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Cafe Borrone

Café, Sandwich Place, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Menlo Park
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  • Ryan S.
    "The frosted mocha is delicious but you'll end up needing a couple."(22 Tips)
    June L.
    "The veggie melt is amazing, but kind of messy."(3 Tips)
    Eszter T.
    "Gouda sandwich one of the best sandwiches I had in my life."(3 Tips)
    Carter M.
    "Love the Mexican mocha with a Ginger sugar cookie."(5 Tips)
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  • Reemz
    ReemzOctober 1
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cafe to spend time reading while having a cup of soup or coffee
  • Doug C.
    Doug CouchJuly 11
    The Whipped Mocha is everything it's cracked up to be.
  • Jess S.
    Jess ScottJune 12
    Overpriced. Slow service.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HannonFebruary 3
    Mexican mocha!
  • Negar A.
    Negar AjayebiNovember 15, 2016
    Great taste of salads and sandwiches!
  • Ulysses d.
    Ulysses de GuzmanAugust 6, 2016
    My favorite Menlo park spot to meet up with friends down south
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱August 4, 2016
    Granola with milk for breakfast! Healthy and delicious.
  • John D.
    John DonnellyJuly 28, 2016
    Best breakfast in menlo
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJuly 1, 2016
    Cool sort of European vibe. Good place to kill time while waiting for the train.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱June 4, 2016
    Nice atmosphere with outdoor seatings. Get the Lorraine Quiche! It's probably one of the best quiche I have ever tried.
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn ChengOctober 16, 2015
    Frosted Mocha is too sweet for me.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiSeptember 28, 2015
    Long line on weekends but moves quickly. The scrambles are good and the waffles look amazing!
  • RMi F.
    RMi FloresSeptember 18, 2015
    Great spot for brunch!
  • Manolis S.
    Manolis StamatogiannakisAugust 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a chocolate covered almond biscotti with your favourite coffee.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GoodJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish sandwich
  • Biz T.
    Biz TraveldudeMay 28, 2015
    Ok coffee shop, I like Starbucks better
  • Lee Y.
    Lee YiMay 1, 2015
    Try the Fish Sandwich - Yummy crispy cod and sauce has great flavor. Veggies fresh and crunchy and tasty. This was a daily so might not be available when you visit. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WApril 19, 2015
    Fantastic granola for breakfast, get it with fresh fruit and snag a seat outside to enjoy it.
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LuApril 9, 2015
    French Toast and scramble eggs
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyMarch 10, 2015
    Tons of tables outside and if you're lucky, you can snag a wifi signal
  • Charles M.
    Charles MarinoMarch 7, 2015
    Sandwiches are good
  • Jean L.
    Jean LMarch 4, 2015
    Quiche Lorraine
  • Zach N.
    Zach NegreyFebruary 28, 2015
    Egg scramble. Frosted mocha. Belgium waffles.
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela ChunFebruary 1, 2015
    Order the Orgeat if you're an almond liver like me!
  • Adrienne S.
    Adrienne StortzJanuary 23, 2015
    Lots of seating inside and out, great healthy meals.
  • Kimberly R.
    Kimberly RappaportDecember 31, 2014
    Frozen Mocha for the win!!
  • Herbert Y.
    Herbert YangDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Hangout place for Stanford crowd
  • Mike P.
    Mike PeggDecember 3, 2014
    Beer is served here! Pretty good selection!
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon CoulsonNovember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Jarlsburg sandwich is so good.
  • Douglas G.
    Douglas GrayNovember 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Explore their espresso bar menu! Cafe Borgia (w/ orange) and Cappuccino SF (w/ chocolate) are some of my favorite.
  • audrey y.
    audrey yOctober 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    jarlsberg cheese sandwich!
  • Gonzalo C.
    Gonzalo CAugust 11, 2014
    Eggs with spinach and feta cheese was amazing
  • Reuben K.
    Reuben KatzMay 19, 2014
    Just get a good ol' cup a Joe. Save the fancy shit for sightglass
  • Nikhil B.
    Nikhil Basu TrivediMarch 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The Cafe Borrone (mocha + whipped cream + almonds) and Frosted Mocha (like a coffee chocolate shake) are classics. Waffles for bfast and brunch also delicious.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    No waffles (or any breakfast items) after 12pm ;(
  • Veronica d.
    Veronica de la MoraJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Blueberry biscuits FTW
  • Gina T.
    Gina TJanuary 6, 2014
    Excellent food and service. Not cheap, but great value for the price.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SchmidtDecember 24, 2013
    The frosted mocha is delicious but you'll end up needing a couple. Too good for such a small glass.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SchmidtDecember 18, 2013
    The Gouda Sandwich is to die for.
