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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, 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.
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    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
Great surroundings

Went in for Coffee & cake, the coffee was average but the cake was tasty. The staff were good. Prices reasonable. The best thing about this place is The Plaza. Outside seating with umbrellas for shade, overlooking the sea & an attractive Dolphin fountain in the middle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Hastings, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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English first
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Good coffee and pastry selections, but seriously overpriced. Try to get here early or else pastries sell out quick.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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105 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went in for Coffee & cake, the coffee was average but the cake was tasty. The staff were good. Prices reasonable. The best thing about this place is The Plaza. Outside seating with umbrellas for shade, overlooking the sea & an attractive Dolphin fountain in the middle.

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

Thank You for sharing your sentiments regarding your recent visit to Cafe La Strada. We are pleased to learn that for the most part, you found our cafe to meet your expectations, and are very pleased you were able to enjoy the beautiful views. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food &... More 

Seaside
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Relax and smell the coffee; but do partake of the bakery treats too! What a great life we are blessed with here. Enough said, enjoy the Day!

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had some bagels here and they were fresh and delicious. Well priced items, and very efficient staff. The atmosphere was comfortable. Lots of people frequented the cafe at all hours.

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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stopped at the Café La Strada for coffee and a bite to eat before heading out. We were not disappointed! The coffee selections were great. My wife had the almond scone and I went with a blueberry muffin. Both were perfect.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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104 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were walking the beach watching whales in the cool morning air and thought coffee would be fantastic to make the outing perfect. We were sent here by a local as it was close and they said the coffee was good. It was indeed as were the pastries. We actually ended up coming back for another cup when we went... More 

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Ventura, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I don't understand why this place even exists. If anybody has plans to open a coffee shop, then please put one nearby to this location. You won't have much competition and you certainly won't be under priced out of business. This place is simply a rip off! Do yourself a huge favor and head to Starbuck's inside the big red... More 

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Monterey_Plaza, General Manager at Cafe La Strada, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Yeomans, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback regarding your recent experience at Cafe La Strada. Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience our Cafe hours of operation have caused you. Although we attempt to clearly communicate our operating hours, it appears as though we have failed to meet your expectation. While we take pride in our... More 

Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a bright and welcoming place to start a morning in Monterey. Every seat in the restaurant has a view of the Bay Monterey offers. The food is wonderful, the service is impeccable and as you enjoy your meal, you can watch visitors enjoying scuba classes, rowing and canoeing. Cafe La Strada makes you feel like you are truly... More 

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Southbay, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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 

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Additional Information about Cafe La Strada

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

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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, 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?