The Village Bakery and Cafe

4.7
483 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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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was quite wretched this evening :( We weren’t sat on the back patio as I requested in advance via OpenTable (which wasn’t a big deal/we didn’t even mention it to the host), but I was appalled by the difference between back patio & front patio service. This is my 5th (possibly even 6th) time to your restaurant in the last ~2.5 months, I’ve always had a wonderful experience on the back patio (hence why I keep returning with new guests!). Tonight’s experience was very different. Not only was service exceptionally slow (we watched nearly every table around us be served their entrees well before us even if they’d ordered after us), but we were basically ignored by our server (who I think was embarrassed by the long wait). Never asked if we’d like another round of cocktails, had to flag someone down for a refill of waters (& it was very warm today!). When our entrees finally arrived, they were all several minutes apart. The gentleman whom we asked about possibly moving an umbrella to further shade our table was very rude. I was very embarrassed as the person who suggested dining here to my friends & am hesitant to return :(

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vipElle
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pancakes were one of the best we've ever had.

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vipKing
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

On a very busy Saturday afternoon, the staff struggled a bit to keep things moving and were often unavailable for follow-on conversations about salt&pepper, more water, eat al.

While the outside front venue is necessary, the traffic on Woodside Road (especially motorcycles and, in our case, a major car accident) can make things a little interesting.

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vipPaloAltoDiner
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time at Village Bakery and Cafe, very nice on a beautiful day. Sat outside.

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FriedaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to enjoy good food and great atmosphere.

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Nicky
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food is bad. Fried chicken batter is hard, taste is way too salty. KFC is much better. Lunch for 2 with tap water comes to $51.00. Don’t think it’s worth it. Will not go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food awful

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vipgirlonthego
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends. Excellent service

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vipGloriaD
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant!! Superb!! Delicious food and everything was fantastic!! Beautiful area!! Will go again soon!! 5 stars!!

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vipHappybirthdaytome
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a birthday lunch for a friend. She enjoyed her lunch, and so did I. 😊

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foodlover
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

What a let down! We love the food and atmosphere here but the service is deplorable...especially since a 20% tip is automatically added to every bill. No one came to our table for 20 minutes after we were seated and finally did so only because I waved them down. We ordered a drink and after 40 minutes(!) of not getting that (or any other attention), we went the bar to find out where they were. Only when our waiters saw us at the bar did he motion that he was bringing our drinks out. Everything was difficult...getting them to chill the wine we brought, getting water to the table, even wrapping up the dinner and paying the bill. This was on a recent Monday night and our bill was $540. It wasn't like we were there for a drink and an appetizer. I won't be going back anytime soon! It was a painful evening.

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vipfoodie10
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so enjoyable to eat outdoors at the Village Bakery and Cafe! The tables were a comfortable distance apart, and the service was outstanding. The food was excellent. My friend was vegan, and the waiter went out of his way to review the ingredients of her order and eliminate the non-vegan ingredient. I highly recommend this to anyone!

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CJPJ
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! We love supporting local businesses and the staff, food and ambience was lovely.

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vipStephanie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outdoor dining space is wonderful and the desert menu is especially yummy! The service has always been good and we enjoy eating at the Village Bakery very much.

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vipGregM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food, a bit pricey but worth it.
Love the outside dining.

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vipEllenK
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.

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vipMayL
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Chilaquiles were too salty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We do love this place, but the rear deck was rented and very loud.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was prepared well, tasty, and presented well. We will be making this a regular for our meals out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and quick service. A great meal and a nice outdoor dining experience.

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vipKH123
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable And relaxing environment with decent well prepared dishes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love the atmosphere and attentive courteous service

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Jblack
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch should offer more than just brunchy food. It would be great if there were more options other than eggs and salad plates.

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GinaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful Easter brunch this past weekend! Service and food were both outstanding!

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NasrinR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

While I enjoy coming to the village bakery. There are some negative aspects of the experience that I think can be handled better.
Please don’t try to over sell Alcohol and other beverages .
Your server doest need to pour your glass for every sip you drink to optimize for a second bottle. I felt incredibly rushed and stressed to have to constantly tell the server I’m ok for now.
This is not my first time there , every time I am there it seems like they are expecting customers to order alcohol and beverages non stop! If someone having lunch there doest mean they need to get drunk or have and alcohol at all! People come and are pushed to the point of obligation to order drinks dessert, add ons etc. it makes the experience feel disingenuous and touristy and that is sad.

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viphchj
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining facilities. Good food, great service!

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vipAnnM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Village Bakery is a lovely place to be and has excellent food and service and general ambience.

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NickM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining for our anniversary. Food was great, service was awesome and nice and safe for COVID. Will come again!

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Victoria
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was amazing and very attentive. Food is always prepared perfectly ! We will definitely be going back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Food was below standard and what I have come to expect. Fried chicken was way too salty, ribs were dried out and tough. The slice of cake for my wife’s birthday, while appreciated, was dry and not moist. Not sure I am willing to go back and I love the place.

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AudreyF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It took a little while to order initially but then drinks and food came very quickly and were good. It was a beautiful day and a great lunch on the patio.

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VGreview
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Overpriced basic and too salty food but nice patio.

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vipMlavary
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent to sit out front, service was amazing, the food outstanding and we loved it.

JM
JulieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was fresh and tasty. Great atmosphere and location.

MB
MichaelB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Every time we eat here we look at the bill and all agree it’s overpriced

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vipAlaMexicana
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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DavidR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! We came with our grandchild . The wait staff was very kind to her. They bought our food in a very timely manner.

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Mary
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely day. Wanted to eat lunch outside. Nice outdoor area set up. Food was good. A little pricy but it is Woodside. Waiter was adequate. For a bakery, I would have expected a more extensive and creative desert menu. Strawberry tart was good but nothing special.

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vipdiner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor dining setup!!

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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 483 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.