The Village Bakery and Cafe

4.7
618 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

What 618 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipkyCA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. I don’t quite remember his name but he was a ex-Marine. He came to check in on us multiple times without being intrusive. Great service and attentive, and truly made it a very memorable experience for us!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place for any occasion

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vipMarilynM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very polite server. Speedy service I like that you include a 20 percent tip as part of the bill

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KellyK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waitstaff were friendly, helpful & quick! And it was a HOT day!! My friend & I enjoyed the Margerum Rose from Santa Barbara(2019) and we shared the avocado toast appetizer. I highly recommend it. $17 is steep, but it's on their homemade bread & they really piled on the avocado! The calabrian chiles and the kumquats were a nice touch, too! We also split the seasonal Asparagus pizza and this was very good too! Overall a great dining experience. I'd go back!

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David
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious and the service was excellent,

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we were not disappointed! Excellent on every level, this is still one of our favorite places. Thank you all for making our meal fun and special!

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vipBBRR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience

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DoctorJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food outstanding; parking over the 12-1PM time is impossible; prices are unsurprisingly (for the Woodside location) very high.

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AurelienN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Super nice terrace, great food and good service. Very pleasant dinner!

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vipGloGlo
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was fine. Open Table reviewed our check an there was an extra charge added of $40.40 without explanation? I am going to call to find out what this was for? We had a gift card if $50.00 which was deducted.

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vipEricMpls
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious baked goods and good brunch items served amazingly even while busy.

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vipNicki
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I mentioned casually that it was my friend's birthday and the waiiter served a lovely dessert.
The food, the service, the ambience on a warm summer night were just divine.
The Village Bakery knows how to set a table!
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vipST247
San Francisco
166 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! Relaxing atmosphere and one thing better than the next.

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Cris
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, menu somewhat limited but very good, cocktail menu was extensive. Restaurant includes 20% service charge but we added more tip for the excellent waiter, Francisco.

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luv2eat
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!! We are regular customers. Great ambiance, great food and outstanding service. We are lucky to live only 5 min away.

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Elle005
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Parking in that are is very bad, need to leave lots of extra time just to find a spot somewhere in the area.

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vipRand
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Michele
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Outdoor dining is noisy. Salads are very good. So are the omelettes.

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Kathyb
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the back room. Open air but protected. Waiter was outstanding, We had so much fun with him. From arrival to leaving we had a wonderful meal and service. Highly recommend

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Jackie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and lunch service. Lovely backyard patio. It was a bit windy so the heat lamps didn't warm very much, but that's outdoor dining for you. All around a lovely meal.

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KarenP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time - all staff was very attentive - food was served quickly and piping hot.

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vipMichele
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even more excellent service person!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant

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vipSomethingood
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was great to be outdoors, and found this placer with many tables full. Parking was hard. We have eaten there twice in a couple of weeks, and both times the food was fine, but not overwhelming, especially for the price. For lunch I had a bowl of soup, shared an order of side vegetable, had a seltzer was (from the bar-not the Voss), and a cappacino, and my bill was over$50. They automatically add a 20% tip, but the service was pleasant and I would have left that anyway. But soup, half a side of veggies, and two non-alcoholic drinks for $50 just seemed high, even though it was outside. Probably won't come back on my own. I would recommend only for being outdoors.

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RYANC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ambiance was fantastic. Crew was great & friendly. Definitely will be back

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vipsffood18
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great environment on the back patio.

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ChefEla
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great view and ambiance! Just not sure about the mandatory 20% service fee . Understand that business nowadays can be short-handed due to the pandemic but service can be compromised even more when workers don’t have the incentive.

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viprobo
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Decent food overall. Burger was awesome. Service is very mediocre.

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HAL9000
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Heard this was a sister restaurant of the sadly closed Mayfield Cafe In Palo Alto. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. I do object to paying $4 for a side of “blueberries” which turned out to be 1.5 tablespoons of compote. Will go back but watch out for upcharges.

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GabrieleK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went to Village Bakery for a post-graduation dinner. The atmosphere was very nice and the food was good.

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DanielB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great place to dine outside. The food and atmosphere were great.

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vipfoodie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The pour on my glass of rose was so slight which was annoying. And the week prior I had the asparagus salad and it had nice large croutons. This time they put like a few crouton crumbs, not nearly as good. The service also was not attentive, we waited like 5 minutes after our main course came to get silverware.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our lunch

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vipDandMfromSanMateo
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They lost some space in the parking lot so the tables are a lot closer together now, but still wonderful to sit outside. Our waiter and service was wonder as usual. Food came out fast and was exceptional!

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vipElle
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pancakes are worth the trip on their own. Some of the more savory dishes occasionally are under-seasoned, but the great service and ambiance totally make up for it.

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kayd
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect brunch spot .Service was outstanding ! We will be back

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RobertB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Latte was great! The server took great care of us. We will definitely go back.

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vipDBdb
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The Village Bakery is in the small, bucolic town of Woodside. The restaurant is located in a nondescript brown strip mall between a tennis shop and another restaurant. They've currently got a large outdoor eating area which is pleasant even if its in the parking lot. Many of the dishes are extremely well done, but some are just overwrought and the diner is left bewildered at what they were thinking. For instance the pancakes and French toast were excellent, but the bakery burger was a mess of incoherent flavors that, frankly, made me wish I got a Quarter Pounder from McDonalds. Overall, the food was well prepared and thoughtfully made.

I wish the same could be said for the staff. When we arrived for brunch the restaurant had just opened, but they still hadn't setup any of the tables. More guests came, and they were still setting up the tables. A queue formed. Finally, about 15 minutes after the restaurant official opened the tables were finished and those in line were hopefully of being seated. Nope. The hostesses were oblivious to the guests and stood at their desk talking to each other. When the guests mutinied and stormed into reception desk, the hostess would then try to seat them. But they were so disorganized they couldn't find reservations, bristled at the customers who were irritated at having to stand in a line for no reason, and were bafflingly inept at actually deciding which table to use when ALL of them were empty. Fortunately, our waiter was good, prompt and helpful. The wait staff calmed down the guests that the hostess staff frustrated.

Overall, our dining experience was a mix of frustration, bewilderment, and "hey, try this, it's really good!"

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LaurieG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Polite servers but 2nd wine order was forgotten. When if finally arrived 20 minutes or so it was on the house

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HaticeS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch with our friends, everything was delicious and the staff were great! Either outside or indoor dining/brunch you can get there. The staff does not make you rush to eat and go. Perfect for a weekend brunch! The only thing they should expand their menu with more ommelette and toasts.

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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 618 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.