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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great pastries, but the gentleman working there could smile and be nicer.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Cara W
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Monterey, California
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Carmel Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Capitola, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I stopped ehre by suggestion of a friend. Great little spot with sumptuous offerings. Mine was a smooth and buttery quiche Lorraine and hers a robust Focaccia topped with roasted veggies. Very reasonable pricing. Located at the west end of Carmel Village on the north side of the road in small center. Located approximately 12 miles /... More 

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Kihei, HI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our first experience for lunch was most delightful. We enjoyed the fresh juices, lunch and bakery goods. The woman taking our order was very helpful and friendly. When we returned the following day for breakfast, our experience was completely different. The male owner was rude, and several customers waiting in line left the cafe. We still enjoyed breakfast, but had... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Really good coffee, they make their own baked goods, great atmosphere, healthy tasty food, excellent breakfast. This place is sometimes very busy but that is because the locals hang out there and lots of people stop in to pick up the excellent coffee. We had breakfast here twice, great buckwheat pancakes with fresh strawberries and organic maple syrup, freshly squeezed... More 

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Los Gatos, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

After eating the muffins here I cannot order muffins anywhere else because I know they will not be as good. My favorite is the strawberry. I also enjoy their tiny sandwiches. A tiny sandwich, a muffin, and a cup of coffee make a perfect lunch. I wish I was there now. I enjoy their rustic atmosphere and often like to... More 

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Monterey, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Laid back, eclectic combination coffee house, bakery, cafe and whatever. About the only place to get a decent cup of coffee out in the valley, except for the incredibly overpriced competition. The bakery goods are excellent, fluffy, rich and seemingly baked with a lot of butter. Decor is minimalist but with some good local art available for purchase. Service is... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Quirky atmosphere. Best coffee in the county,.best bread bakery fresh daily local artwork on the walls. Friendly with some off days. Love the Goose. Dog friendly. don't mind the wait. It's worth it. Mike

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San Jose, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Excellent, strong coffee. Don't expect quick mediocre coffee- this is not Starbucks. Barista takes his time to make you the best cup of joe. Free wifi, charming atmosphere, dog friendly. Went three times during our two night getaway. We will definitely be back!

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Monterey, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This was our (my husband's actually) coffee stop. We had a late lunch here and the food was good. Big servings. Free internet. Lots of tables to sit and chill. Came here twice on our stay-cation...so it was definitely a place worth returning to and giving the thumbs up.

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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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