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The Plant Cafe Organic - Burlingame

163 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem (164)
  • Fit for Foodies (154)
  • Great for Lunch (150)

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With a focus on fresh, organic cuisine that's sustainably sourced, The Plant Café makes exceptional fare packed with flavor and wholesome goodness. The completely organic menu begins with breakfast, where options such as breakfast sandwiches, stuffed burritos, oatmeal and fluffy buttermilk pancakes are delightful ways to start your day. Popular entrée items for lunch and dinner include the dino kale salad with veggies and quinoa, seared ahi tuna with citrus ponzu sauce and hearty turkey and veggie burgers. The Plant Café also has a vast array of brewed-fresh coffees and teas, as well as pastries for the full café experience.

Whether you want to sit and enjoy the relaxing ambience or wish to grab a healthy smoothie, sandwich or sweet treat on-the-go, The Plant Café has you covered.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Organic, Vegetarian, American
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Hours of operation

Lunch: M-F 11:00am- 3pm

Mid-Day Menu: 3pm-5pm Daily
Dinner: Sunday and Monday 5:00pm-8:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday 5:00pm-9:00pm

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm
Breakfast: Cafe- 7:30 am -10 am Daily
Cafe Open Daily 7:30am-8pm
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Phone number
(650) 342-0242
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Sascha Weiss, Executive Chef -Richard Schoenacher
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Private party facilities
The Plant Cafe Organic is a great venue for all types of special events from a wedding rehearsal, a business lunch or dinner or a cocktail affair. Our Chefs will create a personal menu consisting of the freshest organic, sustainable and seasonal ingredients.
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Private party contact
Jeff Walters at : (415) 984-0406
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Cross street
Primrose Avenue
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Parking details
There is plenty of Parking spaces in all adjacent streets as well as public parking lots on Primrose and Burlingame Avenue.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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HealthNut (San Francisco)
Dined on February 28, 2015

I made a reservation and my table was ready right away. After seating, the server was no where in sight for 20 minutes. After placing our order, my friend's drink came after 10 minutes and they forgot about mine. After another 15 minutes my drink came. Then after about 30 minutes our meals came. The food was acceptable. It was a Saturday, but not all the tables were full, so I don't see why service was so poor. I wouldn't have tried this restaurant if it wasn't for the organic selections.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on February 19, 2015

I made a reservation for 2 and my lunch date got caught in a traffic accident on 280. She was not able to get to the restaurant until over an hour after the initial reservation. The staff was kind and did not make me feel unwelcome occupying a table for over 2 hours.

VeggieLance (San Francisco)
Dined on February 15, 2015

Have eaten here 2x before and aside from a noisy room when full, have been happy with service/drinks/food.
On our last occasion, I ordered the vegan burger (I think the Cali-With avocado) and requested vegan please-No cheese.
Upon receiving my order, there was a big glob of cheese. No biggie, mistakes happen. I sent the burger back and to my shock, all the cooks did was scrape off some of the cheese and remove a good bit of the burger as well. huh?!!?!? Sloppy to say the least.
Too bad as this place is fun to eat at. Sorry to say that the food falls far short.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on February 15, 2015

We received a gift certificate from friends, but never ate at The Plant. We arrived at 5:15PM. There were approximately six patrons inside when we arrived for an early dinner. It looked like a nice place.

We were seated and given our menus along with a glass of water. A few minutes later, our waitress come to our table to inform us that HALF the menu was not available: no pizzas and half of the daily specials were not available. How can you open for dinner with no food to serve?

My wife's red curry dish/with chicken was not good. The curry was not a red curry sauce as described in the menu. It was dry paste that looked like it was scraped off of the side of the pan. There was a scant amount of chicken as well and her rice was luke warm. My wasabi burger had a good flavor; however, it should have been seared to hold it together, as well as too make it warm. Oh yeah, $8.00 for two small shiitake spring rolls. Sorry not going back.

burmagirl68 (San Francisco)
Dined on February 13, 2015

The lunch fare was mediocre and the service was slow despite it not being particularly busy for a Friday afternoon. Thankfully, the company was good, which made a just okay lunch a much better experience. Their weekend brunch menu is much better.

Sympa (San Francisco)
Dined on February 12, 2015

We were seated on time.
Food good.
Service slow, ambience loud, very noisy.

viprungirlsf (San Francisco)
Dined on February 7, 2015

never disappointed...though the service in burlingame plant is much better than others. from the hostess to the server...fantastic. and never ever disappointed with the food. always fresh and healthy.

vipLglocal1 (San Francisco)
Dined on January 18, 2015

Great food and excellent service. We had a couple hiccups with our brunch drink orders, and the waiter took care of it immediately. Great neighborhood brunch/lunch place. Wish you had a location in Los Gatos. Oysters, full bar, organic food. Love it!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on January 17, 2015

The Plant locations in San Francisco are much better than the Burlingame location, which makes me sad as I used to live in SF and now I live on the Peninsula. I wish Peninsula restaurants could figure out how to replicate the service and food in SF. The food is mediocre at best at this location which is a bummer as there really aren't any other places like it in the area.

vipdoonhart (San Francisco)
Dined on January 10, 2015

I generally like the food here, as with other of their outlets, but the service was below par on this visit, probably because our server was new to the job. Food came out irregularly and a side dish was forgotten. Quality of food is adequate, given the menu choices, and it is nice to have so many vegetarian offerings available, but not really a destination type place. It is good for dropping in before or after a movie, as we did.