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Moonside Bakery and Cafe

604 Main St, Ste A, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1976
+1 650-726-9070
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pastry” (12 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
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604 Main St, Ste A, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1976
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

While in Half Moon Bay for two nights, we went to Moonrise for take out pastries. We chose a cinnamon bun laden with raisins and gooey stuff...OMG Then croissants another day...and a pastry filled with something good. I love this place!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tahoe2
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Located on the Main Street of downtown. This bakery touted to be the favorite bakery of the town; however, I found it to be an average bakery with typical sweet sweet American treats. The chocolate eclair is quite disappointing as it taste very sweet and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hathanhh2018
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I always think of this place as a bakery, but they do serve meals. Limited menu: pizza, sandwiches, salads, and of course baked goods and drinks. I had their pizza, which was surprisingly good as they do know how to make a good crust and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Bart C
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Was strolling along Main Street and decided to check out the baked goods at Moonside Bakery. We ended up buying several pastries to taste together with the coffee we purchased. The bakery has a back dining area which was very convenient. The chewy chocolate cookie...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lizsal52
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We were passing through Half Moon Bay on our California road trip when we came across the Moonside Bakery and Cafe. After ordering inside, we sat at a lovely table outside in the sunshine. I ordered one of the set breakfasts which included a sunny-side-up...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Isabel H
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Very weak coffee Overcooked eggs Undercooked taters Bland omlet. Have they never heard of herbs? Burrito had overcooked vegetables. I can make better omelets. Will not come again

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank elwoodp
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Walked by the bakery and peeked in which made us want to check it out fully the next day. Went by after breakfast (best to go without being hungry or too hungry) and everyone in the family picked some favorites to try as well as...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

As first-time visitors yesterday, we ordered at the counter, were handed a number to place on our table, and went outside to find a table. Quite some time later, a server arrived with our drinks on a tray, which included my wife's coffee drink, the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

We were treated so rudely we will never go back. No meal can justify bad service. We got there and wanted to use the restrooms. They said the code is at the bottom of the receipt. I explained that we were having breakfast and just...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Lupe S
Reviewed January 3, 2018

You can't go wrong with the bakery items from Moonside. For hassle-free, special events like Christmas or Thanksgiving, just order a day or two ahead to beat the crowd. It will be fresh, delicious, and beautifully crafted. Love the fruit tarts especially. Shopping downtown and...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Ava W
January 16, 2017|
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Response from CatieC822 | Reviewed this property |
This is not so much a donut spot as it is a european (german) bakery with a lunch menu and yes, decent gourmet pizza. the cookies look good, but their taste don't always live up to their beauty, in my opinion. the Main... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 Main St, Ste A, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1976
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-9070
We are located in downtown Half Moon Bay and serve a full-line bakery with european style patries, breads, pies, cakes, desserts and wedding cakes. We also have a delicious menu for a fresh breakfast and lunch includes wood-fired pizza, salads and home-made sandwiches are served in a fast-casual atmosphere on real dishes. there is plenty of seating inside and out and take-out is available.
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