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365 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3905
+1 650-342-7272
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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San Mateo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Custom made cream puffs are the specialty here at this Japanese/French inspired bakery. They have a special machine that glops out precious filling into the pate au choux to make the flavor of your choice. Mine is mango and the bits of it in creamy fruity cream made my day. A really affordable treat before the movies.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

No lines for quality cream puffs. They inject the cream while you stand there to keep the puff "crispy" and your cream puff "fresh". Pure joy. Vanilla Bean and chocolate. Also, they have chocolate dipped cream puffs, cheesecake, and eclairs too.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Meh. So unmemorable, so average. I tasted the eclair and the puff both with chocolate filling. Both were okay. The chocolate filling had a little funny taste and wasn't chocolaty enough. I think that maybe the vanilla filling is better than the chocolate... maybe.. My advice is just to skip it! Not worth the calories.

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Thank Tamara F
Foster City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

I love their strawberry cheesecake and chocolate fondant! Hope they have more flavors available on a daily basis instead of chocolate and vanilla only for their cream puffs.

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Millbrae, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Can never go wrong with Beard Papa! Their vanilla creme puffs are my all time favorite! Awesome fast service!

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Thank Imelda V
Sacramento, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

After Mother's Day brunch we stopped in at Beard Papa for dessert. Their cream puffs are fantastic. Crispy shell, excellent chocolate coating and delicious custard filling.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-342-7272

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