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Cafe La Strada

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
831-645-4030
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Ranked #61 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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Copenhagen
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Heidelberg, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Serves Peet's Coffee, has good bagels and delicious scones and muffins. You can enjoy your coffee on the terrace of the Monterey Plaza hotel with a wonderful view.

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California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The coffee shop is adjacent to the Monterey Plaza Hotel and shares a patio...so the atmosphere is amazing and beautiful. We purchased coffee, iced chai and white chocolate cherry scones...and ate at a corner table by the sea. The white chocolate cherry scones were oh my gosh amazing. The white chocolate was subtle...not chips...but flavored the whole scone with pieces... More

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Toronto, Canada
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59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Stopped in here on our way down the coast. I think this cafe is associated with the hotel as they did not have facilities on-site and one had to use the hotel's. We shared a panini, a Cobb salad (prepackaged in the front counter but it was large and fresh), one gluten-free linzer cookie and one medium coffee (which was... More

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