Breakfast Math in Palo Alto

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and on a relaxing Saturday morning, there are few things I want more than a delicious, healthy brunch. My all-time favorite breakfast spot is Calafia in the Town and Country Center in Palo Alto. I definitely recommend taking your child to breakfast at Calafia on a Saturday morning during the school year and then heading over to their tutoring session at Mathnasium of Palo Alto- Menlo Park for a wonderful, math-filled morning. In the meantime, here are some rad math problems about this cool place in Palo Alto:

1. You, your mother, and your younger brother are super hungry and decide to order a few different items off of the menu to share. You order the Vegan Love Fest Pizza ($11), the Crimson Quinoa Salad ($10), a side of oatmeal ($9), and a fruit cup ($5).

a) What was the total cost of breakfast for the three of you?

b) How much did breakfast per person?

2. You are about to pay, but your mother decides to bring breakfast home for your dad who is sick with a cold. She decides to order the Tofu Scramble ($12) to go for him. Due to the fabulous food and friendly service at Calafia, your mother decides to leave a nice tip of 20% of your total bill. How much money does your mom leave as a tip?

Now that you’re all fueled up with yummy and nutritious foods, you will feel energized and focused for your session at Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park. And isn’t it nice to spend quality time with your mom and brother? This could easily become a Saturday routine!

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Menlo Park Summer Math Camp

2 minutes away from Palo Alto – Menlo Park Mathnasium’s summer math camp is the popular breakfast joint Stacks. Stacks is the typical American breakfast place that serves very large portions. Their food tastes amazing and is the perfect way to treat your child after or before their session at Mathnasium’s summer math camp.


Mathnasium’s summer math camp is a great way for your child to refresh his math skills as well as learn new skills. We will ensure that your child will be ready for their math class in the upcoming school year.

Stacks is only open from morning to lunch time. Their menu comprises of breakfast crepes, different types of scrambled eggs, fritattas, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, omelets, pancakes, waffles, french toasts, yogurt sundaes, oatmeal, and more! By taking your child to Stacks, you can also quiz them on their math skills. Here are some examples:

  1. You go to stacks with your two sons. You order eggs benedict ($8.50), your first son orders the chocolate devine waffle($9.75), and your other son orders french toast($9.50). How much does everything cost all together? How much is tax (tax is approximately 9.50%)? How much does the order cost with tax?
  2. If Stacks is .2 miles away from Mathnasium’s summer math camp and your drive there at 35 mph, how long will it take you to get to Mathnasium (assume no stop lights and traffic)?
  3. If each waffle has a radius of 4 inches and a height of 1 inch, what is the volume of the waffle (volume = 2 * pi * r * h)? What is the area of the face of the waffle (area = pi * r * r)?

Clearly, Stacks is not only a delicious place to get breakfast, but it is also a great way to quiz your child on their math skills. For more information about Stacks and their menu, check out their website!

We hope to see your child this summer at Mathnasium’s summer math camp. For more information about Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park and other unique word problems, visit our website at

Post Summer Math Camp Fun Breakfast

After the kids leave the fun of Mathnasium’s summer math camp than spoil them to a great tasty breakfast down the street at Cafe Borrone. Cafe Borrone is not a chain restaurant rather it is an original Borrone Family restaurant and  has held the  high standards by staying small and keeping the  family’s tradition of  hard work and hospitality going. 

What Should you get when you go to Cafe Borrone?
Well there is a wide variety of different highly recommended dishes that  Cafe Borrone is well recognized for, one of which is there tasty and healthy Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich that one described before as “the best grilled cheese sandwich I had”.  But grilled cheese sandwiches while highly recommended to take there isn’t what Cafe Borrone is most known for, Cafe Borrone is renowned through the south bay for its Waffles and Milkshakes that are described by some as “The Best waffle in the bay”. As far as there Milkshakes go they don’t lack in ingredients, you can get pretty much every type and mixture of milkshake you would ever want, the milkshake .

While at Cafe Borrone, you can quiz your child in math. Ask them to calculate the cost of the entire meal before tax and tip. Then ask them to calculate the cost of the meal with tax and tip. See if they get close!

You can also ask them to calculate the area of their meal. If they ordered a waffle, use the circle area formula, if they ordered a sandwich, they can either use the triangle or square area formula.

Ask your child what they learned at Mathnasium’s summer math camp and try to quiz them on that too!

Want more? Make sure to check out our other posts about summer camps around the bay area. In addition to registering for cool camps, don’t forget to leave time for relieving summer “brain drain” at Mathnasium this summer! Visit our website at