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Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

Bakery, Breakfast Spot, and Café$$$$
Palo Alto
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  • 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"(14 Tips)
    David W.
    "Brunch: the best corned beef hash and eggs I have ever had."(3 Tips)
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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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 W.
    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
    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 so...love 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.
  • Christine Y.
    Christine YingJanuary 17, 2013
    Long line at 8:30. A nice break since I missed Caltrain. Definitely get a chocolate croissant.
  • James H.
    James HSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Strozzapreti. Rarely seen in a menu and totally worth a try.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Au
    AuSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The farroto with vegetables is a creative vegetarian option. Give it a whirl!
  • 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.
  • Shauna C.
    Shauna CauseyJanuary 25, 2011
    Local organic food and fresh baked bread. Great food and they support the local community-- excellent combo.
  • Tom G.
    Tom G.August 7, 2014
    Excellent for weekend breakfasts! A fave spot when in the Palo Alto area!
  • Rohan D.
    Rohan DsouzaJuly 19, 2015
    Burger was fantastic. Colossal onion rings
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ari F.
    Ari FriedlandJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    best burger in the valley. organic, sustainable and locally grown. so darn delicious!
  • 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.
  • Sally W.
    Sally WallaceMarch 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Try their croissant breakfast sandwiches really delicious
  • Gracie L.
    Gracie Liu-FangJuly 16, 2013
    Ask them to warm up your cookie at the bakery
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MirandaAugust 7, 2014
    The veggie quiche at the bakery is always a hit with our 2 year old. It's heavenly.
  • Abbey K.
    Abbey KeckDecember 31, 2015
    Get the almond croissant. One of the best I've had.
  • David W.
    David WeeklyJanuary 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch: the best corned beef hash and eggs I have ever had. Brilliant, stupendous.
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanOctober 28, 2013
    The breakfast is excellent here
  • Erik C.
    Erik CoxMay 5, 2014
    Get the hot chocolate (and a napkin).
  • Carla D.
    Carla DimondJune 27, 2011
    Order the shortribs, they may be the best ones you will ever have
  • David R.
    David RohrsheimNovember 23, 2011
    Grab a big loaf of bread and cook eggs on toast for breakfast at home
  • Cheryl B.
    Cheryl BowerApril 20, 2012
    Amazingly delish peanut butter chocolate mousse cake!!
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriestOctober 5, 2014
    The onion rings... Good god the onion rings.
  • Karla
    KarlaOctober 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Their breads are delicious.
  • Kim L.
    Kim LeJune 9, 2010
    AMAZING onion rings--the best I've ever had. And really thick strips of bacon.
  • Winter
    WinterApril 14, 2014
    Good food. Terrible service. In a pretty empty restaurant it took forever to order and longer to get the check. Worst part was my server was mia otherwise i would've flagged him
  • Melanie B.
    Melanie B.September 12, 2010
    I love this restaurant...fresh seasonal produces from local farmers!
  • Alexa A.
    Had the pasta it was delicious
  • Arne H.
    Arne HartmannApril 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The salmon has been taken off the menu.
  • Karen H.
    Karen HerzogNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best local, sustainable burger in Palo Alto.
  • Alexei G.
    Alexei GrinbaumSeptember 27, 2013
    Peach and blueberry pie is excellent.
  • Sophia Y.
    Sophia YenJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Chango is very attentive and child friendly
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱August 11, 2016
    Ham and Gruyère croissant is just okay :\
  • Angela T.
    Angela TeodoroOctober 15, 2012
    The hot chocolate surprised me.
  • Basy H.
    Basy HaOctober 7, 2014
    Morning bun is yummy. Not super excited with the cappuccino.
  • Diane B.
    Diane BarreraJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you ask, they will heat your scone etc. a wonderful treat!
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WolpinskySeptember 18, 2011
    Yummy madeleines - perfect treat for hungry kiddos!
  • Karena C.
    Karena ChenJune 10, 2011
    Just nearby Stanford Uni. Excellent food and great environment.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CampiAugust 7, 2014
    Coffee and pastries with a nice mood
  • Greg S.
    Greg SmithiesOctober 29, 2011
    A triumph of fresh, a failure of flavour
  • Nate G.
    Nate GilbertsonMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The breakfast croissant is fantastic!
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaggioOctober 27, 2013
    Great for dinner, but brunch left a bit to be desired - slow service, so-so food and high prices.
  • Laura P.
    Laura PAugust 14, 2011
    Try the walnut loaf. Amazing!
  • Rob P.
    Rob ParishSeptember 1, 2013
    I love the cranberry walnut bread in the bakery.
  • Rohan D.
