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211 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2411
831-649-1930
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Dining options: Breakfast

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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
Open Early on Sunday!

Open at 6:30AM on Sunday for early risers like us. Good breakfast at reasonable price. We had the egg combo. Eggs cooked any way with bacon, sausage or ham.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Kathy W
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Prunedale, California, United States
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Prunedale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Open at 6:30AM on Sunday for early risers like us. Good breakfast at reasonable price. We had the egg combo. Eggs cooked any way with bacon, sausage or ham.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I recently spent five nights at the Portola and Pino's Italian Café is right across Alvarado (courtyard if you will) from the hotel. Not every morning but several mornings I stopped in for a bagel and morning tea to get my day started and they were very friendly, great place to hang out for a bit and so convenient.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This cafe is located within the shopping plaza associated with Portola Hotel. They offer nice salads and sandwiches at modest prices. There are outdoor tables so that you can enjoy the sun.

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

For a quick morning bite, their pastries are very nice, good coffee and tea. The location is just off the walkway that leads from the street/entrance to the hotel, to the wharf area.

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Attending a conference nearby and needed to grab a quick bite. What a lovely cafe. . .homemade minestrone, chicken caesar salad and grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. Soup was hearty, the dressing on the salad was flavorful (with just enough garlic restraint) and the open-face sandwich on great bread. Eat in, or take out, there a tables outside in the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had breakfast here one morning and it was excellent. There is quite a large selection of different things for breakfast. I had a breakfast sandwich with sausage and my wife had eggs and bacon. The kids had pastries and all were very good and arrived quickly. The staff were super friendly and knew a lot of customers by first... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food is excellent and great for an informal quick meal or just coffee. The owner and staff are the best! Great location.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nice proprietor serves up tasty and reasonably priced breakfast offerings. Good coffee and pastries, too.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My family and I have been coming here for over 10 years every time we visit Monterey. Their breakfast sandwiches are a great way to start off the morning. The parents love the omelets and everyone enjoys the coffee. It is a nice place for all the generations of the family and the service is always top notch with very... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's a cafe. You stop in. They listen and wait and are attentive. You self-serve the coffee. We had several breakfasts and lunches there, getting to see the wonderful passing parade of old town Monterey. Relaxed, fair prices, good food -- far better than nearby hotel fare and at reasonable prices. High praise.

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Address: 211 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2411
Phone Number: 831-649-1930
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: 211 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-649-1930

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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