  • Varouzhan E.
    Varouzhan EbrahimianDecember 15, 2013
    Great outside sitting, perfect place for a casual business meeting during the day.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MannDecember 9, 2013
    Grab a book next door.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MiyamotoOctober 12, 2013
    The quiche Lorraine is awesome!
  • Levin W.
    Levin WongOctober 7, 2013
    The frosted Mocha is good, the apple waffle worth a try.
  • Borja G.
    Borja Gomez LardiesOctober 5, 2013
    Pretty decent chicken salad and good cakes too
  • Bernadette
    BernadetteSeptember 28, 2013
    If you like chicken salad, try the chicken salad, salad
  • Douglas G.
    Douglas GraySeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best waffles in town.
  • Petar N.
    Petar NedyalkovSeptember 19, 2013
    Excellent for breakfast - good service and tasty food.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 9, 2013
    Menlo Park's great café that's perfect for every occasion and THE place to dine al fresco. Above all else, get a sandwich on the homemade focaccia and a coffee drink with the mythical whipped cream.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SandbergJuly 29, 2013
    Spicy sausage sandwich is good
  • Joseph A.
    Joseph AndresenJune 27, 2013
    Great Cappuccino and breakfast!
  • Dimitris S.
    Dimitris SpanosJune 15, 2013
    You should try the Chimichurri chicken sandwich!
  • Filip M.
    Filip MaresMay 25, 2013
    The service here is amazing. Everyone is very friendly.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KimMay 24, 2013
    Great desserts! Cool hang out
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungMay 21, 2013
    Good brekky, good coffee, good spot for a meeting
  • Swati S.
    Swati SinhaMay 4, 2013
    Hot sausage is really hot...
  • Brian B.
    Brian BulkowskiApril 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Full dinner menu leaves others in the dust
  • Scott L.
    Scott LoftesnessApril 22, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    For lunch, the Gouda sandwich is great. I like mine on whole wheat bread.
  • Jakub R.
    Jakub RehorApril 11, 2013
    During lunch hour, it takes 30 minutes to order and get the food. Plan accordingly.
  • Jackie A.
    Jackie ArseneauApril 9, 2013
    Ham and cheese scramble was very tasty. Latte was delicious. Right next to Caltrain so a great place for breakfast before heading off for a day in the city (SF). Friendly service too.
  • Oleg G.
    Oleg GutsolApril 9, 2013
    Great scrambled eggs breakfast :)
  • Sarmishtha S.
    Sarmishtha SinhaApril 7, 2013
    Their waffles are really good. They also serve freshly squeezed orange juice which was a pleasant surprise.
  • Sami S.
    Sami SApril 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Delicious breakfasts in the morning. Some of the best coffee in the area. Visit kepler's books next door.
  • Sergio D.
    Sergio DomeykoMarch 28, 2013
    Close your eyes and randomly pick. everything is good
  • Peter
    PeterMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite items are the fruit tart, frosted mocha, chicken salad sandwich, chicken pot pie, and minestrone soup.
  • Julie L.
    Julie LevinMarch 26, 2013
    Nice outdoor seating and good portion sizes.
  • Peter
    PeterMarch 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place, but what type of cafe in a college town closes at 5:00 pm on Sundays and Mondays?
  • Jenny (.
    Best chocolate chip cookie. Ever.
  • Arnold V.
    Arnold ValentinoFebruary 9, 2013
    Try the Berry Waffle
  • Kristen W.
    Kristen WJanuary 29, 2013
    Make sure you check your teeth after drinking their famous frosted mocha. Seriously, go have a look. You're welcome.
  • Roman V.
    Roman VeremyovJanuary 15, 2013
    Free WiFi is here
  • Tracy C.
    Tracy ChouJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the egg scramble #6: Swiss chard, bacon, and green onion.
  • Ludi C.
    Ludi ChowDecember 2, 2012
    Tri-tip and pulled pork are both good, frosted mocha also highly recommended.
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GonzalesOctober 13, 2012
    Get the frosted mocha.
  • iNeighbor ..
    iNeighbor .meAugust 29, 2012
    Write about your experiences at Cafe Borrone on www.iNeighbor.me
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuAugust 20, 2012
    Get the ham and Swiss or the chicken salad sandwich. Make sure to also try their berry tart!!!
  • Sheryn
    SherynAugust 16, 2012
    Their chicken salad sandwich is the best.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HarperAugust 6, 2012
    The egg scramblers are AMAZING!
  • Drew S.
