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Moonside Bakery, Half Moon Bay


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Moonside Bakery, Half Moon Bay

Food Tyrant | Mar 1, 2009 09:37 PM

We stopped in just to find a bite to eat and instead got a wonderful introduction to their oven and the baker, Thomas Grauke. Driving along the main street looking to a place to eat, and seeing a line out the door convinced us to stop. All I can say is that I want t o go back and try more.

We had the pesto chicken sandwich, the cajun chicken sandwich, the salmon burger, a sourdough roll, a small plain pizza, a chef's salad (doesn't count because the person who ordered it violated his word and did NOT order the pizza as promised, but it did come with a chewy flat bread, a about 8 various cookies. The breads were all outstanding. I mean outstanding. The salmon burger came on a a sesame seeded beautiful roll that was moist and chewy. The pesto sandwich looked like a potato bread, while the cajun sandwich seemed to have the same flat bread-pita as came with the salad. We muched through the sourdough roll as we waited for the sandwiches which set my alarms runningas it was just perfect. A perfect slash that exposed a perfect bloom of dough...mottled sour blisters, just enough sour to make you sit up and intense fermented billowy dough with a crispy crust. The pizza also vanished as we waited.

I liked most of the cookies but the Half Moon was delicious as was the orange almond and the pecan tea cookie.

She_Who-Must-Be-Obeyed wouldn't let me go back and get some rye bread or a selection of pastries....saying I had already consumed my calorie limit. Sigh...just means I gotta go back.

Well worth the stop and load up on bread that is worth eating.

Moonside Bakery & Cafe
604 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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