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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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325 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
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3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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253 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Katherine M
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in recently. There was a bit of a line but it moved quickly. Initially we just wanted some baguettes to go with cheese we'd purchased earlier but were soon distracted by other goodies. He got a slice of cherry pie and I had the plum Danish. Both were wonderful and the bread was very good... More 

Thank Sheila M
Sacramento, California
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is a nice little place for breakfast or lunch or even just a bakery treat. We went the first day for lunch and ordered sandwiches. They were both very good, on freshly baked foccacia. We grabbed a few baked goods to go and were pleased with those as well (cinnamon crisp and some mushrooms (merengues with chocolate). We sat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Pizza, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?