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Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

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855 El Camino Real, Ste. 110, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (Embarcadero Road)
+1 650-853-9200
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Mateo, California
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165 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Baquettes, madelines, beignets outstanding. In fact, anything from the bakery next door is excellent, along with the cafe baked offerings. But the food was a little too California-yuppie. A little too naturel, a little too pompous, a little too I'm-so-healthy-because-I'm-so-smart kind of food. Another words, boring. And expensive. A small omelette, with one small slice of Brie across the top,... More 

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Redwood City, California
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Mayfiled Bakery twice. the first time was nothing memorable but this last time was absolutely wonderful. We showed up with no reservation early on a Saturday and needed a table for six, they were booked but promptly offered to turn a table sideways so we could fit our party without waiting too long. We were promptly offered... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had just arrived in Palo Alto in the morning and were hungry after an early flight from Portland. Somehow we found the Mayfield and were so impressed and happy we found it! They seated us right away even though it was a busy Saturday morning. We were immediately impressed with the breakfast menu and knew this was a true... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The croissant was a blob of pastry, three times the weight of a proper one of the same size. The time to get a cappuccino from the order was close to a geological age. The pricing was fair. Too bad the place would have potential.

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Reno, Nevada
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

The food was fabulous and the service was outstanding! A bit pricey but a great place for brunch! We had a BLT and the bacon was the best, thickest, tastiest I've ever had! Breads are all homemade. Also ordered a croissant breakfast sandwich that was incredible. Sandwiches came with fresh greens salad with great mustard vinaigrette dressing. Will definitely return... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Upbeat, upscale, near the back of a mall on El Camino Real, this elegant bakery-restaurant attracts boomers and Gen Xers alike. The Mayfield Bakery features calm lighting, friendly service, warm breads (hey, it really is a bakery) and olive oils, fresh local produce, and beautifully presented dishes (steak frites and steelhead trout are on offer on a strong menu) along... More 

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Bass River, ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We had a little time to kill before attending a dissertation at Stanford so we stopped at the Town & Country Plaza and walked around. We actually were going to stop at Peets for coffee but our daughter sniffed out Mayfield Bakery. It was well worth it! My husband and I shared a sandwich on the best bread I've had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

We have stopped by to grab a quick bite at the bar before Theater. Service was very attentive and fast. My friend order Gnocchi and Brussel Sprouts. I wanted salad with some protein. Menu had salad with option to add chicken or shrimp. I asked if instead of chicken I could have steak. What I got is a gigantic piece... More 

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

went with family. had the steak was overcooked and not very tasty. my wife had the gnocchi. she said hers was not that good either. the brussels sprouts appetizer was quite good. the server recommended the chocolate chip cookies for dessert also very underwhelming. my coffee was lukewarm. all in all not very good.

Thank John V
Palo Alto, California
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107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

A recent hike in prices, coupled with the service, which is slow and often haphazard, has put me off ever returning for dinner. The restaurant is without charm, echo-y and so loud it's difficult to hear or be heard. The wooden schoolchairs are uncomfortable. A plate of ordinary gnocchi with tomato sauce costs $34 as a main course, which is,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $31
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 El Camino Real, Ste. 110, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    (Embarcadero Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-853-9200

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