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Cottage Restaurant

Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
831 625 6260
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Ranked #29 of 149 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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Los Gatos
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We love the down home atmosphere of the Cottage Restaurant on Lincoln Street, next to the Wayfarer's Church, in Carmel, California. The owner is always present and a very pleasant lady who likes to take the time to talk to the customers. The restaurant is larger on the inside than it looks on the outside and our favorite table is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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370 reviews 370 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband, 5 kids and I went to breakfast at the Cottage Restaurant and really enjoyed our meal. Prices were reasonable and service was friendly. My kids (ages 7-17) ordered a variety of items and everyone liked everything. We would highly recommend Cottage if you are looking for a low-key, quaint breakfast spot.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and I both got the daily special and it was wonderful. Small quaint place, friendly staff. Breakfast menu looked great will have to try on our next visit.

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Oakland, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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