Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

4.4
1486 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Rustic; Wood-fired; Sustainable and seasonal. These are the hallmarks of the dishes that can be enjoyed during breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Many of the dishes draw inspiration from the wonderful fresh-baked breads produced right next door at our Bakery. And all of our meals feature organic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, many of which are prepared in the kitchen's wood-fired oven and rotisserie, which allow for long-cooked flavors, and for the simple, fresh ingredients to shine.

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Sun 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Thu 7:30PM - 9:00PM

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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Noisy. Food OK.

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KM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their menu. I like that their menu is not like anyone else's. The staff is so friendly. They are attentive without being overbearing. The food tastes wonderful and fresh.

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RA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has excellent service and a menu the caters to all tastes. I had the blackened salmon and it had just the right amount of seasoning. My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs and he said the meatballs were the best he has ever had: a little bit of red pepper flakes to liven things up, and the pasta was cooked al dente perfectly.

Prices are very reasonable and portions are adequate - 3 meatballs was a nice touch as I got to eat one of them.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had horrible service that was incredibly slow for basic brunch items that we ordered.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Front desk not welcoming.. and not honest about the seats. Why is it so hard to give tables when they are available and not ok to treat customers differently.
Always have mixed feelings coming in.
Used to be my most favorite go to brunch place on Palo Alto.

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

-We noticed 2 additional charges on bill, one was for employees (cover benefits), we wish restaurants would
Make it known beforehand on menu. Not a big deal, now we know. . Also waiter asked if my husband wanted toast so he assumed his eggs came with it...another $5.00 on Bill so total of $8.00 extra. Being that the food is a little pricey (I.e omelette $18. And coffee $4), just have to be aware.
-We had a crying little girl next to us outside the entire time we were there. Not the fault of the restaurant, parent or grandparent did nothing about it . Several people looked frustrated with the ongoing sobbing/whining. We left sooner than expected : / disappointed.
- We really like the mayfield bakery so we will return.
Clean, nice staff, delicious choices.

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m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would have preferred to eat inside but it was so loud we had to ask to sit outside. Outside was great until some very loud music came on. We asked if they could turn it down but it was still loud. Maybe we were near speakers.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hamburger was well done when we ordered med-rare.
Fried chicken sandwich was good

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The manager is wonderful-very competent and super willing to address any problems.


My only dislike is that the restaurant is much too noisy

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor brunch -- server placed a space heater near us to ensure we were comfortable in the shade.

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Inattentive service with lackluster food.

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L
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Most expensive uninteresting food on the Peninsula.
Way out of line....

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JT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fresh, luscious, and delicious.

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HS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The place was overpriced for the the casual atmosphere and food quality. Good serving sizes, very capable waiters. The pizza was saggy, you could not lift a slice, the cheese slid down, the dough all wet. The tomatoes in the caprese salad were overly soft; we paid an additional $6 for a microscopic piece of burrata cheese. The cream of corn soup was thick and way too sweet, it was like having a dessert but the kernels were intact, it needed blending! The barbeque prawns were really good together with the sour dough bread. The best part of the meal was the chocolate melted cheese cookie. I would go back just for coffee and dessert.

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DS
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice breakfast /lunch menu with tasty standard dishes done with a bit of flare. Service is very friendly and the ambience is pleasant and comfortable. The pancakes with berries were good but the avocado toast was not as tasty as I've had elsewhere. They offer the Impossible Burger. Frankly, if you want meat, just eat meat. Vegetarian food should take like delicious vegetables or legumes, and not try to be "meat". The restaurant is in a convenient location with a reasonable amount of free parking. We've had amazing breakfast food at many restaurants in the area and while the food is fine, it's not the best we've had. We go because the location and overall experience is perfectly fine for a weekend meal.

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CK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Several of the dishes were not hot, and were barely warm when served.
I had spagetti and meatballs. Warm, not hot. The meatballs were very good, the sauce was ok.
I remembered in the past that you had trumer pilsner on tap, which isn't the case now, but it's possible my memory is wrong.
Great locaation, great oak tree outside, make the food better, please.

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MY
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went there for Saturday brunch. Service is good and attentive. Just that the menu is limited and the food is a bit on the salty side. I also bought some pastries from the bakery which I think they are a bit too sweet.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was disappointing. Pizza was soggy, for example

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JC
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On a Friday night we had the chance to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. The margaritas were excellent and light.I had the corn soup which was good but a little overpriced at $15. Watch out! The croutons served on top are quite spicy! The Waldorf salad is delicious and generous which at $24 should be . We had a wonderful server by the name of Diego.
At the end of the evening once I got home I took a look at the bill and there was an issue, however Nolis took care of it. I appreciated her time and attention to my query. Mayfield is a beautiful spot with excellent food. Tip-They need to watch their details in charges and prices.

