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Little Swiss Cafe

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6th Avenue And Dolores, Between Lincoln and Mission, Carmel, CA 93922
831-624-5007
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming

This small but charming restaurant in the heart of Carmel is very good. The breakfast menu was extensive and the portions were large and tasty. There are only about 10-12 tables but would be worth the wait if you have to. Great spot to eat if you're in Carmel and need to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Brucesk
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Gardner, Kansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Gardner, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This small but charming restaurant in the heart of Carmel is very good. The breakfast menu was extensive and the portions were large and tasty. There are only about 10-12 tables but would be worth the wait if you have to. Great spot to eat if you're in Carmel and need to eat.

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Santa Rosa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The highlight of this restaurant is the mural painted on the walls - which is well executed and interesting. Breakfast was ordinary. The spinach on the Eggs Benedict was not fresh and almost pureed. The hash browns - ordered crispy were greasy. Fortunately the service was good and so was the coffee.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First of all everyone we encountered in Carmel is so friendly and in such a great mood! To be fair this is one of the most idyllic cities in the world. The staff at Little Swiss is no exception. We were warmly greeted as soon as we set foot in the door and the experience just got better and better... More 

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Azusa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We tried several restaurants in the area, this one the actually 'little' is exquisite. Great food and fast friendly service good prices. Be prepared to wait, Always a line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We go to Carmel about 6 times/year and we ALWAYS eat at Little Swiss Cafe. Blintzes, Eggs Benedict, the best pea soup anywhere... If only there were more places like this

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Bring cash! You will love it The place is so cute, atmosphere make you feel in Swiss I had their crepes specialty, with honey and chess. It is so good but is big enough to share and try another dish They are open for breakfast and lunch Hot Chocolate is a must there

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Encinitas, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place is genuine. You feel like you are part of the Carmel community, surrounded by locals. Breakfast was very good.

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Bonita, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The restaurant was very nice. Since my mother is Swiss, thought she would enjoy it. Our food was good and the service was excellent. The portions were generous. enjoyed the family next to us. They were visiting their grandparents and had a 3 year old son. The murals looked beautiful, but since my mom was 100 years old, we didn't... More 

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Carmel, California
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's been around forever. The food is good but the murals are great. Be sure to check out the tromp l'oeul of the Dutch countryside. We love the penguin hunting.

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Denver
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had breakfast at the Little Swiss Cafe on three occasions during our recent trip to Carmel over the Labor Day weekend. Each morning, we got there and was seated almost immediately just before the crowds hit. This place is very popular and people will wait a very long time to have breakfast here. And it is worth the wait!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6th Avenue And Dolores, Between Lincoln and Mission, Carmel, CA 93922
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-624-5007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?