The Village Bakery and Cafe
Three-Piece Fried Chicken
Espelette-Spiced Honey, Watercress
White Cheddar, Slaw, French Fries
Savoy Spinach, Avocado, Hollandaise
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Daily 5:00PM - 5:15PM
Great meal!! Very accommodating to requests for substitutions. Great service.
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Fantastic as always, even in the storm!
Menu limited with breakfast items. Should have more sides like toast, croissant , mixed fruit , and other low calorie or healthy items.
Fun setting outside with light and music, lots of people. We both had the tuna and it was possibly the best grilled tuna I've ever had. On mashed potatoes with arugula and watercress salad. Really exceptional food and a great evening.
Good is good, ambiance and service excellent
Breakfast is always consistently delicious and comes out quickly. Attentive service
food is overrated, environment is nice, service is okay with a 25% tip automatically added to your dinning, no choice there
Wonderful experience sll around
Your new waiter Jay was outstanding!!!
Kudos to you got hitting him
You never disappoint! Thank you for another fantastic meal. I whole heartedly recommend!
I was pleasantly surprised by our lunch at Village Bakery. The food was excellent, the venue was beautiful and it was cold out but warm on the back patio where we had lunch.
Will be back to celebrate my birthday next month!
Village Bakery could be so much better than it is. The setting is pleasant, especially for outdoor dining. The hostesses are unfailingly courteous. But after that, things fall apart. The wait time between from seated to be acknowledged by a server easily can reach to 20 minutes, and has on multiple times I've visited. Why? My guess is that the decision has been made not hire enough servers. Then the menu arrives and it's limited. Diners who seek a variation of the dish are in for a challenging road as the waiter attempts to input the requested change on a mobile device. It took my guest several minutes to explain to the server that she was a vegetarian and wanted a simple BLT, just without any bacon. The result she received? A standard BLT. When it was sent back, what returned several minutes later was a sandwich on inferior bread compared with the first one. My hamburger was served without any lettuce or tomato -- who does that? It just screams penny-pinching. The space occupied by this establishment used to be occupied by Woodside Bakery, which provided far superior food and better, friendlier service.
Our server was very nice and helpful. Everyone was great and the food was great. Thank you.
We sat in the back patio which has a lovely ambiance and is more quiet than the front. The food was very good, as well as the service.
Great food in a great environment. A wonderful place for brunch.
All good. Service was excellent.
Good was great, and so was the service.
Definitely coming back
As usual, our experience here was wonderful. The guests we brought loved it too. The chicken and their turkey and bacon sandwiches were all great. Carlos, our waiter was outstanding. Thank you for making lunch another wonderful experience for me and my guests!
I have been a regular at Village Bakery over many years but last night was very disappointing:
- I ordered the prime rib, & the meat was very tough & grisly, I could only eat a few bites -- not what you would expect for a $45 entree.
-The service was very slow & inattentive -- even though the restaurant was very empty -- we don't mind paying 20% automatically on the bill if the service is good, but this was not.
- My husband & I are both gluten allergic & the desert menu had 5 deserts that had gluten -- the only non gluten option was ice cream. The waitress said she continually gets requests for gluten free options but the pastry chef won't provide -- is this customer oriented? (I do always enjoy the GF cornbread -- 10 pts for that)
- I ordered a decaf latte after dinner & was up half the night -- that only happens to me if it's decaf -- that was a big error!
So all in all, a VERY off night for Village Bakery.
Food, drink and service are consistently excellent here! They have outside heaters now as it's getting chilly and lots of outside seating in the front parking lot and back inside/outside patio. We had ahi tuna & chicken paillard which were both outstanding with a shared yummy cheesecake with strawberry sauce! Love this place for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Outdoor location OK. Service OK despite a clearly inexperienced waiter. Food was terrible. Gloppy salad dressing. Tasteless fried chicken. Mediocre pizza.
Beautiful setting for a family brunch and the food was amazing as always
Even though service was slow and the soup and main course came out all at once. It was delicious. Hopefully with time the service will match the food.
Friendly service ,, brought our entire family
Perfect spot for a string of business meetings. Nick made sure of it!
Great service + food. Probably can’t be helped, but families with loud children could be sectioned off together!!
Always great food, atmosphere. We go frequently. Only concern is service once seated lags a bit more than it should. Host staff at the desk are excellent and once service is initiated it is good but the initial guest-waiter/waitress contact takes a bit too long.
Limited Sun brunch menu, but prepared good. Service was great and dining experience was causal and safe. Beware of the 20% service charge, especially when ordering drinks at the bar!!!!!!
Excellent food and good ambiance/
Trisha who is the manager helped our table as they were short of waiter.
Trisha acted very selflessly and so competently.
Thank you !
Marco our waiter was excellent, and our food was delicious !! We were celebrating are dear friends 91st birthday and I can’t believe that they had a card on the table for her (see picture) and they also gave us a complementary dessert which was such a surprise. I can’t say enough good things about the Village bakery…
The outdoor setting was great with the lighting, music, lively environment. The restaurant was a bit understaffed so took longer than desirable but the waiter overcompensated. Great server!!!
As usual, our experience here is stellar!
Great service, lovely ambiance, generous portions. Parking is definitely an issue so allow yourself a bit of extra time
Enjoyable meal. Excellent service. A little to noisy and parking has always been an issue. I parked at the Woodside Library.
I’ve written several reviews on the Village Bakery and Cafe. This is one of our favorite hangouts and the restaurant is always consistent Food, service, atmosphere is excellent. We love the outdoor dining.
Great dining experience. Our server was very attentive and there to make our experience relaxing and rushed. We started with the tomato and burrata salad that our server kindly requested splitting onto two plates. The chicken paillard was outstanding paired with the corn fondue and vert haricots. The lasagne on the other hand did not meet expectations. It was a modest sized piece, very dry placed on top of a tomato sauce lacking flavor. When we asked our server at time of ordering he recommended the lasagne as a excellent dish. We dine at Village bakery regularly and this is the first time one of our menu selections did not meet our expectation for the high quality village bakery is known for. Suggest the chef reconsider the lasagne recipe and make adjustments to improve flavor and presentation. We will be back to village bakery given the number of great selections on the menu but will not order the lasagne again. Thanks for the opportunity to share feedback. Best, Shelley
This is a really great spot for lunch. We were seated on the back patio and allowed to stay there long after we finished our meal.
Lovely place and ambiance, friendly service but the food is very, very disappointing. A pity.
Always a favorite of ours
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The Village Bakery and Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 831 OpenTable diners.
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