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Holly's Lighthouse Cafe

602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2615
831-372-7006
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Ranked #16 of 74 restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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.
Restaurant details
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
Monterey, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We have tried Holly’s twice and we like it. It’s a small place with decent food and the service is good. It can get pretty busy on weekends with the line out the door…once we asked to bypass the line to sit at the bar and they let us in and the other time we were just lucky and got... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

First off, expect to wait. Second, the wait is WORTH IT!! Third, the place is busy and only has a couple of waitresses. They work their tail ends off, so if you have to wait a bit to get your refill on coffee or something else - be kind and patient - either they or the busser WILL get to... More

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Left Coast CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to experience first thing in the morning! It is sooooooo cozy & friendly and the menu/specials has something for everyone. YES, even warm ollieberry pie! My only suggestion: stronger, better coffee! After tasting the coffee, we ordered shots of espresso for our cups....but I'll continue eating breakfast here every time I'm on the Monterey peninsula.

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great value, servers were attentive, enjoyable in every way for a brunch visit. Line wrapped on the outside moved quick, and the window-shopping on the street was a nice distraction. Pacific Grove is a lovely little place to shop and chill-out. Took walk to Lover's Point to work off our great meals.

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Monterey, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I had heard great things about Holly's but my experience took a nose dive when after we were seated and our drink order taken one of the servers informed us that we would have to give up the table if the other members of our party did not arrive in five minutes (we were waiting for two others and had... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We are high maintenance when it comes to traveling and dining. We wanted a "breakfast joint" without the fanfare or it being costly and with got just that. If u are expected fine dining and etc...this place is not for you. Come early or just get in line and walk up and down the block to check out the shops,... More

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I ordered the New York eggs benedict, served with smoked salmon and capers. Another at our table had traditional eggs benedict. All four of our poached eggs were nearly hard cooked. Others at the table had various pancake and waffle combinations and they were all pleased. Small kitchen may have been overstressed, but really if the poached egg yolk isn't... More

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Nebraska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My mom and I were looking for a quick place to grab breakfast before hitting the 17-mile drive thru Carmel. We stumbled upon Holly's Lighthouse Café on the main street of Pacific Grove. First off, Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove is adorable especially in October where festive pumpkins and scarecrows line the store windows giving the town a warm, inviting... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My girlfriend and I come to hollys quite often for our favorite coffee and cozy atmosphere but this last trip was not so enjoyable. The waitress was very eh.. And wasn't warm and friendly like the regular waitresses we have had previously. Seemed to be in a rush to get everyone out since it was almost closing time. We both... More

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Sacramento, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Just the sort of home town cafe and yummy food you'd like to eat while here relaxing! This place is popular so pick your times well or you may have to wait.

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