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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.

855 El Camino Real, Ste. 110
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
THE CAFE

Breakfast:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Lunch:
Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Dinner:
Nightly, 5:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Brunch:
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

THE BAKERY

Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Embarcadero Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 853-9200

Website:
http://www.mayfieldbakery.com/

Parking Details:
Ample parking is available at our location in The Town & Country Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA

Executive Chef:
Scott Soule

Additional:
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

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4.0

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2016

Great food, average service, not a place to go for a quiet intimate lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2016

Superior food and service for every dining experience...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2016

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Terrible experience - awful service and food was insanely over priced. Will not be going back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Was disappointed with limited pre game menu. Not interesting. Pizza was burned(black) on the bottom. Will definitely find an alternative next time

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Service was a bit better than good. Food was ok except the "sour dough" toast was not sour dough and was cold and very hard. Atmosphere was super for a Saturday morning brunch. I would recommend it with reservations.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2016

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Other than the high noise level, my friend and I enjoyed a lovely dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Great date night in our first night out in Palo Alto. Great service and really fun atmosphere with wonderful food, including the sweet corn custard!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Great food and service. Good variety for vegetarians. Fresh ingredients.

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 7, 2016

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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2016

We still like this place but find that it's getting too expensive. Cozy atmosphere. Wonderful breads.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2016

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2016

It took to long to get waited on. The waiter was unable to explain what was on the menu and make recommends on what to get. Overall I didn't have a good experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2016

The gnocchi was not very good. The tomatoes were great. Great wine selection.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Organic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Can't wait to return, great restaurant.
I wanted every entree offered.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2016

Once again, Mayfield served delicious food prepared perfectly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Love this place.. my favorite brunch place and always a go to spot to get together with friends over the weekend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2016

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Food is very good, quality very consistent. Sometimes a little noisy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2016

The food was amazing. However the tables are very close together and the noise level on a Saturday night is pretty high. Tough to have a conversation across the table unfortunately

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2016

The food is consistently good here with vegetarian, fish and meat choices as well as gluten free options. Quite pricey, the main defect is the service which is poor.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Fabulous food and service! I went specifically for the pot pie and it truly did not disappoint. I will return for sure

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2016

The Cappuccino based drinks and very interesting breakfast and brunch menu are not to be missed!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2016

A fun day date with a friend. Yummy food and great cocktails!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2016

New chicken salad is fabulous!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2016

Very average food at a premium price. There are many many restaurants in the Palo alto area which offer a much better dining experience…

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2016

The Food was fine however their pricing was WAY to HIGH!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2016

We eat here w our 3 kids once a quarter! Food and service are hit or miss. My favorites are the kale salad and bites of my kids cheese pizza!

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