The Village Bakery and Cafe

4.7
869 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Village Bakery is open! We are offering outdoor seating, takeout, and delivery daily. The bakery is also open, offering a selection of coffee drinks, freshly baked pastries and breads, sandwiches, and other sweet treats! We hope to see you soon.

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Daily 5:00PM - 5:15PM

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vipfoodie10
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Village Bakery and Cafe! The food is always great, and the service was equally good. The tables are well-spaced, so my guests and I felt very comfortable dining there.

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BrendaB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very attentive and pleasant staff. Great food as well!

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vipgracee
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav places! Everything in the menu is good- good ambiance- luv location!

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HappyDiner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food is okay. The French toast is kind of odd-looking and lonely on a plate with no garnish. Some fruit would be a good addition - for esthetics and taste. For example sliced strawberries or tangerine segments. Simple to do. Same with eggs Florentine- while delicious, they were kind of lonely on the plate. A bit of arugula perhaps?

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vipSWTraveler
Tulsa
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was quick and friendly. Food was good and fresh but the iced tea is terrible, do not waste your money.
Nice place for outdoor dining.

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vipPalmerD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Sat on the back patio which is enclosed and more noisy. Service was slow, pancakes were underwhelming, and wish they would add an “Impossible” burger to their menu.

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vipMika
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends and talk. Brunch options were diversified but we all settled into have no the avocado, arugula toast with a poached egg. Very large toast and was filling. Yummy. They have the back and front patios open now. Plus the inside dining is available too. Lots of heaters outside so there weren’t many inside. I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good, food good, quiet enough inside we could visit!

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vipSteph
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and services!

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vipcody
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday!! The service and food were excellent!! I had not been to this restaurant for many years but now it is my favorite!! The menu is somewhat small but that makes for better food quality and presentation!! I highly recommend it!!

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vipEllenK
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.

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Jonmark
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Over the place is a very relaxed place for Brunch. Highly recommend the outdoors.

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MIna
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My family and I have been coming to Village Bakery, and before that Woodside Bakery, for the last twenty years, two to four times a month.

Of all our visits, today was the least hospitable and at two times, service was subpar.

Our waiter seemed completely disinterested in hosting but in general service was subpar.

Disappointing…

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vipLmbd
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always dine here as it’s one of our local favorites. Food is delicious and staff is very friendly and professional.

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KellyR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time for my guest and they loved it. I truly think your fireplace patio is perfect. My guest cannot wait to return with her family. Never disappointed.

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Cindy
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Good sevice and good food!

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vipatsuroR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always the very best servers!!!

jose is super great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Back patio is beautiful. The brunch menu is a bit limited, it has too many sweet options and not many savory. Pancakes were a bit undercook, breakfast sandwich was pretty average. The burger fried chicken sandwiches were good.

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Caymanmama
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipAnnaP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We started our meal with a butter lettuce salad and the leaves were so large that we had to cut them in order to eat our salad. Next our entree was delivered to our small table before we even finished our salad. We were seated at a small round table and in the process of setting down our entree, my client's water glass was tipped over and water went all over her lap, the table and the floor. Service was very poor last Friday during lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening treating my mom to a spontaneous meal out. The food was exquisite and clearly very well sourced. Every bite was tasty and my body feels healthier and nourished after such a delicious evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun setting and always delicious food and attentive service .

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RIEKON
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experiece! Will definately return from New York!

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AndyH
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A wonderful all round experience. Very accommodating staff, food very nice (pot pie special was huge!) cocktails tasty. Sat outside so could be a bit cold without heaters. Also expect some noise since it’s near the road. All in all though very good.

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BaldwinT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First time into Woodside. Delighted to find the Village Bakery & Cafe. We had reservations and were seated right away. Diego served us and did well. As we are gluten sensitive, he mentioned that the corn bread is gluten free. We ordered it and loved it, even though we like it sweeter. While the outdoor seating was quite busy, the tables were apart enough to not be able to hear others conversations. Not being too hungry, we ordered two salads to go along with the corn bread and an order of grilled shrimp. All good. No gluten-free dessert other than gelato/ice cream. Would have liked a chocolate mousse or flan. Definitely worth a return visit.

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vipKristiina
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Have been here numerous times but yesterdays brunch was sadly a disappointment from beginning to end....after ordering we waited over 45 minutes for our meals to arrive only to have both arrive cold and not not edible. Waiter returned them and had new ones made. A woman came by to apologize and let us know they would be making two new meals. Received the new meals which were hot but the side order of toast had obviously been made in advance and perhaps simply reheated as it was so hard and tough you could not even bite into it. I would have thought the manager would have checked back with us to assure all was ok but we saw no one till the bill was brought to us.

A simple Sunday brunch turned into an hour and a half ordeal with just ok entrees and we dropped over $75 on it. Very disappointing follow through, poor customer service, and not a great experience from start to finish.

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vipSwetha
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service - dessert could have been better!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance outside! Dinner was delicious—I got the salmon with lentils and husband got burger. Both so delicious! We split the pear salad and was a bit disappointed. Felt like it needed a bit more snap. Overall, very very happy with our dinner last night!

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Caymanmama
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. We eat here every weekend, I love the Caesar salad with salmon, but today I noticed the menu had sautéed spinach, so I ordered that with salmon on top. Healthy and delish!

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vipLindaF
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always exceptional.

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vipLisaB
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband is picky but really likes the burger. The fries are consistently good. I had the French onion soup which was quite good. The butter lettuce salad with Warren pears, blue cheese and walnuts had potential but too much dressing and I like my salad greens cold not room temp. The martinis good but small for the price: $15 each.

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vipFoodie1960
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cesar salad was good. Fried Chicken was very good. Mashed potatoes need more substance. Waiter was excellent.

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TrishH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Front desk and phone assistance could use work. Pls put Parking suggestions on site or remind phone help to suggest.

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Flywirght
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a favorite of ours! Service is always great, the food is delicious, and the staff is excellent.

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HectorJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food; great service. Nice seating outdoors. Tasty dessert.

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Johnnie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New favorite place for lunch or dinner. Really enjoy the outdoor dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thank you - keep up the great work!

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vipGoodfood
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful business lunch in the back patio, thanks to the friendly and accommodating staff. We were greeted warmly and treated very well throughout our visit. Our waiter was excellent - very knowledgeable and efficient.
We were caught off guard that the beverage refills were not complimentary, especially since the glass size was so small.
The food was excellent. I enjoyed the New England Crab Roll which was fresh and delicious. The side salad was perfect. My dining companion had the fried chicken sandwich, which she shared with me - also very tasty.
The only down-side was the bill - the prices were too high, especially for the portions. The Arnold Palmers should have been refilled for free.

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vipLGDiner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal!! Very accommodating to requests for substitutions. Great service.

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deafgirl
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think if you need people to review make this section optional.
People like to finish reviews quickly.

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You can order delivery directly from The Village Bakery and Cafe using the Order Online button. The Village Bakery and Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 851-5555.

The Village Bakery and Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 869 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.