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About Mayfield Bakery & Cafe
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.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Nightly, 5:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Ample parking is available at our location in The Town & Country Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Mayfield Bakery & Cafe Ratings and Reviews
love the menu which changes almost every week with the season and what fresh food is available.
there is always something for everyone and it is fun to share.
on this visit the chef sent me a cup of the soup of the day that my friend had ordered. it was delicious and a gesture that makes me even more fond of the Mayfield bakery.
When I made the reservation, I wrote that it was a double Birthday celebration. Our dessert was served with no candle or happy b-day. Through out the lunch I heard in the dining room other b-day celebrations.
It just seemed disconnected in service and all during lunch this day. Went to the ladies room before leaving and the soap dispenser was missing. They said someone had and stolen it.
Our server seemed uptight too.
My two companions and I all felt our meals were unusually good. I had the halibut, which came with a lovely salad that included some baby potatoes. The fish was cooked perfectly. My husband had the chicken "under a brick." The accompanying majedra (lentils and rice) added an unusual and satisfying twist. Our cousin ordered the quinoa polenta, which had a nice array of vegetables and was a satisfying entree for a non-meat eater.
First off you're in Palo Alto so there are not many choices. The cafe is located in a busy strip mall. We came here because it was close to the stadium for the Stanford / USC game. We were not greeted very friendly with our USC shirts on. We asked to sit next to the window which we were denied and instead sat us at a small table in the middle of 2 larger groups. When I saw another couple get sat at that same window table, not cool! Our waitress was less than attentive. She took our order and brought it but that was it! No how are we doing and could I suggest anything since we'd never been there. Food was good enough. We've have better, and we've had worse while traveling. If I lived nearby I might give it another try to see if the service improved. Very expensive for breakfast. They do start you with an order of homemade madeleines that we nice.
As ever, friendly and professional staff. Food was well executed but the flavorings seem to get more extreme each time we're there. The fries, for example, were so delicious but they were covered in chili and parmesan - completely unnecessarily. Perhaps if this dusting could be served on the side as an optional dip - for those of us "fry" purists that prefer an unadulterated chip? We were also seated right next to the kitchen, with a baby, and the level of noise freaked her out a bit.
I picked this place for brunch with a friend mainly due to its ambiance. However, the service was extremely bad. Our waitress didn't show any interest in serving us and it was clear she couldn't care less about customer satisfaction.
Train your employees to up their customer service levels, please.
Love the Mayfield Bakery and Cafe! Healthy food, great ambiance, family friendly, and (sometimes) attentive service. The service has been always rushed the past 3 times I've eaten there - seems like the place is either short on service staff or the service staff is in a terrible rush. Outside that, I always enjoy eating here with friends and family.
This restaurant used to be among my Palo Alto favorites, despite the erratic service and the very loud noise from diners. On this occasion, the noise demanded that we shout across the table at one another. Moreover, the service was slower and more forgetful than useful. But what I was particularly dismayed to see was how much prices have risen in recent months. I think the increase is in the 20% region, which is grasping, frankly. So, a main course of Gnocchi (offered principally as a starter at $17 or so) was... wait for it ... $34! A plate of pasta, for goodness' sake (no meat, no fish), and it didn't even taste that good. The desserts might be tasty (at $10 each), and they might give you free bread left over from the Bakery, but we left feeling ripped off. And we won't be going back.
Simple weekend brunch - service was poor & food just OK. We've been to Mayfield for lunches & dinners and loved it. This visit did not impress. The poached eggs were all yolk almost no egg whites - very strange. The omelette was very well done and the red sauce was great. Service was very poor. We had to ask other servers to assist in simple tasks like more water, more coffee, silverware, clean napkins, etc. We'll try brunch once more & if it does not improve, we'll stick to dinners here.
I met some friends for breakfast at Mayfield Bakery. They were stuck in traffic so our reservation was pushed back by a half hour. The staff was very accommodating when I called to make the reservation later. Once we all got there the staff did not seem impatient when we lingered for a long time - I had not seen these friends in years, and they were headed back to Hanoi, where they now live. We all enjoyed our food, but I especially thought the hotcakes were the best I've ever had. I thought they were pretty pricey, but since I could only finish one quarter of my meal I am still enjoying them.
I really enjoy the food and ambiance here, although the menu can be a bit limited. The issue was that having made a reservation, we still had to wait 30 minutes for our table. Although the manager apologized and we had a lovely dinner with great service once we were seated, this delay for an already late reservation of 7.45pm was disappointing.
This is a fun location -- right in the middle of Town & Country center. The experience was perfect with two exceptions: I think the prices are too high (yes, it's Palo Alto, but $17 for a BLT? Too much) and the bees practically drove me crazy. Other than that, I'll go again, I'm sure -- hopefully avoiding bee season or eating inside.
Exceptional dining experience!! All aspects of dinner were outstanding, the food, the service, the attention to detail. I had the grilled chicken, my wife the Snapper special. Both dishes were done to perfection, moist and hot, and was plentiful. This is a return visit, and we'll be going again and again.
Return visit after a great brunch a few months ago. While we had a reservation, it was really busy and we did have to wait. The hostess was pleasant and appreciative of our patience. Food was good and it was a nice venue for outdoor dining. They were clearly not enough staff to manage the outdoor patrons. We waited an exceptionally long time for coffee/water.
What a great restaurant to enjoy yummy food and exceptional service. The management and staff go the extra mile to make your experience very special. And did I mention the food is wonderful and you can actually taste the freshness. You will want to dip your bread in all the sauces to savor every drop. My entire party did!
The restaurant is really "farm to table" with locally sourced products. We always love the food and service. It can be quite noisy inside but outside on the patio is wonderful in good weather which we almost always have. The staff is knowledgeable, attentive but not over-bearing. I ls a little pricey, but well worth the cost.
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