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Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant

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47540 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-0520
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Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 241
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  • 130
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great cozy restaurant

We stopped here several times for coffee and then returned for dinner. My husband had a fantastic salmon dinner. His dinner was definitely better than mine, but I enjoyed my kale salad and calamari. The service was a bit off the night we were here but we decided to just roll with it. I'd go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
jgj_seattle
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stopped here several times for coffee and then returned for dinner. My husband had a fantastic salmon dinner. His dinner was definitely better than mine, but I enjoyed my kale salad and calamari. The service was a bit off the night we were here but we decided to just roll with it. I'd go back.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's one of those places you go to if you have time and a little patience. The wait is well worth it as the coffee is excellent, the staff friendly, and the crowd seems cool too. Just went in the AM right when they opened and the line was out the door, about 15 people in front of me. It... More 

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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It's hard to get quality cappuccino and croissant in most urban areas so when we stumbled upon this in-the-middle of no-where gem in Big Sur---we went back three times during our weekend in the area. Don't miss it!

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Carmel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The breakfast pizza at Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant is the absolute best that I have ever had! Crusty, cheesy, crispy bacon and few eggs on top and I'm convinced that I've found the perfect food. While I have had several other good dishes here like the skillet pancake, salads, and soups, nothing is as amazing as this pizza. I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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312 reviews 312 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A young couple at the Ventana Inn was talking about this restaurant and we decided to venture out. The restaurant is very charming with nice furnishings, interesting lighting, reclaimed wood floors, and a fireplace in the main dining room. Because we phoned about 30 minutes prior to arrival, we were thankful to get any table and there was no more... More 

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Scotts Valley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The scampi appetizer was delicious. However the pizza was soggy and quite forgettable, but I didn't have the heart to tell our sweet and helpful waitress who recommended it. They no longer have the delicious smoked duck on thin crust (not soggy) that they had a few years ago.

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Perth, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Make this a stop when travelling to the Big Sur. The pastries, muffins and coffee are excellent. They also do hod breakfasts, plus the staff are friendly and helpful. Nice setting and views to enjoy your food.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I didn't eat at the restaurant, but loved my coffee and croissant for breakfast. Also had reception for my phone to make a quick call or send an email!

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San Francisco, CA
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222 reviews 222 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were a group of 5 here for a birthday dinner on the same night was there was a wedding at the restaurant. As a result, the wait staff neglected the diners as they were trying to service the wedding in the patio/dirt area outside. Our wait person mixed up the orders and it was rather slow service, but the... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Maybe it was the long hike I had just gone on, but every single bite at Big Sur Bakery was unbelievably delectable. It was also more than enough food. I'll admit I eyed some huge sweet breakfast items, but my sandwich was also superb. We went later in the day and had no problem sitting immediately. Loved sitting in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47540 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: 831-667-0520

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?