    Drew SeymourJune 30, 2012
    #4 + chicken apple sausage + frosted mocha = HAPPINESS!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LaursenJune 30, 2012
    Racer 5 IPA on tap!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanJune 11, 2012
    Chicken salad sandwich on raisin bread is small but super tasty
  • Boris V.
    Boris ValerianJune 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Still no wifi. What a shame.
  • Rohini J.
    Rohini JalanMay 22, 2012
    Freshly squeezed OJ!! Delicious brunch.
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon CoulsonMay 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    jarlsberg sandwich is to die for. beyond good
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MckenzieMay 21, 2012
    Everything here is amazing, you cant go wrong.
  • Carrie
    CarrieApril 15, 2012
    Veggie melt is amazing...
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresMarch 10, 2012
    Get the fruit tart, you won't be disappointed!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChristianMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The lasagna bolognese here is INCREDIBLE! It's unfair to other lasagnas out there. Yes, even your mother's.
  • Eszter T.
    Eszter TomposFebruary 12, 2012
    Gouda sandwich one of the best sandwiches I had in my life.
  • Rohini J.
    Rohini JalanJanuary 11, 2012
    Their Mexican Mocha is heavenly.
  • Idan B.
    Idan BenaimDecember 20, 2011
    No wifi?!...
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BergeronDecember 19, 2011
    Veggie melt.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeeDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Seriously. Frosted mocha.
  • Tommy L.
    Tommy LeepNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Italian sausage sandwich, and make it hot
  • Idan B.
    Idan BenaimNovember 23, 2011
    Great place for breakfast, lunch or coffee. Free wifi as well. Check out oLyfe to see pictures, tweets, tips and realtime updates.
  • Sierra S.
    Sierra Simpson-DworschakNovember 2, 2011
    AMAZING chocolate lava cake.
  • Andy
    AndyNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The very best coffee ever!!! I drive 80+ mil. For this coffee everday
  • Teresa C.
    Teresa Carbajal RavetOctober 4, 2011
    Great location, right next to a favorite indie bookstore, Kepler's Books! Read more
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse MarshallOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mixed berry muffin ftw
  • Min L.
    Min LiuSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the quiche! Soft, fluffy, delish.
  • Peninsula Shops
    Peninsula ShopsSeptember 10, 2011
    Seasonal specials are ALWAYs Yummers! Make sure to check the board!
  • Tristan
    TristanSeptember 3, 2011
    Fresh squeezed lemonade is fantastic. Seriously
  • Ting L.
    Ting LouieAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Frosted mocha ftw!
  • Jay W.
    Jay WackerAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Great pork belly tonight. Comes with creamy polenta and a deglazed red wine sauce with wilted greens!
  • Colin F.
    Colin FAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Spinach salad, every time
  • Priscilla H.
    Priscilla HarrimanJuly 12, 2011
    This is an enjoyable cafe to relax at with friends or alone, with a large terrace and "European/California feel". Delicious, fresh food, great desserts and lots of choice. Well situated, next to Keple Read more
  • Ed A.
    Ed AtenJuly 8, 2011
    Knickerbockers charges $10 to use their wifi.
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweJune 20, 2011
    ...for breakfast, the #6 Scrambled Eggs with spinach & feta cheese is my favorite choice, as I add bacon to it! So good... Read more
  • Jason B.
    Jason BaxterMay 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The server here during weekdays is super nice too. I don't see how people can be that friendly at 7am, but she is. My new favorite place when I'm in town.
  • Jenny
    JennyApril 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Mexican hot choc + apple waffle
  • Jenny D.
    Jenny DApril 17, 2011
    No high chairs
  • Layth S.
    Layth SudApril 12, 2011
    Great breakfast lunch. Coffee is very decent. Atmosphere is great. No wifi, but there r open wifi around, sometimes good. Only one outlet inside on corner next to glass windows. Great meeting place
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MoraceApril 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like Borrone you might want to check out Station One in Woodside. Same management. Great upper end dining experience without feeling snooty.
  • Boris V.
    Boris ValerianMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The keplers wifi is currently not working. Also no outlets.
  • Osh Stag V.
    Osh Stag Von SchloganMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The borrone is hot dessert in a glass. The frosted mochas warm big brother.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeeFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Spiced apple Belgian waffle is amazing.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BaxterFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The apple waffle is great.
  • Zaz
    ZazJanuary 16, 2011
    Fairly long line for a Sunday. Great Waffles though.
  • Robstar L.
