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539 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2801
831-641-9188
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious pastries

We love stopping at the Parker-Lusseau whenever we go shopping at Trader Joes right around the corner. It is in a lovely old building that is very welcoming with a few tables outside. Everything from PL's is fresh and delicious. Their pastries are the best around and their coffee is wonderful. I'm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Anne S
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We love stopping at the Parker-Lusseau whenever we go shopping at Trader Joes right around the corner. It is in a lovely old building that is very welcoming with a few tables outside. Everything from PL's is fresh and delicious. Their pastries are the best around and their coffee is wonderful. I'm glad we don't live closer and only go... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is one thing to say about Parker-Lusseau Pastries: Kouign Aman, the plain version. A perfect laminated dough encrusted in a caramel shell is heaven in the mouth. Go there; get one. Come back; get another. I've tried the other pastries, but this is the one that brings us back.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Costs are high, but if you want the unique ultra-pretty, yummy dessert for the differ party, this is where to get it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Roasted red pepper quiche for me, tomato and goat cheese quiche for hubby. Warmed in an actual oven. Toasty and tasty. All of the pastries, breads and macaroons looked fabulous and smelled freshly made.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great place to stop coffee excellent and yummy pastries. Good selection of various cakes and sweets. Lovely seating area outside with beautiful flowers growing, very clean

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a local's "Special Place" where you may treat yourself to an tasty lunch, dessert or snack, just because you deserve it! And the bakery items are scrumptious and oh-so unique that for holidays, you must go early or place an order, or lose out! At Christmas, we love to have their Buch Noel because it is, in our... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A wonderful almond croissant with a latte hit the spot in the hard to find but worth establishment. It is behind the Denny's and parking may be a little struggle.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Everything we've had here from croissants to sandwiches to fine French pastries have been absolutely consistently outstanding....There are about 4 patisseries on the Monterey Peninsula that would be home runs in NY or San Fran...anywhere...and this quality of food would be successes anywhere.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Right downtown next to the Post Office...great Acme coffee and loyalty program. Best whipped cream in town....and, the morning buns and holiday chocolates....wonderful! They also have colorful coffee cup sleeves that are definitely collectibles!

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful and absolutely delicious cakes. Consistently delicou. Top quality . Good service. Given one for my birthday--- a real treat.

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  • Address: 539 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-641-9188

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