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Paris Bakery Cafe

271 Bonifacio Pl, Monterey, CA 93940-3042
831-646-1620
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Ranked #5 of 261 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
Abington, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I love this place, and come back every time I am in town. They make the best cobb salad - simple and delicious and their pastries - wow!

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San Jose, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Every time we go to Monterey we have to go to this bakery. Our favorites are the Pineapple Outside-down Cake, Quiche Lorraine, and their soup of the day. Be sure to go in early though, as the Quiche Lorraine often runs out. The bakery is constantly busy with locals coming in to get their daily bread. All indicates that this... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The food was amazing and the portions were perfect. Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. It was bon chance that we stopped here as we knew nothing about it previously, since we only recently moved to the Monterey area.

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Honolulu, HI
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is not a good french bakery. It's just not. The pastries are horribly undercooked, flat, and floppy. The confectionery stuff looked nice, but the pastries were horrible. The espresso drinks are bad too. I ordered a cappuccino, and the milk was watery and poorly frothed. I can see that some people might like it, but it's only because they... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Became very sick after eating a sandwich. Ended up in the Hospitals Emergency. Owner was immediately notified and had a horrible attitude. No apology nothing. I wouldn't give any food from this Establishment to anyone including my pets. Horrible experience.

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Well, 50 lbs heavier from the eclairs, Napoleons, the lemon and fruit tarts, the spinach and egg quiche and some custard Danish...all I can say is Jenny Craig!!! But it was well worth it! Apparently the customers thought so too because not only did the food look beautiful, but it was light and delicious. and the lines were long!!!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

When you first walk in everything looks amazing. So many options and so much sugar! We tried the cookies and they were old and nothing special, raspberry Danish had lots of filling which I did like but the pastry was ok, bread pudding loaf edible nothing special. It's worth to go in and try but don't think I would go... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Almond croissant fresh out of the oven and a double shot of espresso......phenomenal. I've travelled extensively in France and the pastry here is consistently some of the best french pastry I have eaten. WELL done!!

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great place for lunch you can have your own sandwich built, on top of that they have so many already sandwiches if you are in a hurry, you can pick some breads home as well and all kinds of pastries

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Paris Bakery lives up to its wonderful ratings. An early Sunday morning, we walked from our bed and breakfast and entered the wonderful smells of fresh brewed coffee and pastries. The coffee was excellent and the pastries – I guess I should have tried each one just to be sure. The wife had a Café Breve – a latte with... More 

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Address: 271 Bonifacio Pl, Monterey, CA 93940-3042
Phone Number: 831-646-1620
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Cuisine: French

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