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Business Description
Cafe Borrone is a family-owned and operated restaurant that offers a variety of items. Established in 1971, its menu includes a variety of soups, sandwiches, breads and eggs. The restaurant features live jazz and blues music performances, as well as displays the work of new artists. Cafe Borrone provides home-baked specialties that include bluesberry biscuits, buttermilk raisin scones, muffins and cinnamon rolls. It serves, house, garden, chicken, shrimp, mixed green, fresh mozzarella, tomato, spinach, calamari and spring salads. The restaurant also offers veggie, sausage and Mexican lasagnas. It provides catering for a variety of private parties. In addition, Cafe Borrone offers gift cards of various denominations.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (650) 327-2556

Phone: (650) 600-8095

Primary Phone: (650) 600-8095

Fax: (650) 327-2556

Fax: (650) 327-6277

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Location
Menlo Ctr
Categories
Coffee Shops, Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Cafeterias, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Garage

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Coffee House, Cafeterias

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Reviews (215)

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07/22/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Affogato Affront

We have always liked Cafe Borrone. But since they have no e-mail address on their website (consider this a demotion in stars, too!) I am posting publicly how disappointed we were with the affogatos last night.

Affogatos should be a fun, festive drink. In the style to which we're accostomed--from It's Italia in Half Moon Bay--this lively dessert dish should be served as follows: big scoop of well-frozen, high-quality vanilla ice cream in a large martini-shaped glass with whipped cream and shaved dark chocolate. A little maple syrup-type pitcher with 3 oz of espresso is served on the side. The guest pours the espresso over the ice cream in several installations and eats w/ a spoon.

The CB version was in a coffee mug with about a milliliter of coffee and no shaved chocolate (despite asking if I could have a chunk of chcoclate to shave w/ their nutmeg grinder--felt like the tuna sandwich scene in Five Easy Pieces). I was horrified to see the counter guy scoop half-melted Dreyer's into my cup when the menu board had promised Haagen Dasz! He said they ran out of HD. Hmmm. Do I believe that? So we had a drab, minimally-coffee'd, mushy, melted mess in a mundane mug.

SO disappointing. Please learn how to make a proper affogato!!

04/15/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
great coffee and ambiance

Cafe Borrones is a great coffee shop and restaurant. It has a great seating arrangement inside and out. I would highly recommend.

06/21/2004

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Great spot!

This is a great cafe and is located right next to Kepler's--one of the best bookstores in the area. Although very crowded at times, it's a great place to catch up with friends.

08/26/2002

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Great location but overpriced food!

Great location, great patio, cheerful cashiers and (usually) friendly waitstaff. But that doesn't justify the overpriced food ($6.50 for a green salad? $0.50 to add whipped cream to your drink?). But there isn't a better place in Menlo Park for meeting friends

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