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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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Today
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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Breakfast

Small cozy place. Cash only. Busy. You can tell many locals go there. Good service. Tasty food. Will go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bill N
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Maricopa, Arizona
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Maricopa, Arizona
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Small cozy place. Cash only. Busy. You can tell many locals go there. Good service. Tasty food. Will go back.

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Thank Bill N
Carmel, California
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't even tell you what else you can buy at Little Swiss because I can't get beyond the pancakes. They are heavenly. Light, delicious and amazing. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Jeannie F
Carmel, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten here twice. Service is good; food is well prepared and tasty; selection is varied and interesting. The only problem is that they accept cash only. In this day and age, that is certainly a major disadvantage/

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Thank SamLLev
California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place last year and decided to have breakfast there before heading home after spending the weekend in Carmel. Luckily we beat the crowd, because when we walked out, the usual waiting line was there. The breakfast menu is simple, but with a good variety. Our servers were very quick and attentive. My wife and I both had... More 

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Thank LPD50
Los Angeles, United States
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My husband and I happened upon this quaint little cafe, in the downtown area during our visit to Carmel. Very busy, very crowded but very good service. Breakfast was tasty and affordable. Withing blocks from the beach and great high end and boutique shopping.

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Thank Cassandra B
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best breakfast places I have ever been. 5 of us went here and ate 7 waffles and could have eaten at least two more. One thing to note is they only accept cash so be prepared before hand. The ambiance is also so fun- find all the different characters on the walls while you wait... More 

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Los Osos, California
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125 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went there for late breakfast so I had the Swiss pancakes with poached egg on the side. My wife had a hamburger which was very good. Service is very good but you may need to wait for a table. The place is usually quite busy and they do not accept credit cards.

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Thank Gene H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Possibly the best breakfast in Carmel. The Eggs Benedict was outstanding although I doubt if I will now need to eat for 3 days.

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Thank Peter M
Carmel, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been eating here for more than 35 years! The current owner Steve is second generation. The food is fabulous! I usually have the Eggs Benedict. The cheese blintzes are also divine! I had never had them as good as these and I have looked trust me! Just remember they do not take credit cards, cash only. This is... More 

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Thank Tana D
Lafayette, California
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210 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Loved the service and the Eggs Benedict, as others have noted, is excellent. They have great bacon as well. Try the Little Swiss Cafe when you're in Carmel.

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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: Swiss, International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?