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Woodside Bakery & Cafe

384 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch

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With its simple contemporary décor and light color scheme, Woodside Bakery & Café offers a relaxing break to any busy day. The numerous display cases showcase all the delectable treats available, including pastries, cakes, tarts and more. Gather with friends, family or coworkers to delight in wood-fired pizzas, pasta dishes and specialties like the wood-roasted half chicken, rack of lamb, traditional pot roast and much more.

Woodside Bakery & Café also serves delicious breakfast. Get the day started with an omelet, frittata, organic steel-cut oatmeal or a thick Belgian waffle. For special occasions, like birthdays or weddings, order one of Woodside Bakery & Café's custom cakes. Whether it is a small round pie for a birthday celebration or a six-tier wedding cake, it is sure to please.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(650) 851-0812
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our beautiful outdoor patio dining area seats up to 60 guests, with a fireplace and heaters. This area can be reserved in its entirety or a portion reserved to accommodate a smaller party of guests. The entire restaurant, with a capacity of 95, can also be reserved, depending on the date required.
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Private party contact
Jan Sweyer: (650) 851-7247
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We design a menu with the client, prepare and pack up for pick up by the client. We can also deliver, but do not offer full-service catering at this time.
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Cross street
Canada Road
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Parking details
Public parking lots surround our restaurant both front and back.
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Public transit
The Town of Woodside does not have public transportation available outside of taxi cab service.
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Occasional live music offered in the summer months. Announcements made in advance.
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipcheval (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

Woodside Bakery and Cafe was a wonderful place to go and get Bakery needs and a wonderful Cafe in the Woodside Community. Jan and Mark Sweyer live in the town of Woodside and were only on a month to month lease for the past 15 plus years. That is not how to run a business. George and Christine Roberts should have put them on a yearly lease. Now the town of Woodside is going to have 2 back to back restaurants. Who is going to be the next to leave for the shops in the mall are all on Month to month leases. George and Christine Roberts have bad business reputation. I support Mark and Jan for they have done nothing but contribute to the town of Woodside, and I thank them Kindly for having the Best Bakery and Cafe Woodside could of ever had!

vipHoopster95 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

We have frequented Woodside Bakery and Cafe weekly for the past 6 years. Sorry to see it close due to a cruel lost of lease. Mark and Jan, good luck on your future endeavors.

Stacy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

This was my second time here, and the food was once again outstanding! Of note on this trip was the "from the garden" selection (even not being vegetarian, this was amazing!), and the risotto side dish.

A troubling bit of information that came up from a table-mate...they may be closing due to lease negotiations!! Say it isn't so, and that you can come to some kind of agreement that will keep the Woodside Bakery & Cafe open for all to enjoy! I would hate to lose such a community gem! Fingers crossed that the interested parties can come to an agreement, and soon!!

Bonnie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

A pretty small but wonderful restaurant! The food was delicious and the suggested wine pairings worked out well.

Cozy, yes. And not exactly cheap. But totally worth it.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Great brunch place. Cinnamon raisin bread is very tasty!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

I so hope that the WB finds a way to stay in its current location. It is always a reliable and tasty choice for a meal.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

Food items are hit or miss. Sometimes I forget what not to order and leave unsatisfied. My food tonight was just OK. My wife's fish was excellent. We love the melted bree and flatbread with roasted garlic and chutney. Decent wine selection and friendly service keeps us coming back. You should always try to save room for dessert.

MomS (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 3, 2016

We had a last minute change in plans and used Open Table to reserve a table. We were worried as my son is in a wheelchair and we're weren't sure the cafe would be able to accommodate inside.. but they did! Service was great -- love the complimentary pop-overs!!! I would definitely come back.. food was as expected though my toast was a little burnt (would have preferred it if it weren't) but I ate around the burnt pieces. Nice way to spend a Sunday with my family

vip12345d (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

Woodside must have holes in their head. Why would they mess with an institution that has all kinds of folks looking to get their coffee and snack before biking off into wonderland.
The food and people are incredible. They have been there for 10 years and everyone loves the hangout.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2015

My panini filling was cold, and service was mediocre. The hostesses looked like they had a chip on their shoulder and did not smile at all. The ones cleaning off our tables were the nicest ones. Their house bread and pizza were good though.

vipCPAFoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2015

The burger was excellent. The place was packed but the hostess was sweet since we did have to wait 1/2 hour for our table. She kept giving us updates Once seated all was perfect. I heard the cafe was closing in January. That would be a shame. Hope the story I heard isn't true.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 18, 2015

THe cookies aren't as good....the abeiance is NOISY....and food has gone downhill....and they are losing their lease:-(

vipPTWithy (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2015

What a fun experience! Sitting at the bar is like being in the audience of a cooking show. And then getting to taste the results, which were fabulous!

We both had fish, swordfish the daily special, and the salmon from the menu. Both cooked perfectly. Accompaniments super.

Definitely will come again, if they succeed in negotiating their lease. Rumor has it the landlord is trying to force them out. 😢

vipstansfield (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2015

We are so very sad to see Woodside Bakery go. We have a lot of memories dining at Woodside Bakery with family & friends. We will surely miss their food and the staff.

Gia812 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2015

I've been there before and it's very warm and some what old fassion. The food is consistant and friendly although it does get a little noise there. I will continue to go there. The resoto scampi is one of our favorites. The pizza is also good