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Cafe La Strada

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400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-645-4030
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6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert
Description: Our piazza-style oceanside coffeehouse is the place to start your morning...
Our piazza-style oceanside coffeehouse is the place to start your morning with the rich flavor of freshly roasted Peet's Coffee and artisan pastries. Enjoy specialty sandwiches, soups, amazing desserts, ice cream and more, all made daily on the premises. Outdoor seating at the Monterey Plaza Hotel's Dolphins fountain on the plaza offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with great service and stunning views of Monterey Bay and Mt.Toro.
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Good for:
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe on the Bay

Lovely, patio right on the beautiful Monterey Bay. Great coffees. Reasonably priced. Friendly counter service. Good light breakfast, lunch or snack.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Good4Granny
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Monterey Peninsula, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Dessert
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It's an excellent vacation anytime you can get to Monterey! So many places to enjoy in Monterey as well as Pacific Grove! Be sure to walk, or drive the 17 mile drive....

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely, patio right on the beautiful Monterey Bay. Great coffees. Reasonably priced. Friendly counter service. Good light breakfast, lunch or snack.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is where we began each morning in Monterey, with a cappuccino or latte, a pastry to share, and the lovely views of the waterfront. What's not to love? Very relaxing. Pleasant and helpful staff. We could enjoy our morning coffee outdoors with the children playing and the dog by our side. Just perfect!

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

While walking around the waterfront in Monterey we happened on to Cafe La Strada. Very clean place right on the waterfront that had very friendly staff who not only explained what they offered , they had good information on where to adventure next doing it like a local. Food we had was no frills and the view was exceptional from... More 

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Danville, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

High quality, great prices. Part of the Monterey Plaza Hotel but open to the public, stop by grab coffee and pastry or a sandwich and enjoy the wonderful views

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What they've got is good, but the pastry selection is much less than I'm used to seeing in a good cafe.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Outdoor patio on the plaza next to the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Great place to read the paper and have a nice cup of coffee and muffin for breakfast.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Although we had a wait in a substantial line for our coffee each morning, the service and quality at Cafe La Strada was great! Only wish they stayed open past 5pm.

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California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

During our stay at the Plaza Hotel, we visited Cafe La Strada four times. On the forth and final visit, they failed to wash the cleaning chemicals out of the coffee maker and served contaminated coffee to us!!! We returned the coffee and they gave us new, but did not evev refund our money. I don't think they understood the... More 

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Monterey_Plaza, Director of Food & Beverage at Cafe La Strada, responded to this review

Dear Brian and Kristi, Thank you for your feedback about your recent visit to Cafe La Strada. Please accept my sincere apologies for the issue you described as well as for the lack of urgency in our response. Your comments have been addressed with our Cafe Manager and Associates to ensure that a similar occurrence does not occur in the... More 

Central Coast of Cali.
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was looking for a place to sit and have a cup of coffee after breakfast while there was still a slight chillin air. I noticed they had a nice courtyard adjacent to the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, that had a nice fireplace feature and seating area. When I went inside to order my coffee, I explained to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-645-4030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Our piazza-style oceanside coffeehouse is the place to start your morning with the rich flavor of freshly roasted Peet's Coffee and artisan pastries. Enjoy specialty sandwiches, soups, amazing desserts, ice cream and more, all made daily on the premises. Outdoor seating at the Monterey Plaza Hotel's Dolphins fountain on the plaza offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with great service and stunning views of Monterey Bay and Mt.Toro.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?