Beach Monkey Cafe

3.5
4 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Designed as a neighborhood gathering spot, Beach Monkey Café features home-style foods that emphasize locally sourced ingredients used to provide hearty and healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The menu at Beach Monkey Café proves that quality is a huge part of the process and whether you have popped in for coffee and a pastry or a full meal, the ingredients are sure to delight.

Menu options include breakfast choices like sandwiches, house-made granola and fresh fruit, fresh baked pastry, gourmet coffees, acai bowls and impressively fresh smoothies. There are soups of the day, generously sized salads, unique sandwiches such as the chicken banh mi or the sustainable tuna melt. A kids’ men and stunning desserts complete a visit to the Beach Monkey Café.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Organic
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Hours of operation
Monday - Tuesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesday - Friday: 7:00am - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 738-5920
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Pakes
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Private party facilities
The Beach Monkey Cafe is an excellent venue for small and medium-sized events. Whether you"re planning a small, intimate dinner for 15, or looking to host a cocktail party for 50 beneath our timber ceilings, the Beach Monkey can create a variety of private dining and event atmospheres. Since we are not open for regular business on Mondays and Tuesday evenings, and every day between 2 and 5pm, we do welcome the opportunity to host private parties of any kind at that time -- and if you make arrangements and meet minimum requirements, we will close during regular hours to host your party. The Beach Monkey can be the perfect venue for a baby shower, bridal shower, wedding rehearsal luncheon, or a casual business meeting during regular hours as well. Please call to arrange your event. - (650) 738-5920.
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Private party contact
Judie Boots: (650) 738-5920
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Catering
Besides planning and serving your unique private party with a custom menu, the Beach Monkey will cater your office luncheon or dinner meeting with selections from our daily menu. Wow your guests with fare made from scratch and garnished to whet your appetite, delivered and set up by professional, courteous staff. Full service with china or disposable plates and cutlery available. Call (650) 738-5920 for information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Adobe Drive
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Parking details
The Adobe Plaza Shopping Center offers a private lot, and there is plenty of street parking available on Adobe Drive if needed.
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0Dined on December 31, 2014

I really enjoyed the two visits to Beach Monkey Cafe. The first one was for an espresso and cookie, which both were good and much better than going to starbucks and some of the non-epsresso oriented cafe's in the area. The second visit was for New Years Eve dinner. It was a really nice and pleasant with a special menu for the evening. We were the only ones in for the early dinner and were hosted by the owners. The food was fresh and savory. The presentation was more home style looking, not pretentious, but appealing. The espresso, a real smooth and buttery single shot, was prepared correctly. The hosts were super friendly and appreciative. I look forward to to back and explore more of the menu!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2014

This very small restaurant has a limited menu, but everything we tried on it was excellent. We went for dinner and two of us had the bahn mi sandwich, and the third had the special steak sandwich. The bahn mi was excellent, and both sandwiches came with a plain but delicious spinach salad. For an appetizer we had the artichoke dip. It was very tasty, without having the usual heavy mayonnaise holding it together. For dessert we had one order of 3 small homemade banana nut muffins with vanilla bean ice cream and a little chocolate sauce. The other dessert was a warm fudgy brownie with the ice cream and sauce. Both were delicious, but being a chocolate fan, I preferred the brownie sundae.

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2014

Im sorry but no good reviews... I had called the restaurant and I was told that they do not open for brunch. Open table was notified about this at least two weeks ago. So ooo we did not go to a fathers day breakfast.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2014

The Beach Monkey was unexpectedly great. We didn't know what to expect, and got great food and wine at a totally reasonable price.

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