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3-Zero Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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9850 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5208
+1 650-728-1411
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told by a friend that if I was going to Palo Alto, I must take the drive to 3-Zero Cafe in Half Moon Bay.. I am so glad that I did. The food was fantastic, the service was great and the owner took the time to walk around and talk to people. Bit of a line up but... More 

Thank 701charlene11
Walnut Creek, CA
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We visited on a mid-morning on a weekday. On the good side, the breakfast was very very good & sizeable. The servers were very friendly. However, the wait between for our order after placed was at least 20 minutes. The restaurant was only moderately busy. A very low key environment, however we were not impressed with the cleanliness (e.g., coffee... More 

Thank enso-circle
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Good breakfasts; fair prices, decent service. Fun airplane decor. Good outdoor area right on the airport. Lunch menu good as well.

Thank Gregory H
Half Moon Bay, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice enough place. Decent food, good portions. Nothing that will blow your socks off but satisfying. Sometimes long waits are coupled with slow service but not the worst I've been exposed to. Staff is polite.

Thank CVB1776
Saratoga, CA
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182 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

The first thing I noticed was all of the airplane memorabilia hanging in literally ever possible space throughout the cafe. That alone is worth the price of admission - once. Note this is also called the 30 cafe in some reviews. I imagine its called the 3 xero becasue of the alignment of the runway - but who knows. We... More 

Thank Mithra
Bay area
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

The most bang for your buck and great food to boot. If you go there on a Saturday or Sunday and the weather is nice to have a nice outdoor patio you can watch the airplanes landing and taking off. Friendly staff and good service once you get seated

Thank Matthew J
Rainbow, CA
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Heard about this restaurant and had to take the drive to Half Moon Bay to check it out. I had my usual fare, Huevos Rancheros, and it was fabulous. The eggs were perfectly cooked and while I prefer my corn tortillas with a bit of a crunch, these were not but I ate every bite. The beans, rice and salsa... More 

Thank wwubbly
Billings, MT
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We ate breakfast at the 3-Zero and had a great experience. Location is at the airport. Access from the highway is excellent. Food and price were very good. Decor was aviation. I wish I'd had more time to enjoy all the photos. Service was good. The owner might seem a bit rough but chat with him if you can and... More 

Thank parahovis00
Roseville, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Cute little cafe located by the airport. Great breakfast selection. I almost missed the turn off to the restaurant as it sits off the main road.

Thank Judy D
Half Moon Bay, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a cute place situated at the airport. Pilots fly in from all over. So, you never know from where that diner next to you hails. The food is good and decent. The menu was set decades ago, so don't go and try to change things. It's fine. Eggs, Cheese, Meat, Veggies combined just about any way a breakfast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9850 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-1411

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?