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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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
Best breakfast in the area

We go here every trip to the Monterey area. And, we usually eat breakfast here every day. The pancakes are big and wonderful, the omelettes are large, fluffy and super tasty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
JerryJac
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Elk Grove, California
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English first
Elk Grove, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We go here every trip to the Monterey area. And, we usually eat breakfast here every day. The pancakes are big and wonderful, the omelettes are large, fluffy and super tasty.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We recently vacationed in Monterey and being early risers looked for a local breakfast restaurant. We stumbled across Holly's Cafe, not only were they open at 6am but there was parking! As you can see by the pictures, we ate every morsel of food, it was that good! The Apple Pancakes and Vegetarian eggs benedict are a "must" try. It... More 

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Sacramento, California
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Breakfast was good, service was excellent and the price was reasonable considering the cost of breakfast out these days. Cute decor and friendly waitress.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My first time eating here always heard about glad I did the food and service were great. If are ever on the Monterey Peninsula go there for breakfast it is small but charming.

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Pearland, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Cute little place in Pacific Grove with great home cooked breakfast. The servings are large and you could share with someone. It's not a large place, so if you get there later for breakfast you may have to wait. Omelet was great!

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is one of those places, where everyone goes to, because it is charming and has a cute name but the food was just average, with horrible coffee. Very cramp and crowded, can we say (Cattle call) Our server "Antonio" was the best, the other lady staff members were not so nice. We won't go again.

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South San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Good breakfast. Large pancakes of various styles. Nice atmosphere & staff. Coffee on the weak side, but good.

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Rosamond, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great menu, serving breakfast all day, good specials, busy but makes room fast, food prepared quickly. The portions were a little small, but the staff was very friendly and polite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We had a very good lunch. It is a busy cafe, and we seemed to arrive right before the crowds. Service is friendly, and we could have both breakfast and lunch. The chicken salad sandwich was written up in the newspaper, and it was excellent on a walnut sourdough bread. My husband had one of the specials, a BBQ chicken... More 

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Seaside, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Come by 9am or wait to get in on the weekends. If you aren't eating breakfast at Holly's place (or lunch that is now being served these days), then you are not a local or do not know where the locals eat. There are 4 other places for breakfast, and we often go with friends and try the others, but... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?