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Pavel's Backerei

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219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
831-643-2636
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 115
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  • 20
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The most incredible backerei

Yep, that's how they spell bakery at Pavel's. They have croissants that have a crisp outside and flaky buttery inside. The chocolate is the best I've ever had. Their Bombolini is addictive. And now they have a sandwich bar. All the sandwiches are made with their freshly baked bread.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Paradise Valley
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Paradise Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yep, that's how they spell bakery at Pavel's. They have croissants that have a crisp outside and flaky buttery inside. The chocolate is the best I've ever had. Their Bombolini is addictive. And now they have a sandwich bar. All the sandwiches are made with their freshly baked bread.

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Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Every time I go to Pavel's, I get the same thing: - an almond bear claw - a berry cream cheese danish My boyfriend and I split and share, so it's the best of both worlds. When I first started going to Pavel's, I jumped around their various pastry offerings. The bear claw and danish are the best they have... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This bakery is always crowded so, once again I tried it, this time for lunch! YUCK! My sandwich was huge, cumbersome to eat, boring and a waste of calories! Their portions of everything are huge and low quality. Why is so popular with other MUCH better eateries so close by?

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We walked to Pavels from our PG rental based on the good reviews and were not disappointed! Bought a baguette (still warm!) to take back; the apricot-peach Danish didn't make it past the benches out front - we ate it right there with a cup of coffee. Flaky crust, sweet/tart fruit - easily one of the best Danishes I've had.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Don't miss a stop here! It's so worth waking up early to get the chocolate croissants. Their Danishes are all superb! Their bread is also quite good. It's reasonably priced and I'd definitely visit again when in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Found this bakery gem on trip advisor while looking for a lunch spot! Raced up the street to get in line and got the next to the last loaf of farmers bread! So good! Our party of 6 enjoyed this fresh bread for breakfast every day we were there. Such a treat!

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Pacific Coast, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Dropped by to pick up some baked goods, showing them a coupon I have found in the paper that said, Come visit us and we'll give you a baguette as a Thank You. The woman behind the counter said the coupon was old. And it was old, I laughed and said I had been busy and just found time to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Stopped in at 3 which is late but there was almost nothing left. Two pastries we got were okay. One of us needed a sandwich and found a much better cafe.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The quality of the bread and pastries more than makes up for the coffee. No espresso coffee but the baking is wicked. 8 year old scoffed his way though a monster chocolate chip cookie.

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campdad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

While looking for fresh bread I was told this was the place to go and to go early. I was also warned that I would know when I was getting close by the smell; I hope heaven smells this good. As soon as you get out of the car the smell of baked goods and butter is intoxicating. Can you... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-643-2636
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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