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Holly's Lighthouse Cafe

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602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2615
831-372-7006
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Great little local find that serves breakfast and lunch. The food is fresh...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little spot

Holly's has a great variety of breakfast and lunch items, with some whole grain pancake options. They even have mimosa's to go with. Everything we've tried there we liked and we enjoy the homey atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Mary M
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Pacific Grove, California
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Monterey, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

After hearing so many good things about this place, the in person experience was disappointing. The service seemed disinterested and our table was walked past numerous times even while sitting there with empty plates. I my order incorrectly though it was not during a morning rush. The omelette was fair in portion. I don't plan to return.

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Pacific Grove, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Holly's has a great variety of breakfast and lunch items, with some whole grain pancake options. They even have mimosa's to go with. Everything we've tried there we liked and we enjoy the homey atmosphere.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this sweet lspot after a wonderful walk along the coast from the sea aquarium. Perfect spot to leash up my dog and enjoy a delightful breakfast. Had the banana bread pancakes and fruit parfait, both worthy of a return next time in PG!! The coffee was a bit week for my taste. The service was friendly and... More 

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Alameda, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went there because it was there, basically, but it was totally worth the wait (about 15 minutes for a party of 4 on a weekend morning). The food was excellent - I had the blackberry-banana pancakes which _rocked_. The coffee was good, standard diner coffee. The interior feels comfortable, but a bit crowded.

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Acampo, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a Cafe. No seafood on the menu. But they have some nice looking breakfast items. We shared a Reuben, needed more meat but the home cut fries were very good.

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Pacific Grove, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Holly's Lighthouse Cafe is another local cafe that looks like it could be in a Norman Rockwell Americana painting. The interior is small but inviting and comfortable. There is also a small dining counter if you are single and don't mind rubbing elbows with the locals. My first visit to Holly's found me hungry for pancakes and the Amy's Carrot... More 

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Seaside, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I just visited this gem of a restaurant on Friday for brunch! HOLY COW! What is there to say... This place is absolutely spectacular!! The inside was adorable, the service was out of this world even though the one waitress had a full house.. She didn't even seem like it bothered her. She managed it so well, the food was... More 

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Burbank, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When in Pacific Grove, we always go to Holly's for breakfast. It is small, and cozy, but the wait staff are so friendly and attentive, and the food is just great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have been going to Holly's for twenty years now and the food remains consistenty good, with reasonable prices and a warm local atmosphere. Try the New York scramble or the blueberry pancakes and you will not be disappointed.

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los altos, ca
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Our family of four plus Grams and Great Gramma stopped by for lunch on our way to see the Monarch Migration. Excellent variety of breakfast (all day), soups, sandwiches, burgers and salads. Kid friendly (hotdogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, pancakes, etc). We called ahead about a half hour out since we were a larger group and she put our name on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-372-7006

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Great little local find that serves breakfast and lunch. The food is fresh and it is very popular in Pacific Grove.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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