Woodside's new bakery, cafe will be 25 percent larger


The new bakery and cafe going in at the corner of Canada and Woodside roads in Woodside will be 25 percent larger than the Woodside Bakery & Cafe, which closed in March 2016.

The Village Bakery & Cafe at 3052 Woodside Road is scheduled to open sometime after the first of the year, property owner George Roberts said.

The menu will have some familiar items, including organic vegetables, artisanal pizza and roast chicken, a menu coalescing around the idea of "simple elegant American food," Village Bakery owner and restaurateur Tim Stannard of the San Francisco-based restaurant group Bacchus Management said in a May interview.

Under the plan, the old sign, still above the building's front facade, would be edited slightly, changing only the word "Woodside" to the word "Village," according to a town staff report.

Like the old bakery and cafe and its outdoor patio, the new place would seat 95 for dinner, but in about 25 percent more space, the report says. With the wall to the west knocked down to include the 650 square feet of the former Woodside Gallery, the interior of the Village Bakery & Cafe would grow to 3,625 square feet.

Due to parking constraints, just 70 seats would be available for lunch, as was the case for the previous occupant, the report says.

The remodel of the interior and exterior would include a double door in front, larger windows, new lighting outside, and seismic upgrades that would include new facades in the front and rear as well as a new roof and floor, the report says.

Click here for an earlier Almanac story on the new restaurant.

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