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Carmel Coffee and Cocoa Bar

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Mission St, just south of Ocean Ave., Carmel, CA
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

We enjoyed our coffees and breakfast items. They have an egg dish over spinach and sauteed mushrooms if you want something healthy. They also offer beautiful pastries and smoothies and of course organic coffee. This place is cash only and we were very glad we had our cash on hand. Will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Belmont, California
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Belmont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed our coffees and breakfast items. They have an egg dish over spinach and sauteed mushrooms if you want something healthy. They also offer beautiful pastries and smoothies and of course organic coffee. This place is cash only and we were very glad we had our cash on hand. Will definitely return.

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Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Good coffee and snacks available. The prices are pretty good compared to some other places around here but it looks like they do good volume. There is a lot of indoor and out door seating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stopped by here twice during our short stint in this glorious little town. First out of necessity and then the next day in the morning as our preferred choice. I ordered their almond capucchino. Delicious coffee!!! (I usually prefer a solo espresso, but when "drinking out," I find that the restaurant beans are too dark for my taste buds.)... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We are from Seattle and used to great coffee. We found this little place while walking around Carmel and kept coming back for the fresh roasted coffee. I'd give it five stars but the service was a bit inattentive. The girl taking our order barely made eye contact and never acknowledged that she actually heard/understood our order. However, we got... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This shop is located in the courtyard of a shopping center. Interesting mix of coffee shop, Chinese restaurant, and other Asian selections. Plenty large menu with pictures too. Came in for a cup of coffee. Staff was quick. Coffee was reasonable priced. Not overly bitter was the coffee. Little acidic after. Good was the coffee though. Good experience. Will have... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Unfortunately they lost their atmosphere with the recent remodel. Now it is pleasing those busloads of tourists who stop nearby for a bathroom break and need to grab a coffee. It looks more like the waiting room at a bus station. The salads would be better if they wouldn't use those store bought dressings, the pastries are awful. Individually packed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We really enjoyed our early morning stop here. We ordered a fresh strawberry bowl (delicious!), morning glory muffin and a tea and espresso. All were wonderful! There are two things stopping me from giving a 5. First is the cleanliness. I asked if there was somewhere I could wash my hands before eating and the only sink available was the... More 

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Seaside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I love this place! I work in the plaza and I live off their coffee and the occasional carrot cake for breakfast. Great staff.. super efficient.. delicious sandwiches too! Can't wait till it reopens so I can get my fix again :)

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Milford, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We love the Carmel Plaza, and found this wonderful gem. They have a nice selection of hot and cold drinks. We were very happy with our coffee drinks! And you can't leave without of of their sinful goodies...we chose a brownie. They have a nice goodie and lunch selection. Seating right outside in the beautiful Carmel Plaza courtyard. Reminder -... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You could miss this small frontage shop but the choice of coffee is wonderful and an array of tempting cakes etc. It is only small and unpretentious with only a few tables and chairs inside, but it was very busy and the service was quick. If there are no seat then find a seat outside and enjoy your coffee in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mission St, just south of Ocean Ave., Carmel, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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