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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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English first
Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

DO NOT EVER GO HERE!!.IT IS NOT WORTH IT!!!.My family and I have been going to this place for over 4 years.This place ''used'' to be good,but ever since they have hired a new crew the service has been the worst.The new employees are these young women with the worst attitudes I have ever seen.They discriminate if you are not... More

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Tulsa, OK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My favorite is the bread pudding loaf....mmmmm....good! Great food and service. Love the place...a must every time we visit!

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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were staying at a nearby hotel and had seen reviews so gave it a try and weren't disappointed. Good selection of tasty pastries for breakfast and at a good price. Was busy both mornings but tables were available both inside and outside, and the place seemed popular with locals and tourists alike.

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Calgary, Canada
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208 reviews 208 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Thankfully, as I'm an out-of-towner, I had a friend originally from Pacific Grove who recommended this bakery for breakfast, and it did not disappoint. Your choice of selections was almost limitless, and the locals clearly like it!

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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
3 helpful votes 3 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
109 helpful votes 109 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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