Drinking coffee and people watching is very popular in Millbrae. The best place, if you can find an empty chair, is Starbuck's. This joint is jumping!A nice place to watch people and enjoy coffee in an area where people are always on the move. The post office, Safeway, a bank, and Walgreens are adjacent.more
This is now a video rental store, but it was the site of the old Millbrae Theater, hence the sign. It is great to see something of the old theater remains.This art deco sign is still working and is quite bright at night. Unfortunately the sun and angle of this photo do not do justice to this vibrant sign.more
Update:Since our original posting, we have dined here numerous times and it has always been excellent. Unfortunately, the place had closed and another Chinese restaurant had moved in when we were there last in January, 2013. I'm hopeful they will reopen elsewhere but have been unable to find them on the internet.We ate at this restaurant in January...more
Salad bar and many varieties of pizza. There are video games, 49ers&Giants stuff, and photos of the Millbrae police. Nothing really stands out, as this is just a typical pizza place in the Bay Area. PIZZA! This is a chain which offers Dine-in, Take Out, and Delivery. The food was at a moderate price and average taste.more
This was another chain restaurant which has become a local restaurant. It is easy to image the old owners as the building style is well known. Burritos, of course. We have at times ordered something else and it was good, but the specialty is clearly burritos. The place has inexpensive and large burritos. Seating is limited.more
16 Mile House Luinch Served Tues-Fri 11:00am to 2:00pmDinner served Tuesday thru Sunday after 5pmThe Old West/ Gold Rush atmosphere. The original building is no longer standing, but was 16 miles from San Francisco and a popular hotel/stage stop owned by the Sanchez Family.(Original family of Millbrae) The steak is good. Just about all meals are...more
Wr've ordered delivery and eaten in the restaurant. The atmosphere is Greek, which photos/posters of Greece, a large bar, and booths which are divided by latice work. The is also a big screen television and video game room for which you wait. The waiting time is easily 30 mins or more for eating in and even longer for delivery so plan on time to...more
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) is building a very large station with huge parking garage, but we enjoy Caltrain.
In Millbrae you will need a car as the hills are very steep. Be careful when driving as people like to park their cars on the curb instead of their driveways and many roads become de facto one way. People will also regularly park their autos next to stop signs, adding to the difficulties at intersections. Stop signs are hidden. (SEE PHOTO)
Hidden Stop Signs (Look carefully and imagine you are driving 30 mph) HINT: Behind the second tree to your right and barely visible.
A light jacket is a must after dark. Although during the day it is usually about 70F, at night temps dip to the 50's F year round. Millbrae is almost never under fog.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The Walgreen's Drug Store on Broadway or Safeway Supermarket carry just about all you might need/want. The Walgreens even sells tourist items like postcards, ashtrays, placemats, keychains, etc. with a San Francisco theme at prices much less than in the tourist traps.
Taylor Elem. School, Normally a primary school would not be a tourist attraction, but the impressive California Mission style architecture makes the location worthy of a glance. This place looks more like a country club than a school!!!!
Favorite thing: Millbrae, although full of houses and booming with wealthy Asian families, still maintains a small town atmosphere. You can visit city hall and talk to the city officials. The city government will actually get to know you and remember your name. Be advised that if you plan to live in Millbrae *Deed restrictions are strictly enforced*