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Cottage Restaurant

Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
831 625 6260
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Ranked #31 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Oakland, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We ate 1 lunch and 2 breakfast here during our recent stay. The staff was charming, the service good to great and the food good to great. Prices very reasonable for Carmel. It appeared to be geared to the locals. They were accommodating to my wife's GF requirements.

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Galveston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Anything you can imagine to have for breakfast is available here and tastes scrumptious. The bacon is good, the oatmeal outstanding, the fruit beautiful and fresh, the coffee tasty, the service impeccable, the people personable - what more would you want or need? A delight!!

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Clifton, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a very good place to have an excellent lunch in a nice little town. The food was very upscale with a modest price. Atmosphere was nice, service was above average and I highly recommend it

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Huntington Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day so I have high standards! This place is so cute! Not cramped, there's a few Windows open so a nice breeze flows through. The fruit bowl is the perfect mix of seasonal fruit and the omelets are killer! The wait staff were all friendly and prompt! Highly recommend!

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Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Love the quaint Cottage. Huge, delicious breakfast. We stumbled upon the place on our way back from an early coffee. Took one look at the menu and we were sold. It was much better than Em Le's restaurant which claims to have the best breakfast in town.

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Modesto, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by one of the locals in Carmel, California. As we entered this quaint cozy restaurant the first feeling was as if you were walking into your favorite Aunt's dining room. Comfortable, cozy pillows adorned the booths as we were greeted by the owner, Kathy. Hospitality must be her middle name. What a gem. The food was... More

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a small unassuming place, but the food and the service are excellent. Carmel has lots of expensive and pretentious restaurants, so it's nice to find a place like this where you can have a decent meal and don't brake your wallet. The artichoke soup is the best!

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Los Altos, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

The Cottage restaurant is a couple of blocks off Carmel's main drag, Ocean Ave., so there are probably at least as many locals as tourists. But the breakfasts are worth seeking out. Three of four of us had eggs benedict but two with different twists. One had regular but crispy bacon instead of traditional ham or Canadian bacon. Another had... More

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Palo Alto, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This place was quite small, but adorable inside. I was there early with my husband, around 8:30 AM, and there were only a few other couples, so we received good service.There was a cute fireplace in the corner and lots of sunshine coming into the room. The coffee was quite good, and I can be picky about coffee. We had... More

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Carmel, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This small restaurant provides yummy meals in a charming cottagey setting. The service is good, the selections are varied and the experience is definitely Carmel.

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