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Holly's Lighthouse Cafe

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602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2615
831-372-7006
Tuesday
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, 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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  • 12
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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 breakfast, great service

Offered more of the traditional breakfasts I am used to with large portions. Food was prepared well and portions were nice and large.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Lewis B
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Oro Valley, AZ, United States
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Oro Valley, AZ, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Offered more of the traditional breakfasts I am used to with large portions. Food was prepared well and portions were nice and large.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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113 reviews 113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This little corner restaurant has become a destination for breakfast every time we visit the central coast. Holly and her sister have created a great little place, don't worry if there are folks in line out front, they don't wait long,and the menu is simple, well prepared (with love) and you will leave with a full belly and smile on... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Good coffee, with all of your breakfast favorites from two over easy with bacon, to oatmeal, french toast etc.

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I thought this would be a good place for breakfast based on many of TripAdvisor reviews but we were disappointed in the whole experience. Since I am a coffee snob and like GOOD coffee, I asked for a small taste of coffee to see if it was acceptable. Our server hesitated and said he would have to use water to... More 

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Peaks Island, Maine, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wandering around Pacific Grove at lunchtime we noticed folks enjoying the Cafe and went in to check it out for ourselves. Nice menu and special choices led us to terrific tuna and chicken salads plus a 'BLAT' as the Californians call a BLT with avocado. Delicious ! And special senior prices, too !

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A lot of the old favorites, plus special breakfast items unique to Holly's Lighthouse Cafe. The decor is cute and reflects the name. Friendly wait people, good coffee, plenty of light.

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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 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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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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