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Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

Bakery, Breakfast Spot, and Café$$$$
Palo Alto
  • Angel V.
    "Best breakfast place near Stanford"(3 Tips)
    kunal a.
    "Camino breakfast has a bit of everything"(2 Tips)
    Andrea C.
    "Coffee and pastries with a nice mood"(15 Tips)
    David W.
    "Brunch: the best corned beef hash and eggs I have ever had."(3 Tips)
128 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • stanford
  • coffee
  • croissants
  • sandwiches
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  • David T.
    David ThomsonApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's really hard to find a better cafe for breads & pastries, fresh food and great coffee all under the same roof & shady oak. One of my favourites on the Peninsula
  • Anna F.
    Anna FahlmanSeptember 1, 2014
    Great food, location and service! Best place in Palo Alto and close to Stanford University - don't miss it!
  • Ovidio C.
    Ovidio CalvoDecember 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tummy boner: crispy rabbit rillette in rabbit jus, bavette steak in bonito bagna cauda, drunken bourbon bread pudding.1 of the best meals I've had in a while. Warm, inviting, and great service 2 boot.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MatsunoSeptember 14, 2013
    I want to ask them what brand of panini maker they use because even a simple ham and cheese panini was cooked to perfection. Crispy, good ridge width, warmth, yum!
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YihJune 16, 2011
    $12 mimosa? Absurdly overpriced. $12 pulled chicken sandwich with brie and smoked bacon? Much better and amazingly delicious. Loved the tasty pickles that came with it too. Staff very courteous!
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityApril 1, 2011
    The local purveyors who supplied the ingredients for each item are listed directly on the menu: some well-known sources include Mariquita Farm, Cowgirl Creamery, Niman Ranch and Fulton Valley Farms.
  • Jorge F.
    Jorge FimbresAugust 15, 2015
    The Rotisserie chicken is so tender in the salad, it's delicious. If you are very hungry, this is a small portion.
  • Gabriella C.
    Gabriella CalvoDecember 11, 2010
    Best restaurant I've been too in awhile. EVERYTHING we ordered was amazing and perfectly cooked/baked. I would be more specific but I get the feeling everything on the menu is just as great.
    MAGGIE WietingMarch 20, 2013
    Have their Farmer's Weekly Lunch prixe fix. All carefully chosen ingredients for a truly delectable concoction of chef's best fresh flavors
  • Au
    AuJuly 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    They do everything so well here. You can't go wrong! And the people are great! Sit outside or at the bar in the morning...
  • Josh C.
    Josh ChanAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you tell your waiter you want to split the appetizer they'll actually bring it out on two plates and you actually get more than if you split it yourself!
  • James H.
    James HOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for the faro as a change of pace to pasta. You won't be disappointed.
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine M. 🍷July 13, 2013
    The high noise level is perfect when you have small children. Enjoyed a lovely french toast and basic breakfast despite a cold noisette.
  • Sonia W.
    Sonia WongNovember 6, 2012
    Sit at the counter. The servers are the best and its the best way to have a couples meal unless you want to be alone.
  • kunal a.
    kunal anandOctober 16, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    The Camino breakfast has a bit of everything, including the cottage potatoes. The hot chocolate comes with a giant marshmallow!
  • Josh W.
    Josh WAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the few places around with mini baguettes, perfect for those times when you can't finish a whole one before it turns into a rock.
  • jordanschum
    jordanschumMay 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Hot cocoa is delish! Rich cocoa flavor...between a milk and dark chocolate. Very creamy, een with nonfat milk-topped off with a homemade marshmallow. A tad bit on the sweet side...
  • KK
    KKSeptember 15, 2012
    Ask for baguette vs their regular bread. So much better. In fact, if something isn't right, just ask and they will make it this place.
  • Genevieve C.
    Genevieve ChanDecember 27, 2011
    It pays to have dinner here close to closing ... Free bread! They have us three French rolls and three baguettes to take home.
  • Gracie L.
    Gracie Liu-FangJuly 24, 2013
    Great hot chocolate, especially with a marshmallow. The cookies are amazing; ask them to warm them up for you.
  • Rob. A.
