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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 #25 of 82 restaurants in Half Moon Bay
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.
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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
Novato, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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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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Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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