The Village Bakery and Cafe

4.6
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286 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Join us in our Cafe for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Seating in the dining room, at the bar, or in the beautiful garden patio is available. We welcome walk-in guest as well as reservations. If you’re in a rush and need something super-fast, or if you're just looking for something a little more casual, our Bakery next door offers a bunch of grab-and-go selections. Pastries, coffee drinks, fresh-pressed juices, sandwiches, and salads are always a great idea for someone on-the-go!

Specials

Half of Wine Nights!

Every Tuesday, Every Bottle--Half Off!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 29, 2019

Ends: October 30, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-10:00PM

What 286 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the perfect spot for a ladies lunch!

RK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good vibe to the place. Good choice of food and healthy options.

SL
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and they were able to work us in. Fantastic burgers. Can’t wait Togo back and try more from the menu.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Being plant based eaters, we ordered the kale grains bowl. It was very tasty but not a hearty meal and we were shocked to have to pay extra for a little bread. With coffee and a dessert (manager said he “sometimes” gives a dessert on the house for a birthday, but that did not happen) , the bill came to about $85, for a few kale leaves with grains, sprinkled on top, bread, coffee and one dessert. Our waiter was not professional in his role. The manager later said he was part of the kitchen staff.
Disappointing.

PC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The food is okay but the service was bad even after numerous requests.

DD
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much and the service was great.

RA
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom was so pampered!!!

RW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentines day

DB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Meatloaf was outstanding.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place....not as fancy or as stuffy as the Village Pub.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Do not like the current menu!

s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is great, our waiter and his assistant, his sister, were terrific. Gracious, good humored, timely. Food is great. Thank you.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Village Bakery & Cafe consistently delivers a great experience, time after time. From starters to the main course, the food is spectacular and the wine list is well thought out. They know what they do, they stick to it and they do it incredibly well. Also, a personal plug for our waiter, Diego. He was perfect. Didn't hover, didn't disappear and was engaged throughout the night. Love the VBC and it will continue to be a staple in our dining excursions.

m
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food. Great ambience.

DT
San Francisco
124 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed the food and service and ambiance.

LS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner , food and service was excellent
It was very noisy as lots of people but it was a very upbeat atmosphere
I love this restaurant 👍

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lively. Service was wonderful and food amazing.

J
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have been to the restaurant several times in the past. We have enjoyed it.
This time was a little different. First of all, we were early. That didn’t seem be be a problem in seating, but Open Table sent us a ‘Why didn’t you honor your reservation’ email. Next, our brunch menus looked like they were five years old - crumpled and marked on. I asked the waiter for chicken wings. He said he’d check to see if they were available. He never returned. The waiter’s availability remained an issue throughout our meal. The food was ordinary (ordinary potato quiche, ordinary egg sandwich, good burger).
All in all, it was not a rewarding experience. We had thought of a family Easter brunch at your restaurant. We’re reconsidering.
Arlan Welch

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service every time!

F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Good for brunch. Dinner is terrible. Menu on line does not nearly match the menu at the restaurant.
Actual menu selections are limited and poorly executed.
Our server was delightful and was very happy to take care of not charging us for what we had to send back.
Do not order the Chicken Paillard. Burger is just ok. Meatloaf is mostly bread. Salmon is always overcooked even if you request rare.

A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

I love coming to the VB, but unfortunately my last meal was really disappointing in terms of the food itself. My entree was sad-looking and seemed like it had been cooked an hour earlier, sat around for a while, then reheated. The vegetables were black and shriveled, the mushrooms were leathery -- perhaps everything was under the broiler too long. My friend's salad was soggy, too. Normally the food here is excellent, so I'm hoping it was an atypical experience.

PB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch on A Sunday. Great food and service. We had to wait about 15min even though we had a reservation.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always on our list

RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The cheese on the kids pizza tasted processed. Thin crispy fries were not hot and it seemed like my husband's meatloaf had a lot of bread in it.

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Forgot we needed a table and chair access for one of our guests. Easily remedied. Restaurant was full which added to the noise level. Conversations were not hard to manage. Ambience was wonderful. Sophisticated dining space without veing stuffy. Service was above what we expected. Will return!

GD
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall experience for 6 of us.

A
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We have been to the Village Bakery and Cafe many times, and I always want to love it, but frankly it is just missing the mark. The atmosphere is what keeps us coming back, it is beautiful, warm and inviting, however the food and service is just OK. We were seated and immediately offered drinks which took forever to come, and we had to ask for water three times. I sent my drink back because it was flat and watered down, the replacement took a very long time to arrive. I ordered the meatloaf which was average and came with a salad which was nothing more that lettuce. The Chicken Paillard was equally uninspiring and not worth the price charged. Service throughout the meal was choppy and uneven. For a restaurant with an esteemed and experienced group of owners I would expect more. I truly hope they can raise the bar.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Hate to be writing this review because I love the food here and the waiter was great but they seated us an hour after our reservation time.

A
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food!

R
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. The food seems to have gone up a notch since our last visit; all 4 of us thought our meals were delicious. Service was professional and the room is very attractive and comfortable.

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was slow but they couldn’t wait to take away our food. The place was so noisy that we had to yell across a small table at each other to hear one another. The food was cold upon arrival but the presentation was good. I won’t be returning anytime soon.

DB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

RA
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

TR
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item is delicious. My wife and I have eaten there a half-dozen times. But we brought new people, who are picky eaters, with us, and they loved every item as well. Plus, they got a free loaf of bread on our way out. Great place.

ME
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful spot and great service. Great for a casual/slightly upscale dinner out. Food was ok. Burger was over salted. Fried chicken was the highlight dish and fries were excellent. Lasagne was average and a small piece.

LM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas eve

OT
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just enjoy the Restauarant.
I feel very comfortable there.

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is the second terrible /too expensive for the quality meal I have had there in as many years....I cringed when one of our party recommended going but thought it couldn't be that bad twice...it was.....The chicken paillard was bone dry and like cardboard...my butternut squash soup was tasteless save the pepper and dollop of sage butter in the center.....I will not be coming back