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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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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Chocolate/Almond Croissant, you're welcome!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Undaunted_Courage
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Monterey, California
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Where the Army Sends Us
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stumbled upon this cafe on our way back from Big Sur one day and are so thankful for the find! They have awesome pastries and yummy coffee. We've never actually eaten a meal here but we've always popped in for a snack or to pick up a birthday dessert. We are quite fond of their Chocolate Ganache cake (a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We dropped in for breakfast. Great coffee and breakfast croissants were good. Prices are fair. A few outdoor tables and plenty of indoor seating. The highlight are the baked goods! A beautiful selection of breads, croissants, cookies and pastries. If you love pastries, you should check this place out. Took an assortment of cookies and they were all delicious. The... 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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