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“My Home Base” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Borrone

Cafe Borrone
1010 El Camino Real, Ste 110, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4345
650-327-2556
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Ranked #1 of 120 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Menlo Park, California, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“My Home Base”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I consider Borrone's my home base here in Menlo Park. Is the food is a little pricey for what you get? Maybe... Is it a little noisy at times? Sure... but there is a comfort to the service and a friendliness to the atmosphere that I truly enjoy. And I do enjoy the fresh and tasty food options. The chicken salad sandwich is among my favorites but that's a tough call as the reuben and the arugula salad with sirloin also top my list. I like the breakfast offerings and they are very agreeable to substitute and modify to adjust to taste and dietary preference. A breakfast meeting here is my ideal setting - coffee with an egg scramble and toast compliment any gathering. Obviously I am a huge fan but I could eat here all the time... and I often do so.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
california
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great cafe-both food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Great cafe atmosphere. Fabulous food. Nice salads with varied selection, outstanding coffees and deserts. Baked goods are wonderful- English people says scones are some of the best in area. The chocolate chip cookies is outstanding, and not just a traditional one. People love Barrones, which means it is crowded. Good for breakfast-- wonderful egg options and yummy waffles; lunch- spinach salad or vegetable melt or chicken salad sandwich on raisin toast or cold meat platter or sausage on baguette with lovely tomato sauce, or dinner, which includes specials-- salmon, lasagna, squid, and the regular menu. It is pricey for an order at the counter sort of place (they deliver food to the table). Nonetheless, you see lots of students or engineers working away on laptops, business colleagues, friends meeting up, families, people with dogs large and small, and infants to elderly. Plenty of tables outside and inside, but at mealtimes, you need to look for a table.

Visited June 2012
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Palo Alto, CA
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Fits the bill for almost any meeting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Cafe Borrone has generally good food and drinks. It's primarily a breakfast/lunch/coffee place. It's a great place when you need to meet someone and you don't know what they like or whether they want to eat or just drink coffee - there's something to please almost any palate. On nice days, the outside patio is a relaxed place to spend some time.

Visited April 2012
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Menlo Park, California
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Chicken salad sandwich on raisin bread!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I've lived nearby for 25 years, and never grow tired of this sweet little restaurant. Great brunch, lunch, baked goods. The chicken sandwich sounds like it would be strange, but it's great. Never been disappointed.

Visited April 2012
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San Francisco, California
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Neighborhood Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I really like this place - good food with some interesting choices. Great baked goods. The outdoor seating is also great with small children - when they are done or get bored, they can run around while you finish your food and coffee. My only complaint - it is pricey.

Visited March 2012
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