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All 76 Pacific Grove Restaurants

Pavel's Backerei

219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
831-643-2636
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Green Valley, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I purposely went looking for this place when we recently visited Pacific Grove after reading about it on TP. I'm not a big pastry person but this place sounded like heaven. I got there early and lines were already forming. It's a delight; not a fancy place just a good old fashioned bakery. Chocolate croissants, chocolate eclairs, fresh breads......mmmm, makes... More 

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Napa, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Read the reviews on TripAdvisor and while in town,gave it a try .. Reviews were right on ! line starts just about 6:45 am .they open at 7:am .it moves fast,and each order is handled with utmost care . you enter a dream world of some of the best looking bake goods ever seen by Mortals .. seriously it's hard... More 

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Monterey, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You can't go wrong with anything you order from here. Everything is good. Come early as items run out and try everything at least once. You'll see a line out the door in the early mornings. That says a lot right there. Enjoy!

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Modesto
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We couldn't find it on our car GPS but a nice lady told us where to find. it. It wasn't opened, but we were able to buy a round loaf of their brown seeded bread at Grove's Grocery across the street and it was fabulous.

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Anderson, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Everything looked great. We sampled a couple things that were really good. We walked here from the Pacific Grove Inn just up the hill.

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Pacific Grove, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I stop at Pavel's as often as possible. The bread is fabulous. The Danish is perfect, not too sweet with real fruit.

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California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The bread and sweet stuff starts coming out at 7 A.M. Get there early to get a hot loaf a bread. The cinnamon rolls are the best I've ever eaten and the chocolate croissants are yummy!

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NC Smokies
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband was not as enthralled as I since he is more into heavy sweets-- this is divine French baking...the chocolate croissant is fabulous and enough for two people. They do have good coffee, but we bought our coffee at Starbucks, then headed for Pavel's every morning we visited PG. The almond bear claw was delicious, the cream cheese filled... More 

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Walnut Creek, California, USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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Additional Information about Pavel's Backerei

Address: 219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
Phone Number: 831-643-2636
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
Open Hours:
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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