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Borrone MarketBar: An exciting new addition to an old favorite

Original post made on Jan 28, 2014

Since Cafe Borrone opened nearly 25 years ago, Menlo Park has made it its "go-to" place. In the Readers' Choice 2013 competition, Almanac readers voted the cafe a winner in five categories. Now MarketBar, scheduled to open in February, will give a new dimension to the community's favorite gathering place.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 1:57 PM

Comments (11)

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 28, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Thank you Borrone family for contributing so much to our community - good food and a wonderful place to socialize.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 29, 2014 at 10:30 am

I am a HUGE fan of everything Marina and Josh do and cannot wait to try the MarketBar!


Posted by Winton, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 29, 2014 at 10:52 am

But where is it going to be? Irregular Regular since 1995...


Posted by Kimberly, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Anything Borrone will be EXCELLENT.

I have a feeling I will never cook again!


Posted by Harriet, a resident of La Entrada School
on Jan 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

We have been regulars at Borrone's Café for 11 years, often visiting from the Eastbay because our grandchildren live in west Menlo Park. The food never disappoints, the atmosphere transports us to Florence, and the staff makes us feel right at home. Rose, Roy, Marina and Josh greet their patrons with open arms and amazing delectable prepared from fresh, local ingredients. It is our favorite restaurant in the area. Can't wait to try the new place, too!


Posted by Brent Britschgi, a resident of another community
on Jan 29, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Great neighbors, great kids, great food.......hurrah for the Borrone's!!!


Posted by Sam Sinnott, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Great story. I have been coming almost every day since you opened. The Marketbar is beautiful and even offers fresh martinis. Thank you for investing so much in our community.

I hope the food trucks bring more people over on Wednesday nights.


Posted by Randal, a resident of another community
on Jan 30, 2014 at 12:11 pm

@Winton It is located right next to Cafe Borrone, around the side of the building (in the direction you go from the registers to pick up your coffee)


Posted by Diane Bouskos, a resident of another community
on Jan 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm

I started coming to CB with Team in Training 9 years ago on Thursday nights after our work out at Stanford…I could eat there everyday! I love it and Vesta too! Everything is so fresh, home made….and delicious!


Posted by PeteO, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 31, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Vesta rocks! Peter and Courtney are doing a gerat job. They have added a truly great neighborhood restaurant to the area! Try it, but be prepared to wait a few minutes if you do not have a reservation. It is popular.


Posted by Joann, a resident of Atherton: other
on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm

We love Cafe Borrone! We've been going there for 24 years or so (at the start). We are now regulars at Vesta!! This family serves up the finest food in the Bay Area!


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