Cafe Borrone

Folks who chose to have breakfast at Cafe Borrone this morning were greeted with lovely music provided by a cellist who’d taken up residence outside along the windows. His sign explained his purpose:

“I’m Nicholas Loh, a rising high school senior. I’m deeply moved by the humanitarian situation in Syria. I have been in contact with a Syrian refugee, a 47-year-old widowed mother of a nine-year-old daughter. I’m raising awareness and support for her and other refugees.

“In 2007, she and her family fled to a refugee camp in Lebanon. She has no source off income. She is unable to afford treatment for her amen and hypertension.

“Your your donations will help provide medical [services] for Saliha and other Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

“Thank you.”

{ Be the first to comment }

Matt Weil photographs the Bay Bridge from the same vantage point of 85 years ago

It is a homecoming of sorts for civil engineer and serious amateur photographer Matt Weil whose photography show, “The Bay Bridge: An Engineer’s Perspective,” is on display at Cafe Borrone. Matt grew up in Menlo Park and would wander into Cafe Borrone walking home from Menlo-Atherton High School. “I remember seeing the different art on the […]

Click to read more →

Spotted: Clint Baker All Stars at Cafe Borrone

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 […]

Click to read more →

Sights and sounds on an August Sunday in downtown Menlo Park

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 […]

Click to read more →

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

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 […]

Click to read more →

Good news for fans of Borrone MarketBar

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 […]

Click to read more →

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

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 […]

Click to read more →

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

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 […]

Click to read more →

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

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 […]

Click to read more →

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

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 […]

Click to read more →

Spotted: Cafe Borrone on foggy Tuesday morning

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

Click to read more →