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Paris Bakery Cafe

271 Bonifacio Pl, Monterey, CA 93940-3042
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Ranked #5 of 262 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
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
287 helpful votes 287 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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Abington, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 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
87 reviews 87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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