Taste Cafe (Half Moon Bay)

Taste Cafe (Half Moon Bay)

Taste Cafe in Half Moon Bay borders on that is it a diner or not. There aren’t many diners in the Half Moon Bay area. It’s mostly open for breakfast and lunch and serves all of the typical diner staples.  Recently, they started opening on Friday and Saturday for dinner too.

Taste Cafe (Half Moon Bay)

Taste Cafe Atmosphere: A
At the Taste Cafe, you can eat indoors or outdoors, depending on your preference. The inside is modern, with plenty of open seating. You aren’t sitting anywhere close to anyone else.

Taste Cafe (Half Moon Bay)

Outside, you have the option of traditional restaurant tables or picnic tables. I opted for the picnic tables because how fun is that.

Taste Cafe (Half Moon Bay)

Taste Cafe Coffee: A

The coffee was brewed hot and fresh and tasted great. I couldn’t ask for a better coffee if I tried. In fact, I drank a lot.

Taste Cafe (Half Moon Bay) coffee

Taste Cafe Food: B
The Taste Cafe menu has everything a traditional diner would have but in a more upscale way. Since it’s mostly only open for breakfast and lunch, that’s what the majority of the menu is catered towards. Some of the fun items that stuck out include the smoked salmon crepe, taste burrito, or bananas foster pancakes.

I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for and ended up ordering a chepes benedict. It was a benedict with bacon, avocado, pico de gallo, and two poached eggs on an English muffin. I also choose hash browns as my side. In all, it was delicious, although I do wish there was more food, and I left still slightly hungry.

Taste Cafe (Half Moon Bay) benedict

Taste Cafe Service: A
The waitress at the Taste Cafe was friendly, and the food came out fast. Not only that, but everything felt safe and clean. The entire staff was wearing masks, and I felt comfortable dining in.  It was one of the few places I’ve been. It looked safe to also diner inside as well. The open-air and evenly spaced tables felt welcoming.

Cost: $
For my benedict and coffee, it was $16.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to Taste Cafe?

I liked the Taste Cafe, and it was a good stop. I’ll definitely be back when I’m in Half Moon Bay again.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $12-20

Overall: A

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  1. Ohhh, Half Moon Bay. I loved it when I visited, many years ago. Such a beautiful and tranquil place. And now it has good diner food – even better! Time to plan a trip (sigh) to northern CA…

    1. Once things calm down, you’ll have to let me know if you do Anne!

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