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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
+1 650-726-9070
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I are in HMB from time to time and always look forward to grabbing some goodies from Moonside Bakery. Try out their fabulous cinnamon crispies, croissants and other breakfast goodies. The cookies are all delicious and they make superb pizza. All in all a local gem.

Thank travellots3
Palo Alto
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rain or shine - this bakery invites you! Robust coffee and freshly-made French-styled pastries are the magnets that draw regulars and visitors alike. Every day. Add a modest menu of brunch plates and cute little tables both outdoors under sun umbrellas or inside surrounded by colorful hand-painted trompe d'eoil murals of Filoli Gardens, it's the place to linger with friends.... More 

Thank Pam W
Daly City, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

My sandwich was amazing. The fresh baked focaccia bread, the aioli sauce. I had a huge sandwich with side salad for $14 which is a little expensive but they make it all themselves. They had such a great selection of desserts and pastries that I could have easily splurged on. Yummy!

Thank Liz865
Montreal, Canada
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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14 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
Families with children, Kids
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: +1 650-726-9070
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?