Its been open for awhile (I think since 2009?) but I visited Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto yesterday for the first time and was totally enchanted. The place is huge, with a full restaurant, bar, outside dining area and adjoining bakery/cafe.
I hung out for a couple hours doing work, sipping on a delicious coffee in the sun. I also bought a half loaf of house-baked bread to bring home, which I have yet to try but I’m sure is delicious. The bakery had tons of other goodies — muffins, granola, tarts, croissants, etc — that I can’t wait to try. I didn’t order any food either, but snooped on other people’s orders and everything looked delicious. Definitely returning for brunch or breakfast at some point.
It’s a bit overpriced, but it is what it is. It’s a beautiful setting and a lot nicer than most establishments in the area. Worth checking out, even if it’s just for a coffee and a snack.