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Dolores St., (between Ocean & 7th Ave.), Carmel, CA
831-624-6365
Today
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cute, quaint little cottage

Enjoyed our breakfast experience at this cute, quaint little cottage. Very small inside, but loved how cute it was. We tried the scones with raspberry spread, and even purchased items to take home with us. We really enjoyed the sweet waitress as well, she reminded us of Rachel Ray, and we even had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
OklahomaMissy
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Oklahoma
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Enjoyed our breakfast experience at this cute, quaint little cottage. Very small inside, but loved how cute it was. We tried the scones with raspberry spread, and even purchased items to take home with us. We really enjoyed the sweet waitress as well, she reminded us of Rachel Ray, and we even had our pic made with her and teased... More 

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North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Take an outside photo of this darling, quaint tea house but....keep on walking. My family was excited about having brunch at this little tea house but as soon as I walked inside I was disappointed. The cheap tables with an odd selection of sugar packets, packaged honey, etc. reminded me of a diner. Our waitress was quiet and pleasant enough... More 

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New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have been going here my entire life. They make a variety of scone that is more like a crumpet. They are warmed up with butter and are out of this world. Fare warning, the hours are odd and they are often not open at tea time. I recomend going for late breakfast/early lunch, it is not too crowded and... More 

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Alameda, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We love this place and always try to eat there when in Carmel. Only open for breakfast and lunch. Great English style food and tea.

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Mill Valley, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Charming fairy tale setting in the middle of town puts you in that Carmel mood. British tea leaves in a pot with a strainer, not in a teabag, and the scones are super, really the best. Eggs are great, and the staff has always been friendly. This cafe/restaurant has been one of our go-to places for each Carmel trip. But... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We accidentally bumped into this placed and were captured by it. It's tiny and cozy, no more than 36 people allowed. Their scones are very good, also the orange and berries marmalades. The rest of the food was good but nothing out of the ordinary.

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SF Bay Area
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In a charming cottage. Nice scones, and nice breakfast. Nothing too out of the ordinary. Scones are what they are known for here and you can purchase items to take home.

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Garden Grove, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Tuck Box has been in Carmel for a long time. The menu has changed a little and an outdoor patio has been added since we first started going there. We always feel like we are eating in Hanzel and Gretales house. The scones and the raspberry jam are the best. We usually stop here at least once a year... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very quaint restaurant for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. We had the scones, breakfast potatoes, waffle, and tea. Everything was excellent. The service was very good as well. Be sure to try the raspberry spread. We'll definitely go back again!

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Seattle, Washington
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441 reviews 441 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Tuck Box is one of the cutest restaurants in Carmel! You feel like you are going to Hansel and Gretel's house for breakfast :) Food is terrific and you have to try the scones. My husband and I went with our 5 kids and everyone liked what they ordered. We would highly recommend Tuck Box!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dolores St., (between Ocean & 7th Ave.), Carmel, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-624-6365
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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