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Half Day Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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848 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904-2561
+1 415-459-0291
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Kentfield, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a great place to meet friends or have a business meeting and eat food that ranges from classic breakfasts and lunches to alternatives for all diets and calorie counts. The lunch salads are wonderful. I like to order the Caesar with salmon - special order. Club sandwich with salad has always been a winner. Wonderful ambience. Kind service... More 

Thank 495halic
Kentfield, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a neighborhood place that is convenient to where I live. Open for just breakfast and lunch. They serve good food, but not the greatest, in many cases. I would recommend their eggs Benedict and their Huevos Rancheros. And, they have some awesome baked goods.

Thank Pam62656
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We arrived just at 8 on a Sunday morning and were seated, soon after arriving 815 or so it was full and there was a reasonable wait time. Our waitress was very nice and checked on us often. The food was delicious , i had the Italian scramble and my husnd had CA eggs benedict. The potatoes and greens were... More 

Thank A W
Shelburne, Vermont
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I wanted to LOVE this place, but the food is really only so-so. The location is great, with parking around the back, and it's a fun place for kids and adults. The coffee is hot and there are frequent refills, the service is friendly and efficient, and the beans are tasty, but the pancakes we had were over-cooked and tasted... More 

Thank 802virginia
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a delightful morning on a sunny patio under an umbrella. Service was excellent, food was delicious, ambiance was perfect.

Thank SEbiztraveler2
Great Bend, Kansas
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This cafe is bathed in sunlight and covered with vines. Inside you can enjoy the large windows and high ceiling. Our food was very good. The only downside was that a hair was baked into my pastry item. I don't know if this place does its own baking or has a supplier. The server apologized and didn't charge me for... More 

Thank Mary K
Kentfield, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is the sort of cafe anyone would wish to have in their neighborhood. The food is always good, the staff are friendly and professional and all age groups are represented from babies to oldies, school children, college students to business people to elegant young things. This is a happy place with many regulars who have been coming here for... More 

Thank 65robin
Mill Valley, California
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365 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Always crowded, always good, always friendly. A go to family breakfast place for us, usually a mix of 3 generations. Scrambles are great. The healthier options are not so yummy, but...they do offer them and appreciate the good options. Menu never changes although there are some weekend specials that are interesting. Good local place!

Thank Joan88
Barton, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Our previous visit in September to this incredible busy establishment heightened our expectations on our family's return which did not disappoint. A wide range of food on offer but I stuck to a full breakfast even though it was almost midday! Amazing service although all the tables were taken, slick, fast and professional is how I would describe the well... More 

Thank Patian2014
Larkspur, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Half Day Cafe is our favorite place for business lunches or weekend brunches. Great food, great service and outdoor seating!

Thank RedRosie2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 848 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904-2561
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Kentfield
  • Phone Number: +1 415-459-0291

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?