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Cafe La Strada

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
831-645-4030
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Ranked #51 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dessert
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.
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Minden, Nevada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great place for a quick breakfast, they serve really good breakfast panni's, the ham and cheese is excellent. Mocha's are also very good.

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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The cafe is situated at an excellent location with seaview over Monterey Bay. Surprisingly, it is actually a Peet's coffee place.

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I only ate breakfast here, which was very tasty. The menu was reasonably priced and a variety from eggs and bacon, to pancakes, scrambles, to crab cakes covered by poached eggs. Instead of toast, try the nan bread, a real treat. Staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. The view is a great way to start each morning

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Copenhagen
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Good location, right next to hotel. Smoothie tasted more like a milkshake, not the best. Did not taste very much of fruit. Service was very good. Brownie tasted nice. Pleasant view of the bay. Would recommend for a quick drink or cake/other pastry.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Just your typical coffee shop with fresh baked goods. It's busy most mornings, so be prepared to stand in line.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ate here several mornings during our stay at the Monterey Plaza. The coffee was so good and the breakfast treats are baked fresh on property. They were DELICIOUS! I am still thinking about that banana and zucchini bread!

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Palo Alto, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a dependable Peets coffee house with moderately priced food. The staff was nice and location can't be beat. They are open early in the morning and it's fun to grab coffee before the whole world wakes up.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Standard coffee place with the added benefit of the beautiful grounds of the Monterey Plaza Hotel next door to sit and enjoy your coffee.

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Victoria, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great atmosphere in this delightful coffee shop with better selection of food than the usual Starbucks.

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SF Bay Area
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great eatery located on Cannery Row with fantastic outdoor seating and breath taking views. We came for brunch. Lines are long. Service is pleasant and quick. Food is delicious and reasonably priced. This is the only place I have found that serves non-dairy beverages, other than teas.

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