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365 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2415
831-920-2451
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Needs more Consistency...

Acme Coffee, daily special and Beer on tap!! Yes! 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Now, I do not want to discourage. This place is amazing but it's not consistent. There are times when the food is spot on. I'm not crazy about reheated microwave food. I had the crust less quiche and it was a bit rubbery and cold in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
luz1055
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Monterey, California
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English first
Monterey, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Acme Coffee, daily special and Beer on tap!! Yes! 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Now, I do not want to discourage. This place is amazing but it's not consistent. There are times when the food is spot on. I'm not crazy about reheated microwave food. I had the crust less quiche and it was a bit rubbery and cold in the middle. Last week... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

great coffee and they have almond milk lattes which I love! The pastries were great too and a really nice atmosphere. connected to a movie theatre so u can grab a coffee and go.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This little cafe is part of the OSIO Movie Theater, but can be accessed from the street also. As a tourist this is highly recommended for a quick bite of good food at reasonable prices. There are coffee drinks, cookies & pastries, panini sandwiches & regular sandwiches,& wraps. This is high quality food heated when ordered with generous smiles. All... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Located across from the Marriot, great spot to grab a quick bite and coffee. Lots of local charm and friendly staff. Only criticism would be breakfast was served a bit cold. Still glad we went overall.

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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Popped in for a late morning snack - Panini's were very tasty - good selection of food and drinks. Outside seating available.

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Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Great Coffee From Local Gem "Acme". Great For Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night. Works Cooperatively With The Adjoining Osio Theater. (Best Blueberry Scone I've Had.) Terrific Value Sandwiches For On SIte Or Take Away. Regulars Include An Early Morning Coffee Drinking Group Of Sicilian Bocce Players...(You Could Be In Trapani!) Try It...You Will Like It!

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Fresno, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Baristas are professional and friendly. Cafe is inside a theatre so it smells like popcorn in there, lol Not Starbucks type coffee...it was what you would expect for a locally owned place and thats good. We had a bit of a design in the frothy milk! Best blueberry scone (used to them being very hard and dry, this one was... More 

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Monterey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

I like the location, and how the place is organized, but is quite dark and the smell of popcorn can bother someone. Is right in the Osio cinema and that is awesome. If you are waiting for a movie or you just got out. I love the cinema there :-) Good place to study (upstairs there are comfortable places)

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No California
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stopped here for breakfast on a Sunday morning before heading out of town after a lovely 4 night get away. I believe the kitchen crew likes to sleep late (or attend early church) because they don’t serve breakfast/brunch until 9 am. The food was very tasty and the portions were large enough to share if you are not a... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

This little cafe is great and reminds me of neighborhood coffee shops in San Francisco and L.A. They have a little of something for everyone including beer! They now have a nice selection of beers on tap. We had the eggplant sandwhich which was excellent! Fresh, flavorful and delicious. They also have a nice selection of loose leaf teas and... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Lumiere

Address: 365 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2415
Phone Number: 831-920-2451
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 365 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-920-2451

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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