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18 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-5052
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Carmel Valley, California
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Carmel Valley, California
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24 reviews
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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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Carmel Valley, California
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24 restaurant reviews
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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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Port Orchard, Washington
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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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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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14 restaurant reviews
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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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Address: 18 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Phone Number: (831) 659-5052
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
Cuisine: Delicatessen

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  • 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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