    Robstar LingJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The crab cakes were tasty (big lumps), but tiny. Overpriced, but I guess that's Menlo Park for ya.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MartinNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great breakfast and service.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BulkowskiOctober 30, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Friday night live jazz is the best music on the peninsula, and it's free!
  • Gregory C.
    Gregory CarlsonOctober 9, 2010
    Warm day: frosted mocha. Cold day: mexican mocha.
  • Julie C.
    Julie ChoiOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Good for families
  • heather w.
    heather weberSeptember 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Frosted Mocha is amazing as is everything I've had on their menu.
  • Michaela J.
    Michaela JerabekSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The Best Coffee You Will Ever Have!!!!!
  • Brenden
    BrendenAugust 3, 2010
    Go to cafe barrone, and get something chocolate. Eat it.
  • Audrey P.
    Audrey ProulxJuly 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Frosted mocha, smoothie, chocolate chip cookie
  • Alex B.
    Alex BJuly 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Use BBC's WiFi. Kepler's is rather bad.
  • Danielle B.
    Danielle BautistaJune 27, 2010
    Honey spiced milk and tiramisu but a tad on the sweet side
  • Danielle B.
    Danielle BautistaJune 27, 2010
    Use kepler's wifi
  • Sheila A.
    Sheila AntoniaJune 19, 2010
    order the Frosted Mocha
  • Cortney F.
    Cortney FrantzJune 5, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Order the tomato and anchovie salad. If it's your kind of thing, you'll be glad you did. It's amazing.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WilsonMay 19, 2010
    No wifi omg
  • Yvonne C.
    Yvonne ChachereMay 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They finally changed their Smoothie recipe. Much yummier imo!
  • Mourad E.
    Mourad El BarajiApril 9, 2010
    Frosted Mocha!!
  • tarik t.
    tarik taliApril 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best frosted mocha ever! *****
  • john
    johnMarch 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    For WiFi, use Kepler's
  • Patty M.
    Patty MitchellMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Also beware, there is no WiFi here. What's up with that?
  • Patty M.
    Patty MitchellMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    When you sit outside look up. Make sure you don't sit directly under where bird like to sit and poop on tables below! Happened to me.
  • Tanya O.
    Tanya OkmyanskyMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Short ribs are a rip off!
  • Brittany H.
    Brittany HarrisonMarch 10, 2010
    try the quiche - tres bon!
  • Mark I.
    Mark InterranteMarch 1, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Top hits- egg scrambles (I like #2), waffles, and expresso drinks. Try the patio when the weather is warm.
  • JD F.
    JD FFebruary 23, 2010
    Frosted Mocha
  • John D.
    John DuhringFebruary 5, 2010
    The spicy sausage melt cannot be avoided.
  • john
    johnFebruary 4, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Mexican mocha!
  • Devils Canyon Brewery ..
    Devils Canyon Brewery .January 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Thank them for having local beer from Devil's Canyon Brewery on tap Read more
  • john
    johnJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    the sausage melt!
  • Carter M.
    Carter MaslanJanuary 10, 2010
    Love the Mexican mocha with a Ginger sugar cookie.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BDecember 20, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    cafe
  • Olivia T.
    Olivia TeichDecember 19, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    try their chocolate chip plus cookie or seasonal pumpkin pie
  • Raymond R.
    Raymond RoufNovember 17, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    try a simple single shot espresso. it's smooth.
  • Russell J.
    Russell JurneyOctober 25, 2009
    Have an iced tea and sandwiche by the fountain on a warm Saturday evening.
  • Derek P.
    Derek PerezSeptember 7, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    ham and Swiss on sliced wheat with mustard is a must try!
  • Gadi S.
    Gadi ShamiaSeptember 2, 2009
    come have a great coffee and a breakfast early so you don't wait in line. Bring your paper- no wifi connection
  • H1LLWALKER S.
    H1LLWALKER STUDIOSAugust 31, 2009
    Try a Frosted Mocha - they are to die for! Do not accept cheap imitations of the Cafe Barrone original :-)
  • Adam K.
    Adam KazwellAugust 19, 2009
    go to borrone and try a cappuccino San Francisco (its a Capp with chocolate milk instead of regular milk)
  • June L.
    June LinAugust 14, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    The veggie melt is amazing, but kind of messy. There are no power outlets, so it's kind of hard to work from here.
  • Rachael B.
    Rachael BentleyJuly 17, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    I live their lemonade! the almond croissant is amazing! it really can't get better than the jp ham panini!
  • Marty F.
    Marty FloresJune 24, 2009
    get the Frosted Mocha. it'll keep you coming back for more.
  • Mattia S.
    Mattia SmokMay 4, 2013
    Spettacolare la spinac salad
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