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Paris Bakery Cafe

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271 Bonifacio Pl, Monterey, CA 93940-3042
831-646-1620
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Paris Bakery has two locations to better serve you. One is located in...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
More than a bakery!

It's a nice spot for a quick lunch with lots of choices. The smells from the bakery are great and treat is in order after lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Sebastopol, California
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Sebastopol, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It's a nice spot for a quick lunch with lots of choices. The smells from the bakery are great and treat is in order after lunch.

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Tulsa, OK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

What is not to love! I eat here every time I come to visit my family! I try something different and have yet to be disappointed!

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Monterey, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Everything I've eaten here has been great. But it's the quiche Lorraine and chocolate/almond croissant that keeps me coming back. Everything is fresh and made on site. You won't be disappointed.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I loved the bread, the pastries, great little place for breakfast! I'd recommend without a doubt, if you are visiting, worth checking :)

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Monterey, CA
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20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Should I admit that my girl friends and I meet here every Tuesday after working out at our local gym??? The food here is that good! Paris Bakery has something for everyone. I usually have their veggie delight sandwich that is packed full of fresh veggies like carrots, jicama, beets, green beans, etc., on fresh baked bread. Something I am... More 

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Petaluma, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Such hard decisions to make in a bakery that has so many awesome things to choose from. Cookies, cakes, pasteries....all beautiful to look at, wonderful bakery smells, and not disappointed when I finally made my choices and took a bite, or two....

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Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were on vacation in California but found the most amazing almond croissant identical to the ones we loved in Paris! (Only in Paris we found out they were kept back for the "regulars"). Superb bakery and lovely setting.

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Sacramento, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Do you want the pasteries and fresh french bread with take away butter, without having to fly to France...yes...then come here. The bakers are French. You can also get a newspaper to do guide right outside, and plan what you would like to do while you are here.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If you crave an authentic, old-world style bakery cafe that could easily be in Paris (hence the name, I imagine) this is your place! We stopped in for breakfast pastries coffee and hot chocolate and were blown away by the selection. Far too many delicious pastries to name here but rest assured they'll have what you're looking for. I had... More 

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Vacaville, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

After trying other breakfast places that were super busy, we came here. We all picked out a couple pastries, all of which were delicious. They had a large selection of pastries, cakes, cookies, and breads. I had the cherry croissant. It could use a little more filling as could the apple turnover I had. But both were super flaky. LO... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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