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Holly's Lighthouse Cafe

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602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2615
831-372-7006
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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    Very good
  • 17
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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
Outstanding breakfast spot

The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all fantastic. I had the chili cheese omelet and it was delicious. My wife had the huevos ranchero, which she loved. Most importantly, they serve excellent, locally-roasted coffee. This has a very cozy neighborhood vibe to it. Lots of people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Santa Barbara, CA
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153 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all fantastic. I had the chili cheese omelet and it was delicious. My wife had the huevos ranchero, which she loved. Most importantly, they serve excellent, locally-roasted coffee. This has a very cozy neighborhood vibe to it. Lots of people greeting each other. It's located on the uber-charming main drag of Pacific... More 

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Brentwood, California
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a repeat visit - from several years ago. Still excellent. The breakfast menu is extensive - over two pages. I settled for the apple oak pancakes - and they were magnificent! Wonderful texture, color and flavor. There is a hint of cinnamon, which balances the other flavors perfectly. I decided to also order two eggs on the side... More 

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Thank allezmike
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a "local" long ago, I've enjoyed returning to this small town favorite on each visit to see family. And local family confirms that this is a true hangout for locals looking for a great breakfast or delicious lunch. Specials are always offered, although usually too sweet for my taste. Breakfast you can't go wrong with one of the omelets... More 

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Thank davidbillstrom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I work just around the corner from Holly's. Sometimes I order the turkey sandwich as take-out w/ tender slices of turkey. This morning, I sat in the restaurant and enjoyed the classic Eggs Benedict. I bring clients and visiting friends to enjoy the small town atmosphere.

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Thank Christine M
Marysville, California, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I found this place on Yelp. We were looking for a breakfast place close to where we were staying in Pacific Grove. Very easy to find, plenty of parking. The place is a little small, especially on a Sunday morning. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We sat next to the door, which was ok at... More 

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Modesto, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

If you like steel cut oatmeal - look no further! Holly's makes the best steel cut oatmeal - and I add bananas, nuts and berries. Their walnut sourdough toast is to die for! Coffee is good. My husband has tried several of their egg dishes and has enjoyed all of them. The staff is very friendly and efficient.

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1 Thank Anna B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Super fresh and fast. Server seemed a little "put out" when I asked for ice water w/lemons-and requested a refill. Otherwise a good experience.

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1 Thank Karen F
San Mateo, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I had a great breakfast at Holly's. They have all good qulity ingredients and I was very happy! The price was mid to high but it is a popular tourist destination so you have to understand.

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1 Thank Billochuck
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A wonderful assortment of breakfast dishes, with selections that can include vegetarian preferences. Good coffee, excellent service, and a neighborhood vibe that makes you remember that Pacific Grove is "the last hometown." Haven't tried lunch, but I'm sure that's good too.

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1 Thank Aline F
Pacific Grove, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Service was great and so was the food. I live locally and I was able to finally try this Cafe out. I was not disappointed. Its your typical good old fashion american breakfast.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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