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Parker-Lusseau Pastries

539 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2801
831-641-9188
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Ranked #12 of 259 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place is categorized under restaurants although it is really more of a small coffee shop with a small counter and three small round table inside, which can feel a bit crammed (plus 4-5 small tables to the outside). My wife and I stopped here one morning to grab some pastries and coffee to go. The pastries at this place... More 

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Come for Pastries, coffee, cake, delicious soup, handcrafted chocoloates. Everything is spectacularly well executed, and this branch is super cute to boot.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The pastries-such as the fabulous almond croissant- are known to be excellent but the sandwiches and drinks are divine also. My husband said he'd never had such bread before: crisp outside and moist within. He felt he'd gone to a French heaven and he is hooked!

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Oklahoma
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We drove over from Carmel because their pastries were served at our hotel for breakfast. We wanted the almond croissant that I read so much about, but was missing at hotel. It was well worth the drive! Oh...This place is also A-dorable!

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Pacific Grove, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful classic pastries and maccarons. Sinful cake and perfect, not too sweet butter cookies. Great source for a birthday cake...worth getting a year older a a pound heavier to saor their chocolate hazelnut or chocolate raspberry pistachio cake. I like the jasmine covered porch at the Hartnell location but zoning forces them to use paper cups so bring your own... More 

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Salinas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My friends ordered me the Frasier cake from this bakery to bring to my birthday dinner. It was super impressive and I can't say that I've ever seen a birthday cake of that caliber from any bakery in Monterey County. The genoise cake was the perfect density, the fruit was fresh and ripe, and the vanilla cream was mouthwatering. I... More 

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Modesto, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Let me start off by saying I had never heard anything about this place. I honestly don't even know how I stumbled upon this place. Everything looked good! I guess I should start off saying I got the white passion individual cake. I wanted something small but decadent to share with my husband. This cake was THEE best cake I... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Charming place to go for coffee and treats. It has a small verandah along the front where you can bask in the sun and watch the world go by.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Located in a charming old building, antique decor like quimperware, this bakery serves the most delicious pastry, especially the almond croissants. Just bring cash because they don't take credit cards. Service was great too.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful cakes and pastries, nice strong coffee, and a lovely old building to sit in. Staff were lovely too.

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Additional Information about Parker-Lusseau Pastries

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

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