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Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant

47540 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-0520
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Ranked #6 of 20 restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Tri Cities, TN
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We made the drive down 1 to Big Sur mostly to enjoy the scenery. However a very nice waitress had recommended we go as far as the Bakery and pick up some things. We were quite disappointed to get there to find a mostly barren display case at mid-day. Didn't end up buying anything because there were only about four... More

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Not only you will find the best organic snacks,sandwiches, THE Best salad of your Life with Poppy seed dressing and the friendliest service...This Lovely boho little place has a gorgeous Zen garden and gift shop with very tasteful, beautiful treasures! A MUST SEE AND GO if you're driving around Big Sur and the woods during the day!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The bakery feels a little like it has been there for decades, perhaps it has? It has a relaxed, boho feel and a limited menu based around their wood fired oven, however despite the limitations it still offers everything from a sandwich, pizza and some plates. Service was good and the food was good. It does what it says on... More

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Danville, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've been hearing about this place for a long time. I'm told that this is a local favorite and it's a must-do in Big Sur. We went for dinner and, while it wasn't bad, there wasn't anything special going on. We drove by on a weekend afternoon and the place was flooded with cars, so the "secret" has apparently caught... More

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Los Angeles, California
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181 reviews 181 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We found this place by accident just driving by at lunch time. We almost left because the line was long, but I am glad we stayed. I found a table outside while my husband waited in line and ordered. Staff gives you a number for your table and brings your food to you. There are actually more seating areas than... More

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Big Sur, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One of the most charming restaurants in Big Sur, although actually the ambience itself is not one of the top qualities. Whether you are coming for "just" pastries and drinks from one of the top baristas created (Chris), who gets help from the finest coffee, or brunch on weekends, or lunch, or dinner, you will find attentive, personal service, a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Spent 3 glorious days in Big Sur and decided to stop at the bakery the morning of our departure to grab a coffee and scone to go. There were two customers in line a head of us, so we thought it would be a short wait. My boyfriend ordered a coffee and I ordered a latte. He received his coffee... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fresh, creative, tasty. Nice and friendly service. Did I mention REALLY fresh food? all crispy happy vegies, no wilted leaves in my salad,

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stopped in here based on the other reviews and yummmm! Best coffee I've had in a long time. The breakfast was excellent, the bread amazing and we bought some pastries before we hit the road. Let's just say they didn't make it far. I would definitely recommend!!!

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The thick crusted traditional European dark rye bread alone would warrant a 5-star review even if the rest of the food sucked - which thankfully, it doesn't. This may sound like a bread fanatic rant, but this view is shared by others I know. Otherwise, the bakery goods are all all excellent, and the espresso is real - a rare... More

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