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Holly's Lighthouse Cafe

602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2615
831-372-7006
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Ranked #17 of 74 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Great little local find that serves breakfast and lunch. The food is fresh and it is very popular in Pacific Grove.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Great little local find that serves breakfast and lunch. The food is fresh and it is very popular in Pacific Grove.
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English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We love the atmosphere, casual, friendly and good food. Breakfast offerings - pancakes are great! Lunch sandwiches are prepared well. It's not specialty or gourmet - but good food served by friendly people. Highly recommend.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Easy free (which is one of the 1st free parking we have encountered)street parking, nice quaint place, clean & neat. Warm welcoming greeting upon arrival. Delicious fresh squeezed orange juice, omelet & chorizo burrito. Great little place to eat. Definitely would recommend & return

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Corona, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Seemed like everybody in the place knew everybody else - except perhaps my wife and myself and one other couple who were out-of-towners. But staff was great and provided great service to all. I'd second the Eggs Benedict - very nice and light Hollandaise which is really what makes the dish.

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Bella Vista AR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Received a tip that this place was great for breakfast and they were right, We had the California (Prosciutto/Avocado) & New York (Lox) - Eggs Benedict and both plates were outstanding! There was a short wait to get in but well worth it. The staff was very friendly and attentive

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Modesto, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

On the window they had advertised a "Mango Shrimp Quesadilla" which grabbed both of our attention. After checking on the menu at a couple other places we decided the Mango Shrimp Quesadilla sounded really good. We both ordered the same and the waitress asked us if we would also like some green or red salsa too? I wanted the green... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I go to the Monterey Peninsula periodically for business and love to go to Pacific Grove because it reminds me of my home city of Old Town, Alexandria VA. Molly's Lighthouse Cafe has a great breakfast. I had an omelet special which I think was called The Castroville -- an agricultural town which is not far and known as the... More

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Eagle, Idaho
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wonderful food and service. It is a breakfast and lunch only restaurant that has lots to choose from. It is a local hangout that we discovered and always have to go to when we visit.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This cafe was reccomended by a local as doing the best pancakes in town, it did not disappoint. Good extensive breakfast menu with vegetarian options. Excellent

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Betws y Coed
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had breakfast here twice. On the second occasion - a sunday morning, people were queuing out the door, so get there early! Breakfast was fantastic, I had the apple pancakes, which were great. The service was friendly and attentive despite being very busy. Only downside was that you accessed the toilets through part of the kitchen, with staff walking in... More

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Santa Maria, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Quaint place to have a great breakfast. Service and food were very tasty. Was a short walk from Lovers Point Inn. Well worth going for breakfast.

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