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Moonside Bakery and Cafe

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604 Main St, Ste A, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1976
+1 650-726-9070
07:00 - 17:00
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Eugene, Oregon
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184 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first day in Half Moon Bay we peeked in to Moonside to check it out and look at the menu. It was a very busy place with people crowded around the order and pick-up counter. Everything in the display cases looked great, but I didn't see many places to sit. Later in the day, we came into the... More 

Thank oregonpoppa
Granilte Bay, CA
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Main street has many options for deli lunches and we chose Moonside Bakery and Café. We ordered the BLT with Cheese and their preparation exceeded our expectations, We sampled several of their homemade cookies and would go back for more.

Thank Murray P
Manteca, California
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you're looking for a great cup of coffee/tea and pastry in Half Moon Bay look no further. Inside and outside seating, depending on the weather and your mood. Drinks served in a mug not a paper cup.

Thank Joe H
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My husband and I are in HMB from time to time and always look forward to grabbing some goodies from Moonside Bakery. Try out their fabulous cinnamon crispies, croissants and other breakfast goodies. The cookies are all delicious and they make superb pizza. All in all a local gem.

Thank travellots3
Palo Alto
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Rain or shine - this bakery invites you! Robust coffee and freshly-made French-styled pastries are the magnets that draw regulars and visitors alike. Every day. Add a modest menu of brunch plates and cute little tables both outdoors under sun umbrellas or inside surrounded by colorful hand-painted trompe d'eoil murals of Filoli Gardens, it's the place to linger with friends.... More 

Thank Pam W
Daly City, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My sandwich was amazing. The fresh baked focaccia bread, the aioli sauce. I had a huge sandwich with side salad for $14 which is a little expensive but they make it all themselves. They had such a great selection of desserts and pastries that I could have easily splurged on. Yummy!

Thank Liz865
Montreal, Canada
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Right in the middle of Half Moon Bay you. An find this nice place. Great food, folks and location. Would gladly return

Thank WombatBen
Lafayette, California
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Outdoor seating in good weather. However, the only seating inside is in the core of the building, unpleasant and not maintained (could use a good cleaning). We did not have any baked goods which looked delicious. We were very hungry looking for a late lunch in town. They serve pizza but stop at 3:00. They get a four as the... More 

Thank 27worldtraveler
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Service at this order-at-the counter cafe was confusing and slow. The grilled chicken in the pear and walnut salad was warm and flavorful. Too much dressing on the greens. Lentil soup was hot enough but tasted mostly of carrots and celery. Soup was splashed over the edge of the bowl; not a very appetizing presentation. We sat outside and had... More 

Thank Nina P
San Francisco, California, United States
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Never quite sure why this place is always as busy as it is - the pastries may look nice, but never have i been wowed by the taste. The only items here at this "bakery" that are something i would order is the regular food (salads, soups) which are sooo overpriced for what they are!!!

Thank CatieC822

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 Main St, Ste A, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1976
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-9070
We are located in downtown Half Moon Bay and serve a full-line bakery with european style patries, breads, pies, cakes, desserts and wedding cakes. We also have a delicious menu for a fresh breakfast and lunch includes wood-fired pizza, salads and home-made sandwiches are served in a fast-casual atmosphere on real dishes. there is plenty of seating inside and out and take-out is available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?