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Moonside Bakery and Cafe

Pizza, Cafe, European, 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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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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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Eats and Delicious Bakery

I met one of my best gal pals here for brunch and we had great time. The cafe is on a corner right in the middle of bustling Main St. and seems to get a lot of bakery traffic, and with good reason. The bakery treats look amazing and I hear are quite delicious. (I, unfortunately, didn't partake in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a nice coffee place with some good lunch selections and indoor as well as outdoor seating. It was crowded at lunchtime when I was there last week. The only thing missing is service with a smile and a welcoming attitude. A friendly greeting would have earned them another star.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Can't fault the food which was good, fresh and prompt but the attitude of the staff behind the counter completely soured the experience. Worst service experienced in a two week holiday around SF. Travelling with young children in the party, we experienced the fiasco of the restroom key. Needing to use the facilities, we were directed to a locked door... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I met one of my best gal pals here for brunch and we had great time. The cafe is on a corner right in the middle of bustling Main St. and seems to get a lot of bakery traffic, and with good reason. The bakery treats look amazing and I hear are quite delicious. (I, unfortunately, didn't partake in such... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Fresh danishes, cookies and all things a great bakery should have. Loved it so much I went back several days later for another helping. If you are within a 2 hour drive of half moon bay this place is a absolute must stop and partake!! great indoor dining area too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place is located about Galway down Main St. I stopped here for some caffeine while driving up CA1 and grabbed a couple of the thumbnail cakes with my cappuccino. These were a nice little treat while on the road and reasonably priced.

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Mill Valley, California
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 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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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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21 restaurant reviews
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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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149 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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59 restaurant reviews
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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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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, European, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?