We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe La Strada

Certificate of Excellence
Pizza, Coffee Shop
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-645-4030
Website
Today
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Coffee & Tea
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 121 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Good coffee, great location!

Friendly staff and good coffee near the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Indoor and outdoor seating with a view of the water!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Susan R
,
Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Scenic view
Add Photo Write a Review

121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Southbay, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped here each morning. They offer Peet's coffee & tea and have some yummy pastries and breakfast panninis. The decor is inviting and the staff was very pleasant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We stayed nearby and stopped here to just grab a quick coffee. I had a fantastic espresso and a chocolate croissant, and sat outside at their cute tables to enjoy the amazing view of the sea. Very friendly and personable service, great pastry selection, and I also picked up a bag of some of the best granola that I have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caracas, Venezuela
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Good place to start your day Excellent coffee blends very nice terrace with Monterrey's bay180 degree view. It seems small to attend big group of people but service its fast.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, Missouri
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We stayed at the Monterey Plaza for a week during a conference and bought coffee here each morning. Excellent lattes and the best cinnamon rolls I've ever had. Very friendly service. Wish this coffee shop were in my hometown!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Friendly staff and good coffee near the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Indoor and outdoor seating with a view of the water!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Stopped here for a rest and some lunch. Very friendly service and some wonderful home baking and cooking. Excellent value for money, if you are in the area call in.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Union City, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We loved the coffee and I enjoyed a delicious fresh pastry. We took our food outside and enjoyed the sounds of the ocean and the beautiful view.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Unless you like panini, this place is not any kind of outstanding or not-to-be-misse choice. It's a good alternative to walking to the Starbuck's down Cannery Row for a hot coffee to warm you while taking in the sunrise from the adjacent hotel plaza. They served Peet's coffee at the time of this writing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wyoming,
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cruising through town, saw the place, stopped, ate breakfast. Real glad we stopped. Sat outside with nice view. Recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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....

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe La Strada also viewed

Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
 
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
 

Been to Cafe La Strada? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Pizza, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe La Strada staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?