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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 - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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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  • 59
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy spot for breakfast, coffee

had a bagel & OJ there yesterday morning- like a Starbucks, nice, clean, WiFi, leather chairs, friendly staff, bar stools, bright with lots of windows

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
BrianFromAustinTX
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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West Pennant Hills, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Ate breakfast there two days in a row. The coffee pastries are fresh. Great granola. The baristas were friendly and efficient.

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Roseville, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent coffee and quick meals. Staff friendly and efficient. View from Café peaceful oceanfront and small city corner ambience at same time. Looked forward to walking down to the Café every morning.

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Oceanside, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Looking for early morning coffee and this just off the bike trail at Drake and Cannery Row.. It is upscale but so is most of Cannery Row. Take a table outside and enjoy very good coffee and pasties for a modest price. Take your time and enjoy, it is the cheapest meal you will have on cannery row and delgithful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I live right down the street from Cafe La Strada and walk every morning to get my fresh cup of fresh Peet's Cafe Domingo - (medium roast coffee). Savory to the last drop. In addition to their great coffee is their amazing staff, Molly is GREAT! She is pays attention to detail and runs a tight ship. All of the... More 

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

Thank you for being such a valued customer at Cafe La Strada. We are delighted you enjoy our Peet’s Cafe Domingo. I know our cafe team will be pleased to hear your kind remarks and recognition of their efforts. Thank you for your patronage. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

had a bagel & OJ there yesterday morning- like a Starbucks, nice, clean, WiFi, leather chairs, friendly staff, bar stools, bright with lots of windows

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League City, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

As the closest source of moderately priced breakfast/lunch food to the hotel, it would've been nice if they'd offered a more significant menu. The food we had there was good but selection is very limited.

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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 you found the menu in our cafe to be limited; I have communicated your feedback to our team for further review. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa More 

Surprise, Arizona
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While our stay at the Plaza we enjoyed having coffee and bagels here in the mornings--sat outside and enjoyed the awesome ocean view.

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

Dear Roberto, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Cafe La Strada. I am thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your coffee and bagels while soaking in the ocean views. Thank you for such positive feedback, we look forward to welcoming you in the future. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa More 

Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A very nice location and quite a few guests made us stop here for breakfast. What a disappointment. It took like forever to get the sandwiches, and they tasted like sh...! Mr. Steinbeck would have demanded his photo taken from the wall if he knew.

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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 you did not enjoy your sandwiches, and for the delay in service. I have communicated your feedback to our staff, and sincerely hope we have the opportunity to welcome you in the future. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza... More 

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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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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 you did not find value in our freshly made pastry selections. I have communicated your feedback to our staff, and sincerely hope we have the opportunity to welcome you in the future. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food & Beverage Monterey Plaza Hotel... More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

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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 - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 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?