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“Great cafe-both food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Borrone

Cafe Borrone
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
california
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great cafe-both food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Great cafe atmosphere. Fabulous food. Nice salads with varied selection, outstanding coffees and deserts. Baked goods are wonderful- English people says scones are some of the best in area. The chocolate chip cookies is outstanding, and not just a traditional one. People love Barrones, which means it is crowded. Good for breakfast-- wonderful egg options and yummy waffles; lunch- spinach salad or vegetable melt or chicken salad sandwich on raisin toast or cold meat platter or sausage on baguette with lovely tomato sauce, or dinner, which includes specials-- salmon, lasagna, squid, and the regular menu. It is pricey for an order at the counter sort of place (they deliver food to the table). Nonetheless, you see lots of students or engineers working away on laptops, business colleagues, friends meeting up, families, people with dogs large and small, and infants to elderly. Plenty of tables outside and inside, but at mealtimes, you need to look for a table.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Palo Alto, CA
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Fits the bill for almost any meeting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Cafe Borrone has generally good food and drinks. It's primarily a breakfast/lunch/coffee place. It's a great place when you need to meet someone and you don't know what they like or whether they want to eat or just drink coffee - there's something to please almost any palate. On nice days, the outside patio is a relaxed place to spend some time.

Visited April 2012
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Menlo Park, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Chicken salad sandwich on raisin bread!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

I've lived nearby for 25 years, and never grow tired of this sweet little restaurant. Great brunch, lunch, baked goods. The chicken sandwich sounds like it would be strange, but it's great. Never been disappointed.

Visited April 2012
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Neighborhood Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

I really like this place - good food with some interesting choices. Great baked goods. The outdoor seating is also great with small children - when they are done or get bored, they can run around while you finish your food and coffee. My only complaint - it is pricey.

Visited March 2012
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Bend, Oregon
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“just like a breakkie place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

just like any breakkie place, eco-friendly, busy place

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