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Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

855 El Camino Real, Ste. 110, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Ranked #32 of 316 restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $29 - $31
Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Tue 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Contemporary, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Embarcadero Road
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82 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
West Menlo Park, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We love the food and lively atmosphere at Mayfield Bakery and Cafe. The Bakery is worth a stop and especially if you have a an addiction to authentic cannele. These little bites of delectable French cakes rock with their coffee. The outdoor tables are nice in good weather and a bit quieter than inside the cafe. A great local fav... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We come to the bakery with our 2 year old often on weekends. The bakery is one of the only places that is open at 7am on a Saturday, and it never disappoints. They usually have a heavenly vegetable quiche that she devours, and good cappuccinos for us. The breads and croissants are fresh, made each morning, and I try... More

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Palo Alto, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After hearing great reviews about this restaurant we finally got to the Mayfield Bakery And Cafe. We made a reservation which was very smart. We got an early reservation and it was still crowded. We chose to sit at the bar which turned out to be more fun. The food is so good. As of now it is our favorite... More

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Redwood City, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a good restaurant and bakery, We have gone several times and have not been disappointed. On a nice day you can sit outside, they have good salads, and the bakery is very good.

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New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

On a warm California weekend, a good place to eat in Palo Alto is on the patio under the giant tree at the Mayfield Bakery and Cafe. Although the location is very nice, the attitude of the hostess leaves something to be desired. When we showed up at 4 pm and saw there were several empty tables on the patio,... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stumbled upon this quaint cafe/bakery restaurant recently but we were greatly disappointed with our entrees. The artichoke/goat cheese pizza was only so-so and for $17 lunch item, I expected it to be something I'd want to write home about. The artichoke leaves were not the tender leaves and the long stringy greens took away from the presentation. The goat... More

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Sherman Oaks
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

When a last minute fire shut down The Village Pub, I had one hour to move my business party of 28 and thankfully we moved it here. The restaurant was extremely accommodating and pulled out all the stops to help make a last minute change a huge success. We ate outside on the patio and personalized menus and wine pairings... More

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Bristol, England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If I had this place near where I lived, I'd never eat anywhere else. Wonderful quality food, simply prepared and expertly served. Broad range of wines and other drinks - and the chance to try their bread - what's not to be wonderful!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We come to this area every year to stay with family so are all 'regular' visitors to this restaurant. Had lunch there yesterday and, although the food was lovely and staff made an effort to seat us outdoors in the shade, the review veers towards the negative because of the problems getting the check at the end of our meal.... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Owned by the same folks as the The Village Pub, its common roots show in many good ways. Service inside or out is great even when they are extremely busy (weekends). Dishes are unusual, fresh and well proportioned. Wine selection is lovely. Bring your dog if you decide to dine outdoors. Reservations are a must Thurs-Sun for dinner. Parking can... More

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