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Paris Bakery Cafe

271 Bonifacio Pl, Monterey, CA 93940-3042
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Ranked #2 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Pacific Grove, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW 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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bay area, ca
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were in the Monterey area for a long weekend. I remember coming here in the past (a few years ago) but forgot how delicious all the pastries are. We actually came by twice during our visit. On one day, I got the almond croissant (probably the best almond croissant I've ever had), my son and husband each tried the... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

One of my first stops when I come to Monterey. The princess cakes are one of the best things I've ever eaten! It's always busy and always fresh. Perfect spot for a quick breakfast.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Love this cafe! This place brings good memories from Paris for us. too bad we only got to go there once right before leaving Monterey. we went there for breakfast, we tried quite a few things and they were all very good but the cinnamon twist (i think that's the name) was super, you must try it. we also bought... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Best cookies! Fresh out of the oven all day, the place was jamming all afternoon could not wait for lunch table but came back for goodies. We has 2 dozen of the best cookies I have had in a long time. I love the chocolate oatmeal they are sinless!

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Sacramento, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Walked in on Bastille Day to find a gorgeous array of delicious pastries, and people speaking French. They gave away beautiful sugar cookies in honor of the big day. We sat outside, enjoyed coffee and almond croissants. Any choice is a great choice. Reminds me of the Gayle's Bakery in Capitola, Ca. Perfect morning. Seating inside and out. Within walking... More

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Houston, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were excited to come here after reading the good reviews and having travelled to Paris before. It is located near the downtown area of Monterey and wasn't too hard to find as we drove into town from SanFran. Parking is limited- we had to drive around the block a few times to find a spot along the street. It... More

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch here.......the sandwiches were delicious and we followed up with delicious pastries. There was a bit of a mixup with one of our sandwiches, but we weren't in a hurry so it was fine.

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