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Wild Goose Bakery Cafe

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18 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-5052
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cute coffee shop with nice pastries.

Funky little coffee shop with home made pastries some glutin free. Nice place to visit if you want a relaxe place to go and drink coffee. Seating area both inside and out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
Robert E
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San Jose, California
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Carmel Valley, California
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute quirky nice folks local hang out great coffee friendly dog friendly casual fun !!! Wonderful owners make everyone welcome and are chatty great bakery ice cream soup snack sandwiches something new every day !! Someone new every day !! Love it go now !! Jana Bradford RE Broker 831-915-0522

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Thank Jana B
San Jose, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Funky little coffee shop with home made pastries some glutin free. Nice place to visit if you want a relaxe place to go and drink coffee. Seating area both inside and out.

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Thank Robert E
London
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88 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

A sticker on the counter asks you to "resist corporate coffee" - this place is a great reason to do so. If you are staying at a local hotel and don't want to pay crazy prices for breakfast or are just passing thru - you must stop here. Very good home baked muffins and cakes to accompany very good coffee... More 

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Thank DK63
United States
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Best place to get caught up on the all the gossip in Carmel Valley over a cup of coffee and freshly baked goods. You'll always find something to warm your heart and your mug. Free wifi, too.

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Thank winewriter
Carmel Valley, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice small café with large selection of deserts. They also offers small light food like eggs/sandwiches I believe. I usually meet with my friends there to chat. You can sit inside or outside. Very great service!

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Thank CaliforniaGirl5555
Carmel Valley, California
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

What a wonderful place to stop for latte and pastries. Manged in the traditional hop way, this little gem has papers lying around and wifi around the corner. If it's a casual local coffee you're after, this is the place in the Valley.

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Thank jheyl
Port Orchard, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Women behind counter very friendly, man behind counter need to take smile pills. Yogurt parfait beautiful presentation and was excellent. Oatmeal had a lot of fresh fruit and baked apple sliced that were outstanding! Each cup of decaf coffee brewed on the spot, tastes great with their fresh Almond Croissants.

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Thank Connie P
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

First off, you have to understand that the owner (also the guy who serves you) has this thing about him that will put many people off (picture Fawlty Towers). It didn`t take long for us to get behind that and found that he was an absolutely great person. The food (had bagel and avocado and the best oatmeal I`ve ever... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been treated rudely here on several occasions. Wait times for basic pastry or coffee drinks completely inappropriate and unacceptable. The place seems filthy and in need of deep cleaning. Exorbitant amount of flies on the expose foods. Restaurant not run properly, food not stored properly. I am not sure what's going on with this place. Will not return.

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Monterey, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Every time I eat here the coffee is good and the pastries are yummy especially the almond Croissants. What is lacking is friendliness of the gentleman who works here. I think he may be the owner?? He has never been friendly and sometimes seems very rude. It is too bad because first thing in the morning we all could use... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: (831) 659-5052

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

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