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Fifi's Cafe & Bakery

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French, Californian
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1188 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
+1 831-372-5325
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Best French Onion Soup Ever ++

I really enjoyed my meal at Fifi's. I've had a lot of French Onion Soup in my life, but never memorable enough to write about. Full of so much bread and cheese, perfect balance of flavors, wow. I also had the Lamb Chops over Greek Salad which was a great idea. This place looks like a French... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Comeonno
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I really enjoyed my meal at Fifi's. I've had a lot of French Onion Soup in my life, but never memorable enough to write about. Full of so much bread and cheese, perfect balance of flavors, wow. I also had the Lamb Chops over Greek Salad which was a great idea. This place looks like a French cafe in America... More 

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fort worth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I rarely write reviews, especially not a negative one, but I felt this seriously deserved a review. I am just astonished at the experience in this restaurant last night! My parents were here from out of town, and they wanted to go to a "nice restaurant" and so, we decided on this place. We brought our own bottle of wine... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

As a former fan (see my previous reviews), it really pains me to report that Fifi's is not the extraordinarily good Bistro which it used to be.The signature French Onion Soup is, due to the increased ratio of Monterey Jack to Gruyere in the topping and the variability of the soup itself, not what it used to be; the formerly... More 

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Pacific Grove, California, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our favorite French restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. Comfortable and attractive. GREAT French onion soup. A bowl makes for a fine meal. Try it; you'll like it.

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Watsonville, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I am happy that Fifi's continues to offer delicious French food in a cute atmosphere. Tables are cozy & you feel like you are in a French Bistro. Friends took me to lunch for my birthday and we had a nice corner table. Mussels with fires were absolutely yummy. Both pasta dishes friends had were very good as well. NO... More 

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been to Fifi's about 10 times over 30 years. It is a little restaurant, but the atmosphere inside is extraordinary. The soup is wonderful, and the entrées are out of this world.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

When it comes to the food this place is ok, the food is decent, the place gives you the European feel, but the service is nothing special,,,,

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to Fifi's on a date night and would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting great food, service and a good night out. The food was excellent and the selection of wine was abundant. The wait service were knowledgeable and provided service with a smile.

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San Jose, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a "go to" restaurant whenever I'm on the Monterey Peninsula. Two friends and I visited the restaurant this past week. We were there on a Thursday night, and several "special" entres were available. Hint: the "Specials" are available on weeknights, and are a great deal for $25. We all ordered the trout, on special that night. The special... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although we went mostly for lunch, this became one of our favorite restaurants in the Carmel/Monterey area. The place is unpretentious, but food is excellent, the service impeccable, and the prices reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1188 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-5325

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?