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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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Scenic view

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Serving Peet's coffee!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
JohnandEvon_T
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Union City, California
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Union City, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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.

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San Francisco, California
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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.

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Wyoming,
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

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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....

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 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
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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?