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Old Monterey Cafe

489 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
831-646-1021
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Ranked #24 of 259 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Chincoteague, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Nice cozy place for a great breakfast. Very good coffee and large portions. I had a platter with pancakes, eggs and bacon. I opted for the small platter and could not finish it. The best part was our waitress Delmy, who also gave us help with information about the area.

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Sanger
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast, good food, fast service and good selection of menu choices. It was really busy but their service was still very good.

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Burlingame, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

we love this place for breakfast. in the last 3 years, we've only eaten at one other location for breakfast, the breakfast club in seaside. we prefer the Old Monterey Cafe because it's not huge, and we don't feel like we're being herded in and out. when we come here, the staff is great, they have ALWAYS gotten our order... More 

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Kent
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice characterful cafe which serves great breakfasts, friendly staff and great decor - lots of pictures and celeb photos! Really enjoyed.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Old Monterey Café is a great place for a hearty breakfast at a reasonable price. We were there fairly early on a weekday in October, so we had no difficulty getting a table right away. I would guess that during the summer or on a weekend, your experience might be quite different.

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Durham, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I'm always impressed when I show up somewhere as part of a large party (in this case 20 some-odd people) and service is good. Drinks were refilled, orders were taken quickly and food came out fast and service was great. Plus the food was tasty, the menu large and it was all cheap. just be prepared to deal with annoying... More 

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Los Altos, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Arrived on a Sunday, just after 9am. There were 3 groups in front of us...no problem since one in our group of 3 hadn't arrived yet. Wait was only about 10 minutes or so. By the time we left, the line was out the door into the street! When we were seated, we were still only 2... And we didn't... More 

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Los Angeles
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great breakfast overall. Expect to wait to be seated for the place is busy and not big. Huge menu selection ( breakfast and lunch) at a very reasonable price. Got the Portland omelette, what a tasty omelette with fresh diced tomatoes and mushrooms. Great sub choices too. Should improve their coffee. Will return, for sure.

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Acton, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Our first time here, but we will be back. Good size breakfasts, with a lot of variety on the menu. Seems like a lot of locals/regulars go here, as the servers seem to know quite a few of the customers. Great food and very good service. There is free parking in the back, although the spaces are kind of small.

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Hempfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fantastic diner food. NOT greasy unhealthy food, but well cooked and delicious. The price was pretty low and completely worth it. One pancake is enough for most people. The french toast was excellent, and the omelets are either made with six eggs or some equivalent of enormous eggs. Polite staff and super quite first thing in the morning.

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Additional Information about Old Monterey Cafe

Address: 489 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
Phone Number: 831-646-1021
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American, Mexican

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