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All 25 Carmel Valley Restaurants

Wild Goose Bakery Cafe

18 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-5052
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Capitola, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The best place for coffee and sweets by far is the wild goose bakery and cafe the BEST cinnamon rolls in the WORLD!! coffee is also fantastic also the oatmeal is not to be missed great local spot

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

This was our breakfast cafe of choice while staying in Carmel Valley for a couple days. From their juice bar options to the steel cut oatmeal, yogurt and fruit you can put together a great meal. Don't forget to treat yourself from the baked goods case as well, amazing fresh and tasty treats. We also had them put together a... More 

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Additional Information about Wild Goose Bakery Cafe

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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