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Cottage Restaurant

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Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
831 625 6260
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for Breakfast

Fantastic service and delicious food. Good for family - my ten and four year olds enjoyed. The place could use an update, but I guess that's part of the charm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Dennis N
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Fantastic service and delicious food. Good for family - my ten and four year olds enjoyed. The place could use an update, but I guess that's part of the charm.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have gone hear for many years and have aways enjoyed the breakfast food and the atmosphere as well as great service.

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Carmel, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have had breakfast at Cottage Restaurant and found it ample and tasty. A little pricey but a fun place to eat once in a while. We enjoy the charm of the Tuck Box more and it, too, is a bit pricey.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This town and restaurant for breakfast was adorable!! Cute little fireplace you can sit infront if or people watch out the front bay windows! I had the eggs Benedict which had some kind of a twist in their hollandaise that I couldn't put my finger on but it was goooood!! I saw a lot if people ordering the huevos rancheros... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My wife and I took two friends who were visiting us in Carmel out to breakfast yesterday. We chose the Cottage Restaurant because we had not eaten there in many years, and wanted to try something different. Plus the reviews on-line were great. We were not disappointed. The breakfast was excellent -- both hearty and delicious. The prices were also... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Was looking for a place for a nice breakfast and found this one. At 8:30 AM on a Saturday in January the place was almost deserted so we weren't sure what to expect. Luckily, we were thrilled with the result. I chose an omelet with toast and hash browns - fantastic! My friend got the breakfast with Kathy cakes, eggs,... More 

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ca
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

First the staff is wonderful..so smiley and they take GREAT care of you. Food is good too...the little side salad that comes with the sandwich is one of the best ceasars on the peninsula. And it's cosy ambiance is wonderful rain or shine.

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Holybourne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Leisurely Saturday brunch in this adorable little restaurant. Lunch menu looked appetising but opted for breakfast of eggs, pancakes bacon and baby bangers, really tasty little sausages! Good coffee, fresh juice, local newspaper, friendly service, lovely town. Top marks!

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Pebble Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place feels like you are in your grandmother's house; it is very cozy, small rooms decorated in traditional schnickschnack. The breakfast we had there was very tasteful, the service very good!

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grants pass oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Enjoyed my breakfast here the other day. Only complaint I have is that the sourdough toast was a little stale.Would definitely go back. Prices very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831 625 6260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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