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D
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food (as always) - overall good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating here the food is delicious and always feels “clean”

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R
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We ordered the avocado toast with egg & bacon added. We asked for no chili powder, but that was not acknowledged & the dish was too spicy. My sangria cocktail was quite good. I ordered a chicken, apple & grape salad. The chicken was rubbery and too chewy. Other than that it was good. I’ve had much better meals here in the past, but I would go back.

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b
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate brunch there. Nice shaded outdoor eating options. Varied menu with great salad choices and delicious avocado toast with scrambled eggs.

A bit pricey but it was worth it!

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F
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have at least one meal (often more) at Mayfield Cafe every time we visit Palo Alto. Fantastic and interesting food and nice atmosphere. A wonderful Sunday brunch experience.

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G
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was hot summer evening and the restaurant was crowded. We ordered two salads and pizzas, together with two prime ribs. They all tasted good. But it took very long time until we got all the dishes. Especially, the salads came much later than pizzas. And the restaurant was pretty hot inside without refreshing air circulation.

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SG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Came with 2.5 yr old toddler. Accommodated meal with pasta and tomato sauce even though not yet lunch time (or lunch menu). Crayons and paper for drawing. Omelette cooked perfectly; could use more avocado and sour cream. Bacon crisp and meaty. Tomato soup rich tomato flavor w/ wonderful chopped basil, tiny bit too salty for me;fellow diner thought otherwise. Disappointing not to get to choose whether to have sweet or savory baked items as bread (got sweet muffins, wanted their country bread). Delicious overall.

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a
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attentive service, good dishes. Heated olives came to the table a little hot. Impossible burger was a little over-salted. Solid, enjoyable dinner experience.

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SS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

At dinner outside because of the nice weather, but with the cars buzzing around in the parking lot makes me want to take a table inside the next time.

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CR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Our server was excellent but the food was disappointing - flavorless. We sent back a pizza and the manager kindly offered to bring another entree but we had a show to attend and declined. Cocktails and appetizers were nice, but I won't return.

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OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local offerings

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat Brunch was great for Fathers B-day!

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AL
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Current menu is very limited. Noisy inside during a busy Friday lunch . Ok service - seems better outside than in. Somehow the kitchen forgot to dress the main course salad. Also, same salad contained what seemed like over- brined chicken with weird texture and soft, flabby skin left on. Soggy fries. Will not go back anytime soon. Also the significant ‘living wage’ surcharge is annoying. The group who owns and operates the restaurant can well afford to pay their employees fairly. This is also a detail of their business that I don’t need to know. Most diners would not notice a small increase in overall prices, but claiming they can’t afford to pay fair wages is ridiculous.
Their baked goods, breads, etc. are really good as has been the burger on previous visits. Perhaps forget about the salads.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The salmon with quinoa and sugar snap peas is outstanding! Even tho it wasn’t on today’s (Saturday) brunch menu, the chef made it for me anyway. Very nice thing to do...

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OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Great location, energetic but expensive for what you get.

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OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice neighborhood spot. It was a very warm evening and the AC wasn't up to snuff. Menu needs a few more diet conscious choices. Service very attentive.

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EK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was somewhat too noisy mainly because there was a group of people nearby celebrating for special occasion. we left for a quieter place because we had something to discuss. A few other tables were not cleaned up when I first came in. The water glasses did not seem to be very clean and rather a little greasy. The food was good, especially the kale salad. The waitress split the salad to be shared.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

It was my first time there so I was looking forward to it because of the reviews. The service did not meet my expectations. The hostess appeared to be extremely stressed out but due to that she had a poor attitude and you could read the stress and how disgruntled she was on her face. I understand that it was busy but we had a reservation and she was extremely dismissive and rude. The restaurant either needs to get some additional help or offer customer service training. Our server looked like he didn’t want to be there and was unpleasant. He came by once or twice and just didn’t care. The upside was that the girl who bussed the tables was extremely nice and we even asked her if she could be our server in order to improve the experience. Unfortunately she said she couldn’t so I praised her on her amazing attitude and how she made our experience a bit better. The food was just ok.. I made a reservation for Father’s Day as well but I’ll be canceling it.

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CA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was OK but not inspiring and the prices seemed high for what you got. $20 or more for a cheeseburger seems high even if it's in Palo Alto. We all liked our entrees but none were fabulous. The best thing about the food was the bread, which comes from the bakery on site and is delicious. Also, the service was very slow and disorganized. The restaurant was loud which made conversation difficult. I would not recommend it.

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p
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Get the hash browns...they are life changing. Adding grapefruit juice to the avocado toast was brilliant as well.

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JL
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were heading to an evening event at Stanford. My friends were late but the kitchen and waiters took great care of us. Everyone enjoyed their food and we made it to our event on time.

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