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Cafe Borrone
Cafe Borrone

Cafe Borrone

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1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 327-0830
http://www.cafeborrone.com
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In the grand traditions of the relaxed outdoor Italian piazza and the art inspired Parisian coffee house, family owned and operated Cafe Borrone serves up superb coffee, delectable food, and an ... Read more
unbeatable atmosphere. Located between San Jose and San Francisco, less than a mile from Stanford University and smack in the heart of Silicon Valley, Cafe Borrone is the place to meet and be if you are in or near Menlo Park. Cafe Borrone has been in operation, first in Redwood City, and now in Menlo Park, since 1971. The Cafe has become the gem of Menlo Park, shining from sun up to past sun down, always with family friendly service and extreme dedication to providing the freshest most natural food in the most delicious ways.

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Local from San Jose, California, USA

Finally got to try this place. Pretty good. The tri tip sandwich was pretty good but i found myself still pretty hungry after.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

Great little cafe near the train station. The salad and sandwiches are good! I recommend sitting outside!

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San Diego, California

Good food but expensive for the portions you get. Has a good amount of poke stops though, so that makes it a better spot

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Local from Palo Alto, California

This place is amazing. I love the food. The staff is kind and helpful. I recommend this to everyone.

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Local from Menlo Park, California

I love having breakfast here because the scones and omelets are amazing! The scones are sugary and I always buy them. I would suggest others to buy the scones too.

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Local from Foster City, California, USA

Very nice cafe, you sometimes feel like you're in europe. They have live music at times and its a nice place to have a snack or just hang out with freinds for a drink.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Amazing little cafe in Menlo park. This cafe is a lunch hub for all the employees that have offices in the area. I got the quiche Lorraine today side salad and I loved it. If you ever visit, you absolutely must try the chocolate chip cookie! It melts and your mouth good!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Excellent food with plenty of outdoor seating! There's usually a bit of a wait, but it's worth it. Tasty tri-tip sandwich, great club sandwich and the chocolate chip cookie is delicious!

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New Delhi, India

the waffles were dry. the frosted mocha was alright. the place is all in all like so many places overhyped. very popular local spot.

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San Francisco, California, USA

The best lunch spot in Menlo Park. Great sandwiches, great atmosphere and speedy service. Only issue is getting a table!!

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Local from Redwood City, California, USA

Delicious Pastrami Sandwich, sadly I had to wait over 20 minutes for it. They said they were having "issues with the pastrami today" not sure what that meant..

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Local from Menlo Park, California, USA

Has never let me down. Every dish is awesome, healthy, and looks great. Go for a #1 scramble with cheese for breakfast or a tri tip sandwich for lunch, those can't be beat

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San Francisco, CA, USA

I've been to Cafe Borrone a few times for breakfast and lunch. The place is always packed with locals. The food is tasty and service quick. My favorite item on their menu is the bacon and cheese omelette on a croissant.

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Local from Menlo Park, California, USA

Probably the best coffee shop in Menlo Park, Borrone is an institution. All glass walls and lots of outdoor seating make it a great hang out on a sunny day (less so when its cold). The food is very good - especially the eggs for breakfast and the espresso drinks. Good (if pricey) sandwiches for lunch. Downside is that it is always crowded, and you have to order at the counter, so you often find yourself waiting in line to order. But the crowds are there for a reason. The turtle cheesecake is over the top crazy delicious. Just avoid the fish sandwich. Not good.

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San Francisco, California, USA

A really tasty and solid spot for lunch. I've had Cafe Borrone's seasonal salad with chicken and their pastrami melt and both were great. Cafe Borrone's Arnold Palmers are pretty tasty too. Their desserts look amazing, but their lunch portions are so big I haven't had room to try one yet, but they sure look tasty!

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Local from San Jose, California, USA

This place is really close to my work, I pass by it everyday. I think this is actually one of the nicest restaurant in the area; although I haven't gotten the chance to eat here yet

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San Francisco, California, USA

The best breakfast and cafe place in Menlo Park. Hands down!

How could anyone not love their Acme french toast? Have you try their savory quiche? It is to die for. Everything about this place is spot on wonderful. With huge selection of brunch menu, spacious indoor and outdoor seating, and great staff. I'm sold, please take me back here...

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Local from Cupertino

Underwhelmed. My veggie melt -- ordered because I was looking for a healthier option -- was served open-faced and positively smothered with cheese.

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Local from San Jose, California, USA

Cafe Borrone's new restaurant/bakery next door to the ever so popular Cafe. Tasty pastries and nice food menu which is priced higher than the Cafe. Grab and go food items available.

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Local from Menlo Park, California, USA
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Delicious food combined with a great outdoor atmosphere. Cafe Borrone is a local's favorite in Menlo Park. Always lively and great place to eat.

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