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Moonside Bakery and Cafe

Pizza, Cafe, Bakeries, Central European
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604 Main St., Ste A, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1982
650 726 9070
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: We are located in downtown Half Moon Bay and serve a full-line bakery with...
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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Certainly, the staff appeared put upon and that was such a distraction that we all ordered bakery items as quickly as a party of five can, without realizing there was a full breakfast menu to select from!! That said, everyone enjoyed their bagel, pastry and coffees....just kept looking longingly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Joan88
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Mill Valley, California
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Mill Valley, California
Top Contributor
259 reviews 259 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Certainly, the staff appeared put upon and that was such a distraction that we all ordered bakery items as quickly as a party of five can, without realizing there was a full breakfast menu to select from!! That said, everyone enjoyed their bagel, pastry and coffees....just kept looking longingly at the egg dishes and French toast that we saw others... More 

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Lodi
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place has a beautiful display of baked goods, breads and pizza rolls. Also has a gorgeous pizza oven. The lines are long and the prices are high, but the goods are wonderful. Wish the staff was friendlier and more accommodating.

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Moonside Bakery offers such good breads, pastries, coffees, and other foods that I wish I could be a loyal patron. The owner is a much-awarded and admired chef. Yet I always feel as though they've done me a great favor by serving me. The staff seldom smile or greet customers, and, if the place isn't busy, you can be ignored... More 

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Greenfield MA
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148 reviews 148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were driving through on our way to San Francisco from Santa Cruz, and found this gem after walking up and down the shopping street looking for lunch. It seemed the quickest, with the most reasonable prices and good servings. We were right. And, the extra benefit is you can leave with a delicious cookie - or two - for... More 

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Michigan
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143 reviews 143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Nice selection of baked goods and creative options for breakfast, using local and organic products. Plenty of seating options--inside, outside or in a small courtyard area. Only complaint, no one can seem to make a good cappuccino in the USA. Skip that and look elsewhere if that's what you're after.

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Oxfordshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped in Half Moon Bay just to look around for a short while and came across this bakery. We bought a really lovely fruit tart to take to friends we were visiting. We had it for supper and it had a really nice texture. We also bought a glass Christmas decoration (our only one) for our camper which was... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A great pizza!! Tender, thin crust and served piping hot. I ordered the Napoli and asked them to add some grilled chicken. Ate half there and took the rest back to the hotel for dinner.

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Park City, Utah
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147 reviews 147 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Just browsing stores in one of my favorite places on earth, my daughter and I responded to my hunger pains and walked in for lunch. It's a quaint little place with a nice menu for sandwiches and lots of yummy looking goodies in the bakery counter windows. So we ordered and enjoyed our food. There is a large back area... More 

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Napa, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a real find along the Main street of Half Moon Bay. The Greek pizza was the best I've had. Then we had a raisin bear claw and apricot triangles which were so delicious.

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san jose, ca. u.s.a.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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Additional Information about Moonside Bakery and Cafe

Address: 604 Main St., Ste A, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1982
Phone Number: 650 726 9070
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza, Cafe, Bakeries, Central European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 604 Main St., Ste A, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1982
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: 650 726 9070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Cafe, Bakeries, Central European

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?