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The Wild Plum

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731 Munras Ave # B, Monterey, CA 93940
831-646-3109
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7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 2:45 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food is great, service is HORRIBLE!

The place is adorable. Food was great. I travel all over and I have never had such bad service ever. The place is small with few tables, so it should not have taken over 10 minutes for someone to take my order. Waitress got my order wrong, then it took forever for them to bring me my right order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
MavisJarvis
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Good place for breakfast! Pros: Good quality and quantity Nice ambience Great Pancakes!!! Cons: Old dishes Old furniture

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The place is adorable. Food was great. I travel all over and I have never had such bad service ever. The place is small with few tables, so it should not have taken over 10 minutes for someone to take my order. Waitress got my order wrong, then it took forever for them to bring me my right order. Once... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was literally right across from our hotel Casa Munras, so we walked across the street and gave it a try. I love the name! It was breakfast time, and I ordered a breakfast burrito (it's a a Texas thing). It was delicious and HUGE. You might want to split it with someone. My husband ordered the homemade granola with... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had a late breakfast (11:30am) outside with our dog. It took 10 minutes for anyone to even acknowledge we were sitting. We ordered coffee, which never came. About 20 minutes into this a wait person scurried up to us as if all of us outside had been forgotten, We ordered and about 20 mintues after that, mediiocre food arrived.... More 

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Venice
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I had an egg scramble w/ bread and coffee and it was very good. The place is relaxing and comfortable. People working behind the counter are friendly.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were never received at the entrance and had to find a seat on our own. Cappuccino was ordered twice and an easy request (only one drop of coffee) was never understood, and the sugar also requested thrice never came and we had to do on our own getting it from another table. Even a simple order of a ready-made... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Was visiting Monterey and my daughter-in-law found this place on her mobile app. Sort of a hippie vibe to the place and yet I felt like I was in someone's home. We were fortunate to be on a 'tourist' time clock, as there was a wait for our food, but by golly it was worth every morsel. My husband had... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Seem like the place is only surfing on the "natural-home-made" wave but is out of tune. Oatmeal was dry and heavy, coffee took hours to come, service was totally unprofessionnal, unorganized (tables seem to be randomly served no matter the arrival order which is both amazing and rather frustrating) and you won t get much smiles here. Food was nothing... More 

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Marina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The other day I had worked in the morning at an event at the Monterey Fairgrounds with my husband who is a vendor. I had to go to work at my hotel from 3-11 that day, and I left the event by 2:15. I was hungry and felt like I needed a break between the two jobs. I went into... More 

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Fairfax, California, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was our favorite place for breakfast during our stay in Monterey. Delicious coffee, homey atmosphere, and great food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 731 Munras Ave # B, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-646-3109

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:45 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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