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Half Day Cafe

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848 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904-2561
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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354 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
San Francisco, California
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138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

OK, we may have just had run of bad luck here. The space and the setting is great on a nice sunny day. It looks like a converted small factory replete with brick columns and rough hewn wooden beams, gutted to the studs, then filled with furniture and decor.The outdoor seating area is large as in the inside, though it... More 

Thank David S
Citrus Heights, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

One of the best breakfast places ever, House baked goodies, innovative choices, terrific service, informal friendly atmosphere...All around a super experience...

Thank drkkr2016
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

This converted auto repair shop years ago became a real estate office then a restaurant. Through various ownerships it remains a nice Breakfast venue for people in the Ross Valley.

Thank NancyLZ415
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

You can smell the bakery as you walk in. In fact, I start craving their fresh, homemade, just-baked yummies while I'm still in my car. If it's a weekend, there will be hungry locals standing in line hoping for a spot in the patio. No one minds much because the service is great no matter where you sit. The wait... More 

Thank Sarah B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 415-459-0291

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