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Paris Bakery Cafe

271 Bonifacio Pl, Monterey, CA 93940-3042
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Ranked #3 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Paris Bakery has two locations to better serve you. One is located in downtown Monterey, two blocks from Alvarado; and the other is in the center of Seaside on Broadway Ave. We are open seven days a week and offer indoor and outdoor seating for your convenience. We make a large variety of baked goods: fresh breads, breakfast pastries, cookies and French pastries. We use the best espresso and coffee beans for your coffee drinks to go with our exquisite pastries. We also have an amazing lunch menu with daily specials. We serve sandwiches, salads, soups, wraps, panini and a lot more. We also serve wine and beer. We make all products fresh daily from scratch, with all-naturals ingredients without preservatives or additives. We have been in business for more than 26 years. Family business. 271 Bonifacio Plaza, Monterey: open at 6am daily. 1232 Broadway Ave., Seaside: open at 7am daily.
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92% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Me and my friends came there for breakfast while our short stay in Monterey. The food was so good, staff was really nice. They made me a special sandwich because I can't eat everything, they had so mamy items that it is hard to choose. We liked that they had youghurt and fresh fruit. Coffee was also very good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My girlfriend and I were visiting Monterey from Europe and we both love pastries and French food so we were pretty excited when we discovered a French bakery. The excitement was short-lived. The service was not attentive, and not pleasant. The French onion soup was not good and the quiche Lorraine was average. To be fair, we did not try... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

pastries were wonderful but you need to go early or the wait after 10 am is long, every thing is freh and less sweet that usual for bakery, the selection is wonderful

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Abington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There is something very sweet about this place in Monterey. I have been twice now and love the sights and smells and the tastes too of course! But if you are anything like me you might have trouble choosing.

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United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You must stop in here. We had free street parking --got lucky. The service is friendly and the staff was helpful. The croissant was amazing and so was the coffee. I couldn't decide what to pick, but ended up choosing the princess cake. Perhaps little girls would like to choose this because it is pink and looks cool, but I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I've been to France several times, and have eaten at numerous french bakeries both in France and in the US. This was by far the best ham and cheese croissant I have ever had. Crunchy, flaky, hot from the oven, exactly the right proportion of meat and cheese. Delicious! (We didn't have much other than the croissants, but all of... More

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I'm French and fussy when it comes to baked goods. I've eaten in France, so when I heard the owner was French, I had high hopes. Not so! My croissant,though hot from the oven, was forgettable, and neither my husband nor I can remember what he ate. The service was dismissive of us. The "fresh" bread was so disappointing I... More

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Pacific Grove, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's all good! Smells wonderful, fair price, good coffee, great sandwiches, and fabulous baked goods.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I found the Paris Bakery Cafe by accident whilst staying in Monterey for a couple of days. What a find. The service was prompt and friendly and all the food looked mouth watering. There was so much choice for breakfast it was hard to know what to choose. Ended up going back two days in a row and also getting... More

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Augusta, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is not just the closest thing we have found to a French style bakery since returning from Paris, this place is actually BETTER than some of the ones we visited in Paris. If you are in Monterey, and you haven't visited this place, you are doing something wrong. I highly recommend it for that late morning/early afternoon starter or... More

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