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Moonside Bakery and Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Pizza, European, Central European
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604 Main St, Ste A, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1976
650 726 9070
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right in the middle of Half Moon Bay you. An find this nice place. Great food, folks and location. Would gladly return

Thank WombatBen
Lafayette, California
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outdoor seating in good weather. However, the only seating inside is in the core of the building, unpleasant and not maintained (could use a good cleaning). We did not have any baked goods which looked delicious. We were very hungry looking for a late lunch in town. They serve pizza but stop at 3:00. They get a four as the... More 

Thank 27worldtraveler
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Service at this order-at-the counter cafe was confusing and slow. The grilled chicken in the pear and walnut salad was warm and flavorful. Too much dressing on the greens. Lentil soup was hot enough but tasted mostly of carrots and celery. Soup was splashed over the edge of the bowl; not a very appetizing presentation. We sat outside and had... More 

Thank Nina P
San Francisco, California, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Never quite sure why this place is always as busy as it is - the pastries may look nice, but never have i been wowed by the taste. The only items here at this "bakery" that are something i would order is the regular food (salads, soups) which are sooo overpriced for what they are!!!

Thank Catie C
Woodinville, Washington
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327 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I had a mocha here that was very good. This is a really nice bakery with a lot of fancy treats in glass cases. If you like sweets, this is a good stop.

Thank Brin651
United States
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Every sweet treat here is the best in the area. The coffee is very good also. 5 Stars for the baked goods. One Star for the service. Would return & recommend. Hopefully with a better staff.

Thank Sal E
Half Moon Bay, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I have been frequenting this bakery for years. The pastries and bread are excellent. The other food is acceptable but not great. Unfortunately, the staff are unfriendly -- they act like they don't want to be there.

Thank HoolsHMB
Peterborough, NH
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

The service was nice. We bought take out of the desserts for dinner as a treat for our hosts. We still had about four hours of touring and it was in the high 90s. The wait staff fill two plastic bags with ice and then put the desserts on top of the ice for us. They were cool after five... More 

Thank 232val
Walnut Creek, California
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258 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We were in Half Moon for the day and got in early so found this place for a quick coffee and pastry. Homemade treats and great latte to start out with. They also have a good lunch menu and breakfast menu, although we did not order. Nice little courtyard to sit and enjoy your coffee or lunch. Nice place that... More 

Thank WaywardWander9
Dallas, Georgia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

My husband and I were looking for a spot for a late lunch, and we stumbled across this cafe while browsing on Main Street. We ordered a pepperoni pizza, and in no time had a tasty meal in front of us. The 10 inch size was just perfect for the two of us. Other folks around us were enjoying soups,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Pizza, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 Main St, Ste A, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1976
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: 650 726 9070
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?