The Village Bakery and Cafe

4.7
554 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JodyJune
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This was the second time dining there in 2 days. The food was great and the waiter not good. Same waiter both times. Same experience both times. We had to repeat out order
Four times before he got
It right.

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DylanS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This establishment is over the top and the service is exquisite, but there is one thorn that mars the experience dining there and that is the selection of music. The choice of music brings this classy restaurant several notches down. Instead of soft classical or instrumental jazz they play rock and roll and it is an abortion to one’s ears. Not to mention that the music makes it difficult to carry on a conversation with my guests. I brought this issue up to management twice and it isn’t being resolved.

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TeresaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Unfortunately three of the four items we ordered did not taste particularly good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family dined at The Village Bakery and Cafe for Mother’s Day. Their front patio is set up perfectly with at least 6 feet between tables so you feel very safe. They have umbrellas and heat lamps to use depending on the weather. We had a terrific waiter, Francisco, who made sure we were well taken care of. The menu has something for everyone from hamburger to pizza to fried chicken. I wasn’t that hungry so I had the hamburger which was delicious. My husband had the fried chicken with the buttery biscuit and was very happy with his meal. Our daughter enjoyed the halibut special. They also have a nice wine and drink list!I definitely recommend this restaurant and plan to dine again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mother’s Day lunch, both the food and service was very good !

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tedt
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

just a great spring Saturday night semi-post covid in woodside. close to perfection. simple food done well and attentive thoughtful servers. big aloha.

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ladiesweekend
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The restaurant was very busy as it was a beautiful day. But I had a reservation. They have a very nice expansive outdoor dining area in front of the restaurant as well as the patio in the back. The service was so SO slow and unimpressive. We waited a long time to order. I had to flag the server down. Then we ordered and I thought I’d get my drink before having to request it half way through my meal. I was never asked if I wanted a refill of coffee. When the food arrived, we requested condiments. We had to request TWICE. They never came. They automatically add a 20% service charge in lieu of gratuity. I wish I could have adjusted cause they only deserved the min 15%. For what we got, it was really overpriced. Ambiance is nice but I won’t be traveling to visit again.

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Taylor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to the restaurant for brunch. We were lucky enough to get a reservation on Mother’s Day.
Parking was difficult, so expect to stalk someone walking back to their car.

Food was amazing. Service was amazing. Prices are in line with the quality of both the food and service. Get your wallet ready because it’ll be a great time.

TG
vipThorstenG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Everything was just average- the cocktails, the food, the desert nothing bad just around average and not what to expect from given the price tag

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Mikeylikesit
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Overpriced but really delicious food and great service. I’m addicted.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice service & food!

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vipLovetodineout
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Returned looking forward to introducing to the Dungeness crab roll to a friend. I had enjoyed it very much last month. However, I was shocked at how little crab salad was on each roll. At most, two tablespoons. The last time I was here, there was an abundance of crab . This time, a paucity of crab sat atop a Romaine lettuce leaf, resting on the roll. I almost sent it back but did not want to make a fuss in the presence of my friend. Very disappointed.

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JulieK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The outdoor setup is great, and our whole experience was very pleasant. I was disappointed in the food, though. It was fine, but not especially good.

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vipTarits
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and I am so happy I tried this place! Food is awesome and service is excellent. Outdoor dining ambiance is wonderful!

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vipRats67
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Outstanding food and fun outdoor ambience. Friendly but painfully slow service.

DM
vipDandMfromSanMateo
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visits here just keep getting better. Great ambiance; especially sitting outside. Our waiter was wonderful. He remembered us from a prior visit. Our table had a personal note for our anniversary celebration and they gave us dessert!

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EvaV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo delicioso, pedimos salmón y estuvo delicioso, los vegetales en su punto, el pan mmm riquísimo, la atención muy buena.
Gracias!

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vipNinaInSF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining with socially distanced tables and all employees were wearing masks. Service was excellent.

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viplaurayecies
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice environment overpriced and small portions

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vipmiki1126
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Too much mayonnaise in the crab roll; otherwise everything very good.

JM
JackyMF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lunch in the back outside area. It is covered with ventilation on that top. If you are really nervous about siting inside with walls - ask for a front outside table. This feels more like you are inside. I had a delicious interesting Greens and Grain salad - it is crunchy, a little bit sweet and I added a perfectly cooked salmon. I also started with an incredible cinnamon role. I really appreciated that the cream cheese frosting was perfectly balance - not too sweet. My only complaint was I ordered a pinot noir that I would say was bland. Overall a really delicious meal. Highly recommend.

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KathleenS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a lovely lunch. I feel the waiter should of greeted us sooner than he did, but otherwise it was great.

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AdriannP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Meals and baked goods are always amazing!

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LaniK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday dinner Saturday evening and had the best service and the best food. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great

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JaneB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Nice outdoor seating

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vipanniebanannie
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this spot. We come at least once a week and it feels like home. Keep the chicken soup on the menu please! Alejandro is the best waiter. He remembers what we like to eat and drink every time.

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EdwardL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Terrible experience. Food was mediocre. $19 hamburger was really two patties with sliced pickles equivalent to a McDonald’s item for only $4. Martini in a miniature glass for $15. Small Caesar salad with very small piece of salmon almost $30. Imposed service fee of 20% with sales tax charged on the fee.
Bakery used to be my favorite restaurant. It is now a consumer ripoff and we will never go back. I feel cheated
Ed Lewandowski

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All dishes were well prepared. Our waiter was efficient and attentive. As our last experience here, this was another great experience. Thank you!

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vipmauimeals
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Parking is a disaster. Show up 30 mins before showtime to find a spot to park. Otherwise, great place. Have business meetings here bi-weekly.

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KateL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I was REALLY disappointed by our dinner last night. It was supposed to be a special birthday dinner for my 15-year-old twins. The hostess was extremely rude to start and placed us in the middle of the almost empty back patio, right next to another table...like 2 feet away. Not sensitive to COVID at all. When I asked to move she literally rolled her eyes. The food was fine, nothing special, and not worth $200.00 for the three of us. Lastly...they did nothing special for the birthday (other than a generic card) ...even when we ordered desserts. I will not be going again...the arrogance is unbelievable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the remodel...really nice. Food was great. The outdoor dining nice too. I’ll be back.

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NicoleK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Everything there is great except the music. Top 40 from the '70s, every song you never wanted to hear again in your life. My husband and I couldn't get out of there fast enough. We won't go back until the management does something about that inexcusable music. I can't recommend it until the issue is fixed, unless the person is hearing impaired.

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Laura
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely evening at the Village Bakery & Cafe!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
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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DaveGSM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! The food is excellent, the service prompt and friendly, the prices fair for such high quality food. Super happy that this place is here!

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AllisonB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and ambiance! I am already planning on coming back!

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vipElle
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipKing
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
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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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 554 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.