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9850 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94038
650-728-1411
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of a Kind!

Stopped in here by accident. Was driving North out of Princeton by the Sea (El Granada / Half Moon Bay) on Hwy 1 past the old Half Moon Airport, saw the full parking lot and a very nondescript sign announcing the 3-Zero Cafe. Figured it was far enough out of town to not be too touristy, so did a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
toughbutfair99
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SF Bay Area
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
SF Bay Area
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stopped in here by accident. Was driving North out of Princeton by the Sea (El Granada / Half Moon Bay) on Hwy 1 past the old Half Moon Airport, saw the full parking lot and a very nondescript sign announcing the 3-Zero Cafe. Figured it was far enough out of town to not be too touristy, so did a hard... More 

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Larkspur, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My friends and I had lunch at this bright and airy restaurant. The ceiling was decorated with hanging model airplanes and old photos so it was fun to look around as I waited for my friends. Also got to see a couple of planes landing on the airfield. I had a BLT sandwich that was delicious. My bacon was well... More 

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Over the Atlantic
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95 reviews 95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Fun location and very friendly service. The blueberry and honey wheat pancakes were quite good. The rest of our food could have used a lot less grease. Coffee was burned tasting. Server offered to get us some from a different pot but that tasted the same. Based on the reviews we were really looking forward to three zero but won't... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of our weekend go-to restaurants for breakfasts! Something for everyone in the family. From kids to foodies, everyone will find something to love. Fresh OJ is a great way to start. I like savory, but my sweet loving friends have lots of choices, too. It has a scenic view, if you like to watch planes land and... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

i came in because it was recommended by camp host at pillar point, what a great choice.... Chicken fried steak was super, the farmers breakfast was to die for, so much meat!!! Mark Smith, the owner, I can't express what a delight it was to be served by him, and get to know him. He is a pilot and really... More 

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Mckinleyville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

After reading all the good reviews decided to try this place for breakfast. Food was decent, service was less than average although they did seem pretty busy. Would give a higher rating if the restaurant were a little bit cleaner. A bit over priced we thought, but we all left mostly satisfied. Not quite sure what all the hype is... More 

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Bay area
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

St north of Half Moon Bay harbor , at the Half Moon Bay Airport, is this great little restaurant. It sits on the edge of the runway and has the best value for breakfast in Half Moon Bay. their hours are short, they usually close around 2 in the afternoon but they do serve an early lunch as well. So... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

3-zero Cafe keeps it simple: good food, great views of planes taking off at the local airport, and walls of aviation history to discover! The menu focuses on breakfast egg dishes and lunchtime burgers and sandwiches, all made with great ingredients. The portions are generous, the service is friendly and the owner/host will keep you smiling!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Location is the HMB Airport and the decor (vintage airplane memorabilia) is a perfect setting. Nothing fancy but you can tell its a popular spot because of all the foot traffic. Be prepared to wait if you arrive during peak times but it will be worth it as everything is fresh & delicious. We haven't ordered anything that we didn't... More 

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RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO, USA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You will not believe the size of the proportions served here! Great food, lots of breakfast dishes, only wish you could get regular toast instead of only English muffins. There will be a wait, but it is worth however long you have to wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9850 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94038
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: 650-728-1411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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