...
Grind Coffee Bar

Very sweet of this wonderful lady Jenna, who came in today for her coffee. She writes - "The Mexican pour over I ordered is one of the best cups of coffee I have ever had. So interesting and complex, and he made it with the vanilla as the only added sweetener. I wanted to cry while drinking it, not only because it was so good, but also because I live so far away from this place."

Coffee & Tea in San Carlos, CA


Fabulous lunch and coffee specials - Pumpkin puree soup, Fresh mozzarella and prosciutto sandwich, Tri-tip sandwich, Basa alla Livornese, Costa Rican Vulcan Azul honey processed coffee, Guatemala Covadunga microlot, Ganesha Espresso and more.


50% off yum pastries till closing. Come on down and wash em down with our wonderful coffee or tea!


Begin the week with a delicious dinner at our cafe; specials for the evening include; veggie fritters to start, then fresh made pasta bags filled with Gorgonzola cheese served with fresh tomato basil sauce. For the main course try our basa fish cooked livornese style. All this can be washed down with a great bottle of barbera or a Chardonnay .


Dinner specials; cream of zucchini, grilled mozzarella cheese with marinara sauce, sautéed pork loin in mushroom gorgonzola sauce, basa piccata and some great wines to accompany.


Join us for some great lunch specials; Cobb salad; Sautéed pork scallopini w/ poricini mushrooms in white wine sauce; fresh tagliatelle pasta w/ cauliflower, mushrooms, leeks and chopped tomatoes; tender beef strips w/ leeks, celery in grapefruit sauce; Sautéed Tilapia w/ lemon caper sauce


Happy Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year! May your year be filled with happiness, wonder and prosperity.


Happy Pakistani and Indian Independence Day!


We are back! Thanks for your understanding and look forward to seeing you all.


Station Cafe on a vacation! We are closed from July 29th to Aug 4th. See you back on Aug 5th. We sincerely hope you won't mind any inconvenience this may cause you.


Happy Fourth of July!


We are very glad to announce that we have increased our operating hours; we are now open from 7 AM to 9:00 PM and on Fridays and Saturdays, we are open from 7 AM till 9:30 PM.


Sandwich specials;
Turkey, swiss and honey mustard sauce; Ham, sliced mozzarella and sun dried tomato garlic sauce; Roast beef pastrami with pepper jack and avocado sauce; Prosciutto fresh mozzarella with pesto sauce.


Wish everyone a very happy Fathers' Day!


Exceptional Barista wanted

We are a well regarded coffee bar among coffee enthusiasts in the peninsula. We offer great coffees from all over the world, coffees which are roasted to perfection and are fresh. What is missing that takes us to being the best coffee bar and most well known in the peninsula is YOU!

Job Summary:
We seek a lead barista, possessing an unnatural ease with people and pressure. One who is committed to great coffee. We are looking for a person who is a very well trained barista, well versed with coffee geographies, hosting cupping sessions and on coffee roasting. We want it all!

Please email us your resume or call us for an appointment.

Under immediate supervision, this position is responsible for all coffee related business at the cafe including supervision and training.

We require a minimum of three years in the coffee industry. Roasting experience a plus. We offer a great environment to make it your own, expand your knowledge and good compensation.


Pesce Hawaiiano; a delightful dish of sautéed Tilapia, with grapes, onions in orange sauce. Yum is an understatement! That and other tasty treats this evening. Come on in and enjoy a relaxed evening with some amazing coffees and teas.


We are very happy to be carrying Rugelach from Debbie's Rugelach. They are really really tasty!


Specials for the day; Potato onion puree soup; Sautéed prawns w/ jalapeños, garlic, marinara sauce flambéed with Brandy for starters; Buccatini pasta w/ yellow squash, onions, grapes, pork, chopped tomatoes in red wine sauce; Sautéed Basa fish w/ layers of eggplant and onion in marinara sauce. Come on in and wash them down with some fabulous white and red wines.


Weekend specials; Grilled eggplant stuffed with mozzarella cheese and artichokes and baked, served w/ marinara sauce for starters; Egg fettuccine pasta w/ mixed fish, garlic and marinara sauce; Sauteed Basa and prawns w/ red onions, Cajun spice in white wine sauce; lemon cream tart for the sweet tooth; peru CEPICAFE medium roast coffee on a slow drip


Tasty Chile Rellenos, Rice salad, couscous salad and veggie burger; our lunch specials!! Come on in and enjoy the treat.


Weekend lunch specials: Gazpacho soup w/ lemon, mint, cucumber and onions; Salad of rice, vegetables, pesto w/ chicken or sausage; potato salad, burger special of chicken or veggie w/ watercress, onions and tomatoes


Happy Mothers Day. Moms are awesome!


We are closed on Sundays in May; Family visiting ;)


Our evening specials; melons wrapped with prosciutto di parma, oricchiette pasta w/ chicken, artichokes, garlic and chopped tomatoes, pan seared tilapia with garlic sauce, creme brulet and pear tart


Very happy birthday to Ella Fitzgerald


Happy Earth Day! So glad we have it :)


Dinner specials; Tomato red bell pepper puree for soup, Stuffed zucchini baked w/ fresh mozzarella in marinara sauce for starter, Spaghetti carbonara and Pesce Bianco - mixed sautéed fish (Mahi-mahi and tilapia) in red bell pepper sauce, chocolate fondant and carrot cake for dessert


601 Old County Rd
San Carlos, CA

Located across the Cal Train San Carlos station


(650) 802-0121


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