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Cafe Borrone

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1010 El Camino Real, Ste 110, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4349
+1 650-327-2556
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Bay Area
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we want a "special" breakfast this is our goto place. Grab a table before ordering and don't miss the double cappuccino.

Thank Peter F
Atherton, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always consistent, flavorful food - light and fresh which I like and varies usually quite often. Sandwiches are always good and dinner specials (grilled squid was a standout)

Thank harynary
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have never been, a few tips: 1. You order the food at the counter and they bring it to you. 2. Half of the seating is outside so if it's not nice out, seating will be more difficult. I saw quite a few people who grabbed a table before ordering. 3. Portions are a little small so order... More 

Thank travelfoodiedc
Menlo Park, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Cafe Borrone is one of those places where you feel like being in Europe. Plenty of people just sitting outside enjoying a beautiful sunny Sunday with coffee and great food. A little bit overpriced but you have to blame the area and not this joint for that. Great coffee as well would help if there was more personnel to accommodate... More 

Thank Hellanodikai
Menlo Park, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good food, a little crowded have to wait in line to order but it moves quickly, atmosphere is very nice, on a nice day it is worth sitting outside.

Thank uni4me55
East Hampton
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Grab a seat outside by the fountain, bring along Rover & change your mindset to Italian cafe on a plaza. Great breakfast options, eggs, pancakes, waffles, etc., all very nice!

Thank Don C
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Cafe Borrone is a Menlo Park landmark. Fast talking 20-something entrepreneurs rehearse their venture capital pitches over a single cup of coffee which gives them table ownership rights for at least 4-hours. Retired 40-something entrepreneurs plant themselves at their own tables to spend hours reading the Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile casually (but expensively dressed) young moms enjoy a break while... More 

Thank Calistoga Grower
Tokyo, Japan
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Came here on a weekend before going to the airport. I had pancakes and coffee and both were very good. I came around 7AM and the place was half full and by 8AM, most of the seats were taken. Very popular place. There is parking at the basement of the building that made the place more convenient. Overall, worth the... More 

Thank garrellm
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

obviously a local favorite from seeing the line ... line moves quickly and worth the wait ... breakfast was very good and simple coffee, eggs and pancakes ... came back the next day for lunch and too many good choices - tried the vegetarian sandwich and another good choice ... also take some cookies to-go ... can confirm earlier reviews... More 

Thank EdRambler
Bay Area
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Love the waffles, coffee cake and the Italian Sausage sandwiches! Would also love to try each & every dessert in their display case.

Thank kosBayArea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 El Camino Real, Ste 110, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4349
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-327-2556

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?