We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pavel's Backerei

219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
831-643-2636
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
6 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Write a Review

90 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    74
    12
    2
    2
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Walnut Creek, California, USA
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

OMG this place is toooooooooo fabulous for words. The size of the baked item just means that it is bigger AND better. What a surprise treat. The line moves quickly, refills on coffee are free, the staff are very friendly and eager to serve you quickly. We were so disappointed to find their weren't open when we arrived there on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlsbad, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Delicious pastries! Went there 3 of 4 mornings. It was that good. We even grabbed sandwiches to go on the last day as we we heading back down to Southern California

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I teach Baking and Pastry and this bakery is amazing. Don't expect a glamorous seating area or fancy interior, but the goods are wonderful!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Corpus Christi, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

That was a recommendation from a previous guest via Trip Advisor so we thought...let's check it out. Not taking the time to check what time they opened, we took an early morning stroll in that direction. We arrived at the door fifteen minutes till 7....they open at 7am. One lady in line...says she's never been there, but has heard it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stumbled upon this bakery our first day in Pacific Grove. We arrived shortly before closing time and there were literally 3 loaves of bread and a half of a chocolate cake left. The chocolate babka cake was moist like a pudding cake due to the ganache baked right in. Yum! We came back the next morning to a line... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Clarita, California, United States
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This local gem has fresh breads rolls and breakfast goods is wonderful But the bake goods can sell out so make this an early stop. Everything is fresh.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pacific Grove, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of those places you can find by following your nose...the scent of fresh bread and pastry is intoxicating. One weekends you can also spot it by the long lines. Once in the door you will be distracted by the displays that always temp you to buy something more than you planned. People in line are happy to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

All I have to say is if you are in Pacific Grove you need to stop by! We went twice! Yummy......Everything is the size of a large plate! Bread very good too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madera, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Was visiting relatives recently and they suggested we pick up some pastries to enjoy with coffee later in the afternoon, after lunch at Fandango's. Pavel's is walking distance from there so we gave it a go. Bought apple fritters and cinnamon buns. They are huge and look delicious, but sadly the taste did not match up on the fritters. Bland... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Clara, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was close to closing time so most bakery items were gone. But we got a piece of the Chocolate Babka cake and chocolate chunk cookies. Both were heavenly. The cake was so moist and chocolate. It satisfied my sweet tooth. Best part about this bakery - the price! It's very reasonably priced. Cake was $3.50 (big slice) and cookie... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pavel's Backerei also viewed

Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula
Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula
 
Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
 

Been to Pavel's Backerei? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pavel's Backerei, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing