The Village Bakery and Cafe

4.7
910 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything at the bakery was delicious and exceeded expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and go all the time good people, good food.

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BBRR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience

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deafgirl
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger was fantastic and butter lettuce salad too.

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PiedmontAveDiner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely service and excellent food. Burger was perfect and requested niçoise sandwich converted to salad was happily and beautifully accommodated. Such a wonderful local gem.

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MissyP
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had 5:30 reservations for a birthday dinner, just two of us. Requested "standard" seating which wound up being in the back mostly enclosed patio room. The ambiance was very pleasant and the heaters provided much warmth -- enough to be comfortable in short sleeves. The waiter was very personable and explained the restaurant had been very busy all day. Wine was served before we placed our dinner order for potato leek soup, lettuce salad with red wine vinaigrette, roasted salmon and ahi. We ordered Parker House rolls separately -- $5 for two rolls with a side of butter. All the food was delicious. A second glass of wine came when we were 3/4 of the way through dinner, which was mildly disappointing. I didn't pay the bill, but I think at least one dessert was complimentary. We would definitely return and would definitely recommend.

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DennisG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a business lunch indoors. The booths had glass to separate, which helped with noise and COVID comfort. Beautiful place. Super friendly service.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We would have liked to seen a real wood fireplace. We were disappointed.Also a better breakfast menu

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GitaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality and freshness was extraordinary! We were seated in the back patio which was less crowded and extremely well ventilated.

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vipAlan
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Neighborhood Haunt.
We continue to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place for brunch! We thoroughly enjoyed it!

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SunilB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful night and good food. The service was good but not great this time around. But it was the end of the day so .....

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vipCarol
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just lovely. Very nice waiter. Loved it Food was excellent.

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Ninon
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a delightful restaurant. I invited colleagues for a business lunch. It was a perfect ambiance. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, excellent ambiance, and delicious food!

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vipHank
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated in a nice, quiet room and were lucky enough to be seated next to another couple with whom we had an enjoyable conversation. The waiter was excellent but obviously overworked, probably due to shortage of help the industry is experiencing. Food was excellent, although my salmon was not quite as rare as I wanted - they were very nice to replace it. In general one of our favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was meeting a good friend after long and worth it

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AO400
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had an early lunch when they opened at 11:00am on a week day. We sat outside (in the front patio) and it was quite good. I had the pear and walnut salad and the person I was with had the salmon salad-both excellent. Highly recommend.

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StevenA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all levels. Wait staff and talented bartender made it perfect

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KellyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place to be when I come home for a visit.
It’s always a toss of if I go for the burger or the steak -both are Ammazziinng… 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Till next time 🍀

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Lakeviewman
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place was pretty filled up due to the rain. We enjoyed the brunch and the food is great like usual. The service is consistently attentive, I tried the pancake which was very different than the normal restaurant style, very soft in the inside consist a very thick layer. The fried chicken sandwich was great as a substitution for the full fried chicken choice. This is a great place to come and enjoy a relaxed brunch.

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bARBARAK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcoming accomodating staff. Not too chatty waiter who spaced out our courses per our request!

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vipRuby
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We always love the food at Woodside Bakery. It’s consistent and delicious. We had Caesar salads, a burger & the chicken pot pie. The Pinot & mulled wine were very good. My lemon drop was not the best, just ok. The hostess was pretty rude when we came in prior to our reservation to move our table inside. Later, we called and she was able to squeeze us in early which was much appreciated. Kindness goes a long way though, especially at the front of the house. The other host - a young man, was just great. Funny and helpful.
The service was spotty, but kind and to be fair each of the two waiters had 12 tables which is a lot. Too many for one person.
Our cocktails and coffee’s never arrived and we were charged double for one of our cocktails (always check your bill). It was all taken care of in the end and our coffee’s were on the house which was good. 20% gratuity is charged no matter how large your party is. This is not the norm, but these are tough times. We prefer to tip on service and always do.
The bathrooms were out of TP and seat covers as well… All being said…
We would def return as it was festive for the holidays and really good food.

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vipLisaP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Some aspects were lovely, some aspects were chaotic / disappointing.
Would try again, but didn't totally live up to my high hopes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Overpriced, mediocre

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Robert
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I ordered the salmon dish and while it was tasty, found it raw UK n the middle. Only ate part

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vipMaurineM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Village Bakery is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner. There is a lot of outdoor seating. The food is good. The menu is not expansive, but is certainly fine.

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KathyS
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A little overpriced for what we got. The 20% tip is automatically added no matter how small/big your party size is. They added up the food and tip then taxed on both..?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting even if it was freezing out- the heaters helped! The French onion soup was fabulous and the New York was cooked to perfection- I think the best steak I’ve had in a long time. Such a quaint restaurant with great food. Highly recommend

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Betsy
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

On a freezing night the staff made sure we were warm under a heater lamp. Our waiter went out of his way to provide top notch service. Always delicious food. A neighborhood gem.

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vipEdieG
San Francisco
158 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I often make arrangements to celebrate birthdays here because the staff is normally so warm and welcoming. In the past they have often provided a celebratory note for the guest of honor. A very nice touch. Must be the busy holiday season because my last visit there was no note and we got a dessert to celebrate my friends birthday, but it was brought without a candle. The waiter did comp the dessert (very nice, but not the main point). Other than my disappointment on the more personal touches the kale & quinoa salad is fantastic, and the spiced prawns are a perfect accompaniment!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good but service was very bad. 1 waiter for about 30 tables and very long wait time. Difficult for a family with children.

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vipDaveJ
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot spot in old woodside. With the new outdoor seating, the Village Bakery has really expanded access for a lot of people. Service was amazing - great recommendations. Food was delicious (I had the chicken sandwich which was delish). Only issue was parking. With all the expanded outdoor seating, parking has become a challenge. Took about 15 minutes of driving around to settle in - so plan ahead ;-)

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SSPT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is great, the best brunch in the area by far. Lunch and dinner are always good. Service is always personal and quality

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vipIisaS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant but so expensive for what you get.

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KarenH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch options with very attentive servers, always happy with experience here

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vipKristinH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat great food with kids.

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BikeRider
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

music is too loud! outside speakers & loud music are annoying. several car alarms going off during our dinning experience, combined with the loud annoying music did not enhance the experience.

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vipLalaEats
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely location for lunch. Outdoor patio comfortable. Food and service very good.

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vipfoodie10
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
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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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 910 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.