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Cafe Borrone

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1010 El Camino Real, Ste 110, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4345
650-327-2556
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent stop for breakfast, brunch or Lunch

Lovely place to sit outside or eat in, casual, friendly vibe, great food and service. Only downside is that it can be very busy. There can be a bit of a wait in line to order or get a table but it's worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Danielle V
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Menlo Park, California
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Menlo Park, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely place to sit outside or eat in, casual, friendly vibe, great food and service. Only downside is that it can be very busy. There can be a bit of a wait in line to order or get a table but it's worth it.

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Palo Alto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Good choice of items, excellent quality, well-prepared, service pleasant and prompt. All this in a very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is- a great addition to Menlo Park, both as a casual restaurant and as a great take-out place. The pastas are delicious, especially the gnocchi. You can buy marinated raw prawns there, and I don't know what they use as seasoning, but I can't duplicate it at home, so I am still buying them there.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great place to meet friends and eat outside. Very casual setting with good food and a surprisingly good selection. Although service can sometimes be a little "iffy" - I've had to explain the process to some new counter help - they are always enthusiastic and friendly. People watching is outstanding and you will be surrounded by a... More 

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is something about Borrone's that makes it feel a bit special: it is both laid-back yet feels more "high-end" than other cafe type places. The staff is generally pretty nice and hard working and slightly quirky. Food tends to be good-to-very-good though a bit on the pricey side over the last couple of years with $10-$12 sandwiches that generally... More 

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Atmosphere is nice - great with really nice outdoor seating and plenty of it. Unfortunately rain or sprinkles aren't unusual here and when that happens the seating inside becomes way too contested. It's sad to watch folks with mobility impairments try to get to a table when they're crowded. The food is good and portions are reasonable, not generous. Service... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely spot to sit outside or inside. I like to meet friends here any time of day. I think the lunches are a bit pricey compared to other local venues, but the outdoor seating can't be beat.

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East Hampton
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64 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A must visit of Menlo Park. This casual spot has fantastic, creative, healthy (lots of veggie ingredient) dishes with great flavor. The coffee is great and the breakfasts are really special. Try the eggs with feta & spinach or waffles with a side of applewood sausages, and you won't be disappointed! Lunch is good as well, but the gold is... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Not many places worth going to in Menlo Park but Cafe Borrone is consistently good for breakfast and lunch. It's a casual, family friendly, upscale coffee house.

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Top Contributor
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39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Enjoyed lunch here while visiting family. Very nice atmosphere and presentation of selections. Extensive menu and impressive desserts. Food was fresh and generous portion. A step above Panara or similar chain cafés.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1010 El Camino Real, Ste 110, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4345
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650-327-2556

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?