    Rob. ArrNovember 24, 2016
    Ok breakfast... just not particularly worth the $77 for 2 adults & 1 child. Next time we get pastries & coffee and save the omelette for the nest trip to IHOP.
  • Armelle G.
    Armelle GoreuxApril 11, 2015
    Great ciabatta bread. Sandwhic he's are amazing yet expensive. Gets busy in the mornings.
  • James H.
    James HSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Strozzapreti. Rarely seen in a menu and totally worth a try.
  • Christine Y.
    Christine YingJanuary 17, 2013
    Long line at 8:30. A nice break since I missed Caltrain. Definitely get a chocolate croissant.
  • Rochelle K.
    Rochelle KingNovember 24, 2014
    Corned beef breakfast and hit chocolate with huge marshmallows FTW
  • Jesse J.
    Jesse JohnstonDecember 15, 2014
    Pricey (~$20 per person for brunch), but all of the items they serve are local and the quality is second to none.
  • Minion R.
    Minion RepublicJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Thick cut juicy bacon, fresh strawberry jam, latte serve in a bowl, must try
  • Deborah P.
    Deborah PetersenSeptember 19, 2011
    The coffee is made by the cup and to die for. The ham and cheese paninis are the best lunch deal.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanSeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Carrot soup is one of my faves. Sit outside with the lighted tree and heat lamps!
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The bakery part is phenomenal. Amazing cookies. But pretty much everything is great.
  • Au
    AuSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The farroto with vegetables is a creative vegetarian option. Give it a whirl!
  • David T.
    David ThomsonAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great local, organic fare, however their 'Roast' coffee is special and try their croissants and bread
  • Renee B.
    Renee BudakApril 24, 2015
    They have outdoor seating which is very nice in the Spring and Summer.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱November 25, 2015
    Delicious pull chicken sandwich! Latte was served in a big bowl.
  • Tom G.
    Tom G.August 7, 2014
    Excellent for weekend breakfasts! A fave spot when in the Palo Alto area!
  • Shauna C.
    Shauna CauseyJanuary 25, 2011
    Local organic food and fresh baked bread. Great food and they support the local community-- excellent combo.
  • Rohan D.
    Rohan DsouzaJuly 19, 2015
    Burger was fantastic. Colossal onion rings
  • Chris K.
    Chris KantarjievDecember 8, 2017
    The space is very appealing, but the service and food are more often a "miss" than a "hit". I keep trying, and keep being disappointed.
  • Dave R.
    Dave RMarch 31, 2012
    Local fresh ingredients really shine through in the food. Freshly baked bread is delicious!
  • Trevor C.
    Trevor CornwellJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect baked goods. An amazing baguette costs less than at Safeway
  • Mike H.
    Mike HoaglinMarch 22, 2016
    Eggs and mochas please but watch out for the prices
  • Ari F.
    Ari FriedlandJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    best burger in the valley. organic, sustainable and locally grown. so darn delicious!
  • Shireen K.
    Shireen KaboliMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The weekend brunch is spectacular! The menu rotates, but they have these apple fritters always that are to die for.
  • Emrecan D.
    Emrecan DoganApril 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Small peanut butter bar is my regular. French rolls for $.45 is nice. Walnut leavain is my favorite bread. I should try other breads too.
  • Emrecan D.
    Emrecan DoganMarch 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Turtle Tart is just amazing. The problem is that Mayfield Cafe does NOT serve that dessert. You need to get it from the Mayfield Bakery next door.
  • Diane B.
    Diane BarreraJune 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the peach ginger scones at the bakery, they are delicious!
  • Larry B.
    Larry BarrasSeptember 27, 2010
    Dinner is great, albeit a little pricey. When the bakery closes, they put out left over bread to take home in the cafe.
  • James H.
    James HJanuary 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Orecchiette, Chicories, Prosciutto, Pickled Peppers, Toasted Breadcrumbs
  • Brandon T.
    Brandon TennantAugust 16, 2014
    Tasty beef hash that doesn't feel heavy. Very loud and hard to hear people across from you.
  • Clarinda M.
    Clarinda MerripenJuly 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Charles Harris Baker, a thing of beauty, a drink of refinement.
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