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Esther's German Bakery

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987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1308
+1 650-941-4463
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:30 - 17:00
Mon 07:30 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic German breakfast options offered. We had the Pfankuchen and weisswurst with the runner's omelette. It was all delicious! It was busy the whole time, so it must be the spot for locals!

Thank lamontravel
Los Altos, California
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent place for a European breakfast ... strong coffee, great pastries and breads, and a fantastic breakfast selection. I also come here to purchase pretzels for special occasions.

Thank Hattie_Sr
Raleigh, North Carolina
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175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were a little disappointed in the selection, we were expecting more. We did have a poppy seed danish, good.Several of the choices had poppy seeds. We were there for breakfast.

Thank JWO55
Saratoga Springs, New York
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227 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Esther's is NOT pretentious. Just good German good at very reasonable prices. Son 1 had the pork shank- it was huge and very tender. Son 2 and I both had the beef roulade - a slice of roast beef rolled around pickles, mustard and other goodies, and served with mashed potatoes and veggies. Wife had the cheese spaetzel. Also good... More 

Thank Monophoto-1
Mountain View, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I have been going to Esther's for many years. I usually go for breakfast. Weekends can be busy and parking is always a challenge. You can find parking in the back off San Antonio. The menu is simple, not so many choices that you have to keep flpping through pages! The pastries are very appealing but I usually go for... More 

Thank Fran G
San Francisco, California
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

At Esther's it is like going to Europe, i was in Prague in December and this place had the same old Europe feel to it. It is German and the specialties they display make your mouth water. Food is served to you in a small cafe setting very authentic and genuine. I was there with a friend this morning and... More 

Thank dianamna
Orlando, Florida
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our breakfast! Great food with large servings. The French Toast us amazing, and the omelets delicious! I highly recommend eating here.

1 Thank Lovetotravel8653
Bengaluru, India
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213 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

they have nice variety of delicious food, and they server beer as well! Would definitely recommend for a visit..

Thank Umang D
Palo Alto, California
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Esther's isn't just a bakery. It actually serves hot foods with a sit-down setting. Prices are very reasonable. There aren't a lot of parking spots in the front, but you will find more spots in the back.

Thank doggieluver
Los Altos, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Stay and drink great coffee with delicious pastries and cakes. They also offer nice selection of German breakfasts, lunch and dinner...still with a healthy selection of breads. Great stollen at Christmastime.

Thank syldah01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-941-4463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?