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Lakeside Cafe

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3160 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1341
+1 650-965-1745
08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 08:30 - 17:00
Fri 08:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 19:00
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Stockton, California
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We enjoyed a great breakfast outside with a lovely view of the lake. It is a walk up. My husband ordered Croque Madame (ham, swiss cheese, over bread topped with a poached egg)...he is still talking about how wonderful it was. Afterwords we rented a tandum bike for an hour and rode around the wetlands. Nice!

Thank BDD_11_12
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We enjoy the Lakeside for breakfast, lunch or brunch about every month or so. This review will include (at the end) some points that others have not covered. As most reviewers say, the wind-protected, on-the-water view is awesome. The location next to the watercraft rentals (all human or wind powered), and trails, and the historic Rengstorff House make the Lakeside... More 

Thank SDox
San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I don't know what took me so long to discover this wonderful nature spot that's right next to a wonderful cafe. But once I stumbled upon it it has become one of my favorite places to take a nature walk and then sip a cup of coffee and nosh on a tasty meal with friends. Shoreline Park is the result... More 

Thank PlanItPlanet
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Come off the I-85, past Googleplex on N Shoreline Boulevard all the way to the end of the track and there is the Shoreline Park Lakeside Cafe. Good for water sports but also a pleasant spot to relax over a bit of lunch. There is a wide selection on the menu and everything we had was tasty. It was possible... More 

Thank BathNick
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Lakeside Cafe in Mountain View is a great place to go for great views of the man made lake and good food. You can sit outdoors in a wind-protected seating area and watch all the boating activities at the lake. Wine and beer are served along with breakfast and lunch meals. Desserts and coffee drinks are also available including espresso.... More 

Thank donna_d173
Mountain View, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

You go for the view but the food is ok too. Not a recommendation for the food but the setting more than makes up for the mediocre food

Thank Jean B
Palo Alto, California
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The Lakeside Cafe is likely the most pleasant place to have lunch in the Palo Alto to Sunnyvale area. In summer, shielded from the sun by big umbrellas or in winter, shielded from the wind by glass panels, the peaceful view of the lake, paddle boats, windsurfers, sailboats, pelicans, seagulls, geese, coots, and a myriad of other birds provides a... More 

Thank LouiePaloAlto
Woodside, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The service is ok, they bring the food to the table. Forgot the silverware and napkins, but hey - mistakes happen. We had the grilled cheese, the heirloom tomato salad, and the bbq chicken. The tomato salad was basic, and tomatoes were over ripe. I would never order it again. The bbq chicken was tough, and a strange dark gray... More 

Thank Annie H
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This café is in the Shoreline Park at the end of the road where there is a small lake on which boats are possible to rent. The food at the café for the Bay Area (I am a life-long resident and not usually very impressed with South Bay restaurants) is very good with some excellent coffee and dessert options. For... More 

Thank David H
Santa Clara, California
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I love this place mostly for the ambiance. Their outdoor seating is great. I love the carrot soup and the tiramisu there. Coffees are great too

Thank priyam g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3160 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1341
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-965-1745

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