    Rohan DsouzaJuly 19, 2015
    Ridiculous price for bacon. $7 for two strips is crazy, even if it's laced with drugs
  • Christina C.
    Christina CareyMarch 17, 2013
    The Bread Pudding is incredible!
  • Jenn
    JennNovember 19, 2011
    Outstanding desserts and espresso.
  • Sami C.
    Sami CNovember 6, 2011
    Come for brunch and get the beef hash.
  • Mei H.
    Mei HeApril 30, 2011
    The applewood bacon is delicious!
  • Alice F.
    Alice FangJuly 3, 2015
    It smells like delicious fresh baked bread just walking past this place.
  • Lenny L.
    Lenny LesserDecember 3, 2014
    Great French toast and omlettes
  • Lola S.
    Lola SmallsMarch 23, 2012
    Best clams on the Peninsula. Seriously.
  • Kathryn H.
    Kathryn HsuApril 24, 2011
    Their espresso drinks will be larger than you expect.
  • jennifer d.
    jennifer dMay 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The drunken bread pudding is must try. Made with bourbon and does not disappoint.
  • Peter H.
    Peter HoddieApril 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    They have Hot Cross Buns in the bakery for Easter. Amazingly great.
  • Seth T.
    Seth TisueJune 3, 2011
    Not cheap, but my yellowtail was to die for.
  • Damian S.
    Damian SolorzanoFebruary 6, 2013
    Best bacon I've ever had
  • Angel V.
    Angel VortexDecember 10, 2014
    Best breakfast place near Stanford
  • Au
    AuSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Yummy veggie sandwich! Get it grilled.
  • Angela
    AngelaOctober 10, 2013
    Yogurt and fresh fruit = the best
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MandelbaumJuly 26, 2011
    El camino breakfast is a total winner!
  • Nadav G.
    Nadav GurJune 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get an iced latte. I always do, and I always regret it.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonDecember 31, 2016
    Omelette was a little plain
  • Veronica N.
    Veronica NgMay 12, 2011
    really yummy fries and sticky toffee pudding =)
  • Virginia M.
    Virginia MurdochDecember 21, 2014
    Food was fine but expensive and the whole place is jammed with rich [redacted].
  • Valerie M.
    Valerie MeyerFebruary 3, 2013
    Choc a lot cookie!! Mmm
  • Terry A.
    Terry AndersonApril 5, 2013
    Great costumer service!
  • Nadav G.
    Nadav GurJune 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Do get a Peanut Butter Bar. May be the highlight of your day
  • Tanner C.
    Tanner ChristensenNovember 16, 2014
    Terrible. Came for Sunday brunch and was told the wait would be 30 mins. Waited 1 hour before deciding to try elsewhere.
  • Nick D.
    Nick D'AmbrosiJuly 12, 2015
    Great bacon!
  • Peter R.
    Peter RobinettJanuary 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you go to the restaurant later in the evening they give out loaves of bread left over from the bakery.
  • Wayne G.
    Wayne GoddardMay 25, 2016
    Awesome Chicken Sandwich
  • A B.
    A BallesterosApril 16, 2012
    Enjoy the Duck Confit.
  • Matthias J.
    Matthias JanochaOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hot chocolate is awesome
  • 🐯 A.
    🐯 AOctober 26, 2014
    Hot chocolate
  • adrian k.
    adrian kalaveshiFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent coffee here.
  • Clayton N.
    Clayton NallJanuary 26, 2015
    Baked goods are okay
  • Sarit M.
    Sarit MJune 15, 2012
    Warm beignets = instant happiness.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CeceSeptember 27, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    the turkey sandwich on pan de mie is amazing!
  • Stefania P.
    Stefania PomponiFebruary 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Overpriced but damn, their baked eggs for breakfast are fantastic.
  • Diana M.
    Diana MJuly 10, 2011
    Walk next door and eat at Calafia instead
  • abc t.
    abc thursOctober 16, 2014
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  • andrea m.
    andrea marozasApril 1, 2010
    Best burger in the South Bay!!!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RNovember 13, 2011
    Overpriced breakfast, even by overpriced Palo Alto standards.
  • Nallely G.
    Nallely GomezNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    very disappointed for the service this afternoon...the waitress...
  • Randall K.
    Randall KeithFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great cranberry/sourdough boule
  • Mark K.
    Mark KokanovichOctober 16, 2009
    Get the onion rings.
  • Osh Stag V.
    Osh Stag Von SchloganFebruary 13, 2010
    No coffee refills. Lame.
  • Maria L.
    Maria LinaMarch 18, 2015
    Batatas fritas, sobremesas, atendimento
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