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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, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 143
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  • 23
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 1
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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
A must visit each time in this area!!!!

Get there early as they close when they sell out! This time I tried the Breakfast roll which was filled with potato/cheese/egg inside a farmers bun. Also bought a loaf of that bread to bring home. It is delicious toasted!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
June K
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Walnut Creek, California, USA
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Walnut Creek, California, USA
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get there early as they close when they sell out! This time I tried the Breakfast roll which was filled with potato/cheese/egg inside a farmers bun. Also bought a loaf of that bread to bring home. It is delicious toasted!

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Thank June K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic bread and pastries that are among the best you will find, regardless of location. Get there early, and cash only. The berries and cheese pastry is particularly exceptional. It is a small place, the the flavor is big!

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Thank Michael T
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a line out the door every morning for good reason. It's pastries are delicious and often generous in size, and breads are just fantastic.

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Thank Susan H
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Incomparable. Period. Get here early or risk missing out. They used to post normal hours. Now it's 7 am until they're sold out! Closed Sunday and Monday.

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Thank Larry S
Monterey Peninsula, California
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

When I moved to PG, I was feeling pretty smug knowing all the cool local places including this gem. But now the word is out so I guess I have to brave the long lines and share some of the most amazing pastry. Prices have gone up but the value remains. Sandwiches are now available and occasionally if you time... More 

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Thank Viajera59
Monterey Peninsula, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Amazing pastry, my fav are the chocolate croissant and the toffee donuts, very generous size. Remember to bring cash with you...

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Thank g0urmet101
Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I visit Pavel's regularly. It's my go-to hometown bakery. The pastries are worth a special side trip for anyone visiting the Monterey Peninsula who appreciates rich, thick, crusty pastries. My personal favorites are the bearclaws and cinammon rolls. Go early, as they are usually sold out by late morning.

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Thank Runningboy
Santa Barbara, Ca
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Pavel's is a unique bakery. It is the kind of place that becomes addictive. The farmer's bread is a meal by itself. We went there just to buy bread, but then we saw the giant bear claws and donuts, each the size of a small bike tire. We bowed to our sweet tooth and went home with bread and pastries.... More 

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Thank spaventa
Napa, California
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We stopped to pick up some fresh bread and some bomboloni, delightful Italian style doughnuts. We went back every day to get more bread including some to take home. Staff is very attentive, line could be long and they only take cash, but you got to go and try it. The place closes once they are out of stuff to... More 

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Sacramento
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Fairly nondescript from the street. The experience as you step through the door the wafts of baked goods instantly grab your attention. The hardest part of the visit is choosing. We were just picking up one pastry and ended up with three. All were heaven sent and quality.

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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