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Shoreline Lake American Bistro

3160 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043-1341
+1 650-965-1745
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“croque madame” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Hours
Cafe, International, Contemporary, American
$$ - $$$
3160 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043-1341
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

One of my favourite breakfast places to go to in the Bay Area. I awlays ride my bike ~10 miles from my house to earn the breakfast and coffee/tea. The breakfast is nothing extraordinary but the setting is gorgeous, right next to the lake. One...More

Thank sunnyvale_travelbuff
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I eat here once or twice a week--I'm fortunate to live about 2 miles from it. The Lakeside Cafe is the one place in Mountain View where you can sit at an umbrella-shaded table next to a lake (OK, it's artificial, but large), practically on...More

Thank Googleland
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...More

Thank BDD_11_12
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...More

1  Thank SDox
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...More

Thank PlanItPlanet
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...More

Thank BathNick
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...More

Thank donna_d173
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
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...More

Thank LouiePaloAlto
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...More

Thank Annie H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cafe, International, Contemporary, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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A civilized respite in Silicon Valley. Casual lakeside restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating and stunning views. Breakfast, lunch & weekend brunch. Pre-prepared picnic baskets. House-made real French, and classic American, pastries. Informal fundamentals of wine seminar series ("From Grape Juice to Vintners Reserve"). Corporate & special events. Meeting facilities & on-site catering.
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