Cafe Borrone

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Do Menlo Park residents know that they can hear New Orleans style jazz at Cafe Borrone during the spring and summer months? And that it’s free?

We’ve interviewed bandleader Clint Baker who brings his All Stars to the cafe on Friday nights. But we hadn’t stopped in to hear the band recently.

Tonight turned out to be a good night to take a set in. It was cold outside, which meant fewer patrons but still plenty of space inside to enjoy the music.

Clint’s band will be there next Friday, May 12, and then June 2, 9,  and 30. The music starts at 7:30 and goes to 10:30 pm.

Photo by Linda Hubbard (2017)

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Sights and sounds on an August Sunday in downtown Menlo Park

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Was it our imagination, or did downtown Menlo Park appear to be jumpy more than it was for many a summer month? By mid-morning, the line at always popular Cafe Borrone stretched almost to El Camino — something we don’t see very often. While there we spotted new signage for the British Banker’s Club nextdoor […]

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Photojournalist David Burnett’s exhibit at Cafe Borrone spans four plus decades

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Thanks to a local tie, Menlo Park is in for a treat when Cafe Borrone hosts an exhibit of photojournalist David Burnett’s work, on now through the third week of April. We had an opportunity to sit down and talk with the award-winning photographer at his sister Lisa’s house in Menlo. “Lisa kept telling me that […]

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Good news for fans of Borrone MarketBar

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We were delighted to spot a chalkboard sign outside of Cafe Borrone heralding the two-day pop up of Borrone MarketBar, which closed unexpectedly last June. The “market side” will be open on December 23 & 24 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. You can pick up a menu of what’s being offered at Cafe Borrone […]

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Spotted: M-A class of 1959 gals having breakfast at Cafe Borrone

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A group of four women appeared to be enjoying themselves particularly well last week while eating breakfast at Cafe Borrone. We found out they were spending a few days with each other as they do almost annually. The kicker: They’ve been friends for decades, all graduating from Menlo-Atherton High School in 1959. “There were 493 in our […]

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Michael Killen’s paintings on display at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park – talk on climate change also scheduled

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Menlo Park artist Michael Killen characterizes his work as chronicling the “developments and thoughts of our time that include climate change, human rights, impact of climate change on California’s water, resilience of America, and sustainability.” A sampling of his paintings are currently on display at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. Emailed the artist: “One of the […]

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New, “casual eatery” Borrone Marketbar at Menlo Center is nearing completion

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As visitors to the Menlo Center on El Camino can attest, the Borrone Marketbar, a new “casual eatery” next to Cafe Borrone, is getting close to opening its doors. Explains the restaurant’s one page website: “Josh [Pebbles] and I love and appreciate the farmers and the fishmongers who are connected to preserving the earth, and […]

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Cafe Borrone will expand into Cedro’s space, giving it new food and drink options

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Editor’s note: Author (and M-A student) Julia Rafael co-wrote this article with Emily Grose Cafe Borrone, a cafe located in downtown Menlo Park, is expanding to occupy the neighboring space the Italian restaurant Cedro once held. Cedro’s recent closing, coupled with the BBC’s  closure, leaves Cafe Borrone the only restaurant in the Menlo Center. Cafe […]

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Spotted: Cafe Borrone on foggy Tuesday morning

Fun, foggy Tuesday morning at Cafe Borrone. Taken with iPhone 5, processed using Painteresque on iPhone.

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Michael Killen paints with Harry Cohen to make statement about saving the Bay

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While Michael Killen may have arrived in California as a computer scientist — thanks to recruitment efforts by Menlo Park-based SRI — today he identifies himself as an artist. “I’m an artist who is taking advantage of all my experiences, which include successes and failures,” he said in an interview in advance of his opening reception at […]

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Spotted: Lemons providing sunshine at Cafe Borrone

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There’s more than one way to get a splash of sunshine, important after a couple of days of rainy weather. Sunny cheer is also found in a bowl full of lemons, photographed by Scott Loftesness at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park.

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