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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 73 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
Chino Hills, California
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Walked by Holly's and thought it looked charming so we went in. I enjoyed it - had apple pancakes and vegetable omelet and liked them both. My companion did not like the pancakes, but did the omelet and strongly disliked the coffee.

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San Francisco, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had a great breakfast here and liked watching the locals and just relaxing. Good menu and friendly service.

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Northern California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Could easily have gone five stars but the food took a very long time to arrive. This is not a fancy place, it's more of a small casual place, but the food is really good. My omelette was great and the orange juice was delicious. My wife's breakfast was just as good, and the service was friendly. However it took... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Holly's is a great place for breakfast and/or lunch. Was recommended by a local in Pacific Grove, so we tried it out. Small café type of place but the food and service is impeccable. You won't be disappointed. GO NOW!

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best hidden gems in the Monterey Pennisula.You can,t beat the price or the food and the service is great.A must go when in the area.

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England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had a lovely breakfast here today. I had a 3 stack of pancakes - 2 would have been ample!! I struggled. They were so delicious though. Hubbie had a New York style eggs Benedict. I assume he enjoyed it as his plate was clear and he started on my pancakes!! We found this place via trip advisor recommendations and it... More

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Napa, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stumbled into Holly's Lighthouse Café...the BEST meal we had our entire trip to the Monterey area. The chicken fried steak with sausage gravy was fabulous. Wish we had a month to stay in the area and try all the yummy tasting items on the menu.

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Pleasanton, CA
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264 reviews 264 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This place offers an amazing variety for a small restaurant. We ate there multiple times during our last visit to the area. Whatever you want, they probably make it. Everything is prepared well and tastes very good. The only exception is that they burned my toast one day and brought it out to the table anyway. Breakfast and lunch only.... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stopped in for a quick breakfast before leaving Pacific Grove. I had the Buckwheat Pancakes and my wife had the cinnamon waffles; we split a ham steak. The pancakes were very good, and my wife said even though they forgot the whipped cream, she only needed a little butter for the 'cakes; they were packed with cinnamon flavor. We hit... More

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Carmel, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

As locals, we have been here many times for breakfasts. The food is fresh and very tasty. It is a very casual place and some of the tables require you to sit family style. It can get quite crowded with a line waiting to get in. I have never been disappointed with what I have ordered. I have not ordered... More

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