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90 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3817
925 984-2713
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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306 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the interior and the cafe au lait. Loved the fact that this is not a chain. Detested the volume of the music. While men might be able to be heard over the din, it is not a good place to enjoy a relaxed conversation with friends, which I thought was the whole point of a coffee house.😳

Thank bonniemreeves
Danville, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our go to places in Danville. The food is good and we love the casual atmosphere. It is very busy on the weekends, so be prepared to wait. On the week days or off-times, you can always get a table. Tends to be busier in the mornings. I really like their breakfast foods and the eggs... More 

Thank Suzanne M
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269 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to the smaller Sideboard on the main street several times, but not to the new one across from Trader Joe's...but finally I did. It is not your usual sit down and order restaurant...it is an eclectic mix of stuff and different foods. There is an outside dining area, an area for dining under an overhang, an inside... More 

Thank Tahoe2
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You wait in line to place your order! It takes 10 minutes or so to get your coffee. By the time they bring the coffees over, you are done with your breakfast! Since I eat pastry or muffin for breakfast, they are not cooking anything for me. But still it takes them along time. I just don't like the service!

Thank CananUSA
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248 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I wish I could give Sideboard four stars but I can't. I do like their breakfasts (egg benedict) and hearty fresh salads and my daughter loves their blue cheese/potato chip "nachos", but despite the Danville love affair with the ecletic and casual Sideboard I cannot get over the "hectic" race to tables on the weekend or standing in line to... More 

Thank LaBernardi
Lafayette, California, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

New location for Danville's well known Sideboard serving up fresh wholesome plates. The Brussels are irresistible, salads and soups are excellent; coffees are their specialty. I'll be back to try those nachos I saw at the next table. At peak times you will have to wait for seating because the place is quite popular. Open everyday and all day.

Thank Roberta Y
Dublin, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Great place for friends to meet and enjoyed a tasty sandwich, cheeseburger or salad. Ingredients always fresh and interesting. Now that they're moved to a larger venue from the old Danville Hotel, I was hoping to see some new menu additions. I'm a long standing fan of the place, but the lack of change to the standard fare, limits the... More 

Thank Kathleen U
Danville, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Sideboard has a good solid menu. It is casual as in the kind of restaurant where you place your order at the counter, take a number and they deliver it to your table. Parking is difficult and if the weather is iffy it can be cold and drafty or pretty warm...

Thank wytoca
Danville, California
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Prices are like most restaurants but you order at the counter and it's a lot of a la carte versus inclusive items both at brunch and dinner. Breakfast had some unique combinations but dinner was very disappointing. Food wasn't hot enough. It wasn't very tasty.

Thank susanweisinger
Lafayette, California
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Sideboard has decent food, but nothing spectacular. The men u has a lot of interesting items which on paper sound quite good, but when served, the items do not live up to their expectations. Additionally, I have noticed that the food comes out of the kitchen luke warm and some patrons recently sent their hamburger back to be cooked more... More 

Thank markltennis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3817
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: 925 984-2713

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