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210 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-7111
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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The location is a bit hard to get to, but worth it. Old-fashioned diner-style menu, layout, etc. Food is good and plentiful, as is the coffee. Will drop in here again, esp. as they do dinner, not just breakfast and lunch.

Thank SDox
Arroyo Grande, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Ortega chili omelet. The best I've had! Large cut up, no minced chilies. Excellent home fries. Clearest restaurant I've been to in a long time!

Thank Diane Y
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132 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is an old fashioned coffee shop, I enjoyed the food, will go back. I was there for breakfast it was very very busy. The food was good. I was not happy with the wait staff, very abrupt

Thank snookiet
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We were visiting family who love this restaurant. We also love diners such as this but were disappointed at Sam's. Service was good. The waitresses were fine. But everything on my plate was cool. Scrambled eggs were cool. Pancake was cool. The requested extra crispy bacon was only mildly crisp and cool. My husband's meal was the same. His French... More 

Thank CynK65
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Hearty breakfast, excellent coffee. Seems to be where locals go for Sunday breakfast... good sign. Omelets were with fresh ingredients, fast and efficient service.

Thank Theresa L
Farnham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

What a great Café serving great breakfast, brunch and lunches. The service is excellent and attentive waitresses anticipate that your coffee and soft drink refills go on forever. The menu is extensive and you can make up your own brunch or lunch from whatever is listed on the menu. Genuine, warm family atmosphere and good value. Only 5 minutes drive... More 

Thank jim r
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Eaten here approx 7/8 times good selection and good value. However my wife has had the veggie burger serveral times and always enjoyed it, but on the last visit said it tasted slightly strange which she put down to the bun which was mostly left. a stomach upset ensued. We travelled back to the UK the following day and have... More 

Thank Dominic H
Half Moon Bay, California
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is a classic little coffee shop kind of place, perfect for a sit-down meal. Good place for an informal lunch meeting. Excellent place for grilled cheese and fries, cheerful waitresses.

1 Thank Deborah W
Half Moon Bay, California
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

We have just moved to Half Moon. Bay and trying new things everywhere. This place is just a good place for a good breakfast. Yes, the ambiance isn't much but that is be expected as a great little locals cafe. The waitresses were very nice and attentive. Give it a go!

1 Thank gotoborabora
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

As soon as you walk in you see old dirty blue carpet, old brown formica tables and old brown vinyl chairs and booths in a big open room. We decided to eat here anyway because we were starving. I asked for blueberry compote on my blueberry pancakes and the waitress indicated that they didn't have any but they would figure... More 

Thank LadyBug1122

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-7111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?