October is a busy month. Stores are cramming shelves full of holiday decorations and Halloween hasn’t even hit us yet. It’s also an incredibly busy, and rewarding time, for the Mayfield Bakery in Palo Alto, California.
Mayfield Bakery is owned by Bacchus Management Group which has several restaurants in the Bay Area including: The Saratoga and Spruce (both in San Francisco) as well as The Village Pub and The Village Bakery (both in Woodside). They also have four Pizza Antica locations. Bacchus Management Group’s unique portfolio of dining hot spots also includes an organic farm (SMIP Ranch in Woodside), a custom coffee roastery (RoastCo in Oakland) and of course the wonderful artisan café that is Mayfield Bakery.
Located on a bustling corner of Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village, Mayfield is spending much of the month giving back to the community. The entire month of October, Mayfield Bakery is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The restaurant is donating $1.00 from each of its adorable “think pink” cookies or glasses of Drusian sparkling rosé sold to Bay Area Cancer Connections. This week 100 percent of the proceeds from dinners sold at Mayfield Bakery (and all other Bacchus restaurants) on October 25th were donated to those affected by the North Bay fires. If you missed this event, you can still donate directly to the NorCal Fires Relief Fund.
When it first opened back in 2009, the vision for Mayfield Bakery was to help supply all of the Bacchus restaurants with fresh baked bread. Today Mayfield Bakery’s leadership team led by Mark Sullivan, Tim Stannard and Brannin Beal does that and then some. Besides looking for ways to positively impact its local Bay Area community, Mayfield Bakery is also ground zero for delicious croissants you can snag on the go from the bakery next door as well as a full service restaurant that is the perfect place for you to plop down for an enjoyable breakfast, lunch, dinner or weekend brunch.
Speaking of that freshly baked daily bread, each month Mayfield Bakery spotlights a bread of the month. For October it’s doling out delicious slow proofed seven grain sourdough boules. Since it’s October, Chef Sullivan and the kitchen crew have also crafted a special ode to Oktoberfest. This month there’s a ridiculous pretzel burger that’s made with not one, but two beef patties on a house-made pretzel bun, topped with a beer cheddar sauce and served with fries.
Mayfield Bakery isn’t just an artisan bakery where you can pick up a lovely pie or a relaxed atmosphere where you can sit outside soak up the last drop of Northern California’s sunny weather, it’s a place you can leave feeling good about the money you’ve spent and the local community you’re supporting.
Address: 855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto California 94301
Hours: Bakery – Monday Through Sunday 7:00am to 7:00pm, Café – Monday Through Friday 8:00am to 9:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 9:30pm
Phone: Café – (650) 853-9200 Bakery – (650) 853-9201
Pricing (All in USD): Breakfast/Lunch – Kid’s Menu $5.00 to $8.00, Warm Morning Bun $4.00, Garlic Bread $5.00, Jalapeño Corn Bread $5.00, French Fries with Garlic and Paprika $9.00, Brioche Beignets $10.00, Avocado Toast Served with Grapefruit $12.00, Organic Yogurt with Summer Fruits and Granola $13.00, Tomato and Pancetta Pizza $16.00, Starters $12.00 to $25.00, Mains $16.00 to $32.00 Dinner – Kid’s Menu $6.00 to $9.00, Spicy Pickled Vegetables and Olives $6.00, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Jus $10.00, Crab Cakes Served with Pickled Vegetables $25.00, Wood-Fired Pizzas $16.00, Starters $12.00 to $18.00, Mains $17.00 to $30.00, Desserts $6.00 to $10.00, Non-Alcoholic Beverages $4.00 to $8.00, Beer $5.00 to $30.00, Cocktails $12.00 to $14.00, Wine By the Glass $10.00 to $20.00