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Moonside Bakery and Cafe

604 Main St., Ste A, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1982
650 726 9070
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Ranked #20 of 81 restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Bakery, Pizza, Central European, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: We are located in downtown Half Moon Bay and serve a full-line bakery with european style patries, breads, pies, cakes, desserts and wedding cakes. We also have a delicious menu for a fresh breakfast and lunch includes wood-fired pizza, salads and home-made sandwiches are served in a fast-casual atmosphere on real dishes. there is plenty of seating inside and out and take-out is available.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: We are located in downtown Half Moon Bay and serve a full-line bakery with european style patries, breads, pies, cakes, desserts and wedding cakes. We also have a delicious menu for a fresh breakfast and lunch includes wood-fired pizza, salads and home-made sandwiches are served in a fast-casual atmosphere on real dishes. there is plenty of seating inside and out and take-out is available.
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English first
Sonora, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

we stopped in because we were told they had the best cookies and such. They were very good. A very busy place to visit. I would probably try another bakery if you don't want to wait.

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Chico, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Located in downtown Half Moon Bay with great pastries and bread and coffee. Nice inside patio area. Check hours before you go however as we tried to go in the evening and it was closed.

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South Pasadena, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

First time here (and last) my wife ordered a Pesto Chicken Salad sandwich and I ordered a baked turkey sandwich. For $9.75(without drink) we received two mediocre sandwiches - the pesto chicken was like a thin pesto-spread on white bread and the turkey was a generic combination of sandwich elements adding up to a VERY boring sandwich. The sandwiches were... More

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Lodi
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We love this place! Walk in and see the beautiful bakery items. Haven't had anything that wasn't delicious. Wood oven baked pizza is fabulous. Very pricey but worth it.

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Arlington Heights, Il.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My wife and I stopped in for lunch. The salads were unbelievable good, with lots of fresh produce. Everything is very seasonal, so you get the best of what is available.

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San Francisco
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We happened upon the Moonside Bakery in HMB. On a whim, I ordered cookies and the pumpkin bread pudding. The bread pudding wasn't bad, but it wasn't spectacular. It also contained raisins which isn't uncommon in bread pudding, but I don't like raisins. The cookies were also less than spectacular. I'm possibly spoiled by the grandness of Specialty's cookies and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was a great place to go for a light lunch, breakfast, or dessert. Everything looked fresh, it was bustling with locals and tourists alike, and the coffee was high quality. I ate a traditional cupcake which was tasty. The patio is a nice spot to people watch, read, or work on your computer.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We love stopping in here for a pastry and italian soda. We usually get, what we call, Elephant Ears! Flaky, crunchy, cinnamony, yummy! Great outdoor seating!

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San Mateo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Breakfast pizza sounded strange but turned out to be real good. We also really like the Trail Mix cookies although they don't make them everyday.

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San Francisco, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We sat outside and had sandwiches at the Moonside recently. The sandwiches were okay - my salmon sandwich tasted little of salmon and had the consistency of soggy tuna. The potato salad on the side was good as were the cold Sierra Nevada Pale Ales on tap. Sitting outside on this sunny day was pleasant and enjoyable. On a street... More

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