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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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Nothing Wild About this Goose

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
United States
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

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 

Thank DK63
United States
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76 reviews
48 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.

Thank winewriter
Carmel Valley, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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!

Thank CaliforniaGirl5555
Carmel Valley, California
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51 reviews
30 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.

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.

Thank Connie P
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

2 Thank Greg B
Carmel Valley, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

2 Thank Localdeadhead
Monterey, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

1 Thank Cara W
Capitola, California
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Thank RonCentralCA
Kihei, HI
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

1 Thank sandebeachkihei

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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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