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241 The Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923-8650
831-625-3733
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good tasting breakfast.

Ordered from the kids menu, and I was pretty satisfied. The service is average, the coffee is not strong enough. But the pancakes were delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico
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Carmel Valley, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Delicious food! Great owner and staff! Fantastic prices! I had the salmon salad, so yummy! Desserts are amazing. Fun decor! It's our "go to!" Place!😋

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Meadow Vista, California
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Tried the place for lunch when I wasn't super hungry, Had a Gazpacho & Salad combo & found it to be just right and tasty. I saw a Lamb Burger and a Lamb Sandwich on the menu. I knew I'd be coming back.. I had the Lamb Sandwich, generous pile of thin sliced Lamb. Tasty & not overdone. They served... More 

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Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Ordered from the kids menu, and I was pretty satisfied. The service is average, the coffee is not strong enough. But the pancakes were delicious.

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Manassas, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I tried the combination kabob plate and found it to be very good. The homemade cucumber sauce was so good and he small dish of some kind of cucumber salad was so refreshing tasting. The service was excellent and so attentive. They serve, quite possibly, the best margarita I have ever had. I wasn't exactly expecting that to be a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The food was beautiful. We had a pesto chicken with veggies and a chicken parmigiana. Both meals where great and the veggies were really tasty. The man who served us was friendly even though we were the last customers and arrived on closing time. I would recommend stopping in for a bite but you will be paying alittle more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stopped for a quick lunch. Service was fast and helpful. I ordered a burger and my wife had pasta. Both were hot and well prepared. We enjoyed our lunch and may go back while we are in the area.

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thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was a beautiful early spring day and our party of 3 had just hiked in the nearby Point Lobos State Park when we chanced upon this café. We decided to sit outside - and were the only guests who chose to do so. Perhaps that was the reason why we didn't get the timely attention from the waiter. We... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant while staying in Big Sur. The place itself has such a creative and artistic ambiance which made it a nice find in the area. We ate here for lunch and dinner. For lunch, their pizza was very tasty and we each had a glass of wine. Long story short, for a personal pan... More 

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Davis, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My daughter and I had dinner here and we both thought the food was excellent, well prepared, flavorful and just a little different. The staff was warm and friendly, the service was great. I liked the colorful decor and it was not loud, I could hear the conversation of my daughter even when the restaurant was busy.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Off highway 1, in the Crossroads complex in Carmel at the very back is Cafe Stravaganza. It's exterior appearance isn't something that's going to catch your eye, simply put, it looks like almost every other cafe or restaurant out there. Step inside and you'll be greeted by friendly staff and a delicious waft of various aromas coming from the kitchen.... More 

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Address: 241 The Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923-8650
Phone Number: 831-625-3733
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: 241 The Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923-8650
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-625-3733

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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