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Fifi's Cafe & Bakery

1188 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5123
831-372-5325
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Ranked #17 of 74 restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French, Californian
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Bethesda, MD
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We went to Fifi's on a cold, rainy night with some friends. The food and service were good, but we had a hard time staying warm.

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Fresno, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been here for lunch and dinner many times in the last 30 years, and every time the experience is wonderful though outside it's just a city street. We've had everything from just salads to quiches to French seafood. Always a very good experience.

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Indian Wells, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We were a party of 8 and had a nice enough dinner with wine. One person in our party bought a number of bottles of wine that he saw - cases of wine were displayed for sale. He asked to have one opened since this brand is a favorite of his and he wanted everyone to taste it. We had... More

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Venice
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Fifi's has been around since 1985 and it deserves recognition for its quality and consistently well prepared food. We went on a Sunday for a 'brunch'/ lunch. We ordered a nice bottle of cidre from Normandie. At just 4.5%, it's light enough with great flavor. The bottle they have is outstanding and we brought another one home. I had a... More

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Lompoc, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We have been eating at this restaurant for many years, every time we go up the coast to visit the Monterey Peninsula. Its absolutely wonderful, and despite another review I saw is very authentic French Bistro food. Having been to Paris several times, I can vouch for that. If you're expecting "haute cuisine" with itty bitty portions of "designer" food,... More

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hidden behind a Safeway store, Fifi's has been there for a long time and has always been reliably good, not excellent. It was the same this visit even though they have tried to become more French. My jury is still out on that.

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Pebble Beach CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Had lunch at Fifi's with an old friend and we had a lot of catching up to do. The food and ambiance were great. We felt very comfortable. Best of all, we weren't rushed at all. It had been a while since we dined there and it was as wonderful as I remembered.

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aiken, sc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Small French restaurant with wonderful wine and food and service. We enjoyed our dinner and the service...locals recommended this place and I can understand why they did.

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SF Bay area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Fifi's is an amazing restaurant on multiple levels: cuisine, service, and value. Fifi's is not in a particularly attractive location; the atmosphere is unassuming . The cuisine makes up for anything lacking. Every dish they prepare is marvelous to see and even better to taste. I ordered the " daily special " Sweet and sour Sea Bass" which contained complex... More

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Carmel, CA
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144 reviews 144 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Best French Onion soup and Moules Frites this side of the pond! Excellent and sensibly-priced wine selection. Don't miss it (I eat there at least once a month).

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