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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 - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Scenic view
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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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Great Hot Cocoa

I visited with Mr 4 and Miss 5 for a mid morning snack. The Hot Cocoa was terrific and they made the childrens at perfect warm temperature. The oatmeal was delicious and served with brown sugar. There was a 10 min wait when we arrived but it must have been a busy time. As we sat theline... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Angela R
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Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
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San Diego, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grabbed coffee two of the three mornings we were here. Very friendly staff with great service, tasty pastries and good coffee.

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Thank Slotracer2013
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pastries and coffee were delicious and affordable. A great option for families and you can either enjoy on the patio, or take back to your room.

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Thank Natasha B
Yuma, Arizona
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This little cafe is located at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and offers Peets Coffee, which is a wonderful break from Starbucks. They also offer tasty food and snacks. The best thing was it was open on Christmas which is a find for those traveling or staying in a hotel for the holiday.

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Thank Carol T
Davis, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Packed, slow and the coffee tasted like mud. I wish we would have gone with the free room coffee (and that's a first!) Give this a skip and find a place on Cannery Row to get your morning cup and a pastry.

Helpful?
Thank AntoinetteONeill
Monterey_Plaza, Director of Food & Beverage at Cafe La Strada, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Cafe La Strada. Please accept my sincere apologies that our coffee did not meet your expectations. I have communicated your feedback to our team for immediate investigation as this is not our quality standard. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa More 

California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

One of the MAIN reasons we love to stay at the Monterey Bay Inn, this coffee shop is located on the same grounds, opens at 6:00 am, the coffee's are prepared perfectly, and the barista's are all about the sweetest on earth, love their hot chocolate with heavy whipped cream too!

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Thank Merrillgirl
Brisbane, Australia
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238 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I visited with Mr 4 and Miss 5 for a mid morning snack. The Hot Cocoa was terrific and they made the childrens at perfect warm temperature. The oatmeal was delicious and served with brown sugar. There was a 10 min wait when we arrived but it must have been a busy time. As we sat theline diminished and was... More 

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Thank Angela R
Rehovot, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Coffee is pretty bad, the hot chocolate is worse. The only good things about this place are the location and comfortable seating inside.

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1 Thank ihakim24
Monterey_Plaza, Director of Food & Beverage at Cafe La Strada, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Cafe La Strada. Please accept my sincere apologies that our coffee and hot chocolate did not meet your expectations; I have communicated your feedback to our team for further review. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa More 

california
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171 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

A sweet little coffee shop that offers great coffee, service and a million dollar view to enjoy it with. The cafe is small but there is seating inside and terrific seating with tables outside. The cafe also offers hot sandwiches. Very very nice change from Starbucks!

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1 Thank CaliforniaFieldmouse
Santa Barbara, CA
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153 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is a nice little coffee shop located just off of a scenic patio overlooking Monterey Bay at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. The breakfast paninni I had was good as was the Latte. It basically looks and feels like someone had copied a Starbucks except in a very scenic location. A good, faster, and cheaper option than the Hotel's main... More 

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Thank avodoc
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Coffee was excellent also has zucchini bread that was to die for. It was very close to our hotel and was nice to sit down and enjoy the views of the bay.

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Thank Laura C

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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: Pizza, Cafe

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