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The Wild Plum

731 Munras Ave # B, Monterey, CA 93940
831-646-3109
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Ranked #51 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Paradise, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Overall - poor service, long wait, staff lacks training. With so many great places to eat in Monterey this is one to skip.

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Coffee and pastries the best we've found in Monterey...service varies, staff can be distracted. Pastries seem fresh from the oven in the morning, their produce is great quality,and overall the eccentricity of the staff seems a small price to pay for the quality of the food.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

My wife and I wanted to check this place out for a few months, but never seemed to make it when it was open! Finally, we planned to take a friend for her birthday, and made sure it would be at the right time. We arrived, and put in our orders, and waited...and waited...and waited...finally, after an hour, we stopped... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

stopped by since I was next door waiting for my order from another restaurant. Nice menu. Homemade baked goods looked good. Decided to get the "day old" goods because I always like the day old. However these were moldedand had fur growing on them. I wanted to take them back but my husband said not to. So here is my... More

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california
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Was at a conference in Monterey CA and needed a place to have lunch. Had a roast beef sandwich on fresh baKed roll with roasted red peppers and onions and baby spinach. Delightful. Service was a little slow and unorganized. People got the wrong food. Served out of order and I had to ask for my beverage. They are organic... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Amazing food. Enjoyed this smaller venue to the maximum. It was simply splendid. Tiny privately owned restaurant cooked to perfection. Definitely coming back again and again.

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Belleville, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The Wild Plum is not exactly what you would expect listed with the rest of the restaurants on TripAdvisor. It's set as a small cafe just inside of town. When you walk in they have very limited seating areas that at times cause you to have to wait, and there's hardly enough room for standing when you're waiting for a... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Great spot for breakfast. We stayed at a hotel across the street and stopped in for breakfast. Wonderful options. Freshly baked muffins, Danish, etc. Gets my seal of approval.

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Brookings, Oregon
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125 reviews 125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you don't mind getting your own coffee, the food will make you glad that you dropped in. The food is freshly prepared and the portions are generous. Consider splitting one of the large omelettes and sharing one of their sweet rolls.

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Lodi, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The first morning I was in a hurry and just ordered a cinnamon roll...fresh baked and delicious! The next morning I went early because they have a small seating area and get very busy. I sat at a table that looked out the window. I had great service and met a nice gal...had great conversation about our vacations. I ordered... More

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