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“Menlo Park Classic and great for watching Silicon Valley VIP's”
Review of Cafe Borrone

Cafe Borrone
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Francisco Bay Area
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Menlo Park Classic and great for watching Silicon Valley VIP's”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Cafe Borrone is a Menlo Park institution next to Kepler's Books (another Menlo Park institution.) You can't go wrong here; great chicken salad and chicken salad sandi. Excellent coffee drinks. So you have to wait in line, pay, and the wait staff will deliver to your table but if you want to order something else they will take your order table-side. Great people watching, good to visit with your pooch, and consistantly good.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Elizabeth247
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  • English first
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  • German first
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Menlo Park, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Casual California style eatery”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Fresh sandwiches, salad's, soups daily special's. Good small selection of beer on tap. Comfortable place to eat or go for a coffee alone. Outside and inside tables, bookstore next door.
Live jazz some Friday nights

  • Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love This Place!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

I love this place! It is great for all meals and all of the food is great. The staff are attentive and wonderful. The waits are usually short. There are usually open tables for 3-4 people in this nice outside patio. Smaller tables are inside but it is up to you where to sit. As I said before you should choose what you think is good and I wouldn't see it disappointing. The food is a little expensive but definitely worth it. However, you should get dessert whenever you want and I recommend the chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jacob B
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great breakfast spot!”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

We just moved into the area and are so happy we stumbled upon this obviously well-loved establishment, evidenced by the long line (that moves rapidly!) on Sunday morning. Drink your dark roast coffee from a brightly colored mug and enjoy the attentive staff and wide array of tasty pastries (blueberry muffins are a must!) and savory breakfast options!

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Thank Catc1966
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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Everybody's favorite place”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We in Menlo Park feel bad that not everyone gets to have a Cafe Borrone in their town. The food is good, but the ambiance is even better. Friendly, open, comfortable--and you always see someone you know.

  • Visited April 2014
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