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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 #32 of 82 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Cuisines: Bakery, Pizza, Central European, Café
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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
san jose, ca. u.s.a.
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Let me start by saying that I normally don't write negative reviews. I'm aware of the fact that 99.9% of other patrons could have had a 5 star experience here & that I represent the .1%. But, if I feel like I wasted my time & money, I'm going to say something. My wife & I stopped here for an... More

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was one of our last stops before we left Half Moon Bay. We had to take home the fresh bread made daily and the cinnamon crisps. Great place for coffee and a fresh pastry. Every time we stood in line there was a local resident standing next to us for the fresh bread. Enjoy!

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Novato, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a no-frills good eats breakfast joint in town. Been here more than once and I will continue to have breakfast there whenever I am in town.

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San Mateo, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We have come here three times for breakfast now because we usually head over to the beach after to walk our dogs. The first time the food was pretty good, but wasn't terribly hot by the time we got it. Essentially, the way this place works is you step up to the bakery/food service counter and order from the specials/menu.... More

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Sonora, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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