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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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226 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
New York
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272 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

so I've been to Esther's for breakfast, now I must bring son back for lunch. Equally excellent, from the schnitzel to Beef Rouladen..and of course, no meal at Esther's would be complete without desserts! I just love everything, and I meant EVERYTHING here! Parking can be challenging, as there's not a lot of space in the front...

Thank MK330
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Not a lot of ambiance here, but the food was very good, especially the potato salad. The pastries were superb! That is definitely her specialty. I had the pork schnitzel, which was good. I have had better, I have had worse. Many native Germans were present, so that says something for the food.

Thank kathy203

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?