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365 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3905
+1 650-342-7272
12:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Eclairs here are off the hook. Instead of some nasty chocolate wanna-be glaze, this cream puff is dipped in thick, dense semi-sweet chocolate. And the vanilla cream is just right. And so messy, you have to laugh. Just have to. Two cream puffs ~ chocolate and vanilla ~ were freshly baked, light as air and dense with cream. I'm... More 

San Mateo, California
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Custom made cream puffs are the specialty here at this Japanese/French inspired bakery. They have a special machine that glops out precious filling into the pate au choux to make the flavor of your choice. Mine is mango and the bits of it in creamy fruity cream made my day. A really affordable treat before the movies.

Thank TundrainRoma
Palo Alto, California
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

No lines for quality cream puffs. They inject the cream while you stand there to keep the puff "crispy" and your cream puff "fresh". Pure joy. Vanilla Bean and chocolate. Also, they have chocolate dipped cream puffs, cheesecake, and eclairs too.

Thank Doc T
San Francisco, California
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178 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Meh. So unmemorable, so average. I tasted the eclair and the puff both with chocolate filling. Both were okay. The chocolate filling had a little funny taste and wasn't chocolaty enough. I think that maybe the vanilla filling is better than the chocolate... maybe.. My advice is just to skip it! Not worth the calories.

Thank Tamara F
Foster City, California
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I love their strawberry cheesecake and chocolate fondant! Hope they have more flavors available on a daily basis instead of chocolate and vanilla only for their cream puffs.

Thank V4c4t10n3r88
Millbrae, California
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Can never go wrong with Beard Papa! Their vanilla creme puffs are my all time favorite! Awesome fast service!

Thank Imelda V
Sacramento, CA
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

After Mother's Day brunch we stopped in at Beard Papa for dessert. Their cream puffs are fantastic. Crispy shell, excellent chocolate coating and delicious custard filling.


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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 2nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-342-7272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?