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Moonside Bakery and Cafe

Pizza, Coffee Shop, 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
  • 31
    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
Food: wonderful; but attitude...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Shauna0829
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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116 reviews 116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
66 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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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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, Coffee Shop, 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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