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Pavel's Backerei

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

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful bakery

We ended up coming here two days in a row--it was that good. We were there soon after it opened at 7:00 am, so there was no line. I had a breakfast roll which was a hearty multigrain roll filled with potato and a poached egg. We also tried the plain multigrain rolls, berry danish, cinnamon roll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
lazytrvler
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Virginia
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We ended up coming here two days in a row--it was that good. We were there soon after it opened at 7:00 am, so there was no line. I had a breakfast roll which was a hearty multigrain roll filled with potato and a poached egg. We also tried the plain multigrain rolls, berry danish, cinnamon roll, almond roll, and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is the best french bakery without having to go to France. All the breads and baked goods are baked in the French traditional way. Everything is wonderful. The choclate crissants are as big as your head and to die for. LOL. The line runs out the door as soon as they open in the morning and by noon most... More 

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Livingston, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Like the other reviews said, very small with a line out the door but very fast moving! Tried a few pastries & croissants -ALL scrumptious!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Based on TA reviews, we sought out this popular spot. At 11:45, there was a line at the counter and most of the few tables were full. This Is a more of a take-out place, which is fine, considering all of the wonderful places where one can have a picnic lunch in the area. We bought the only two remaining... More 

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Livermore, CA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is what all bakeries should aim to be. Quaint. Unpretentious. Bustling. Aromatic. Warm. Welcoming. After reading reviews, I have this to offer. If the line is out the door, just wait. The line moves quickly and just appears long because the shop is quite small. The staff is highly efficient and they recognize they need the numbers to work... More 

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Sonoma, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The pastries, breads, sandwiches, it's all so fresh and delicious. I go at least once, every time we visit Monterey. Located in Pacific Grove, this place really offers unique baked goods. unlike any I've had elsewhere. Quite rich and most pastries are enough for two...or even three people. I've told several people about Pavel's and they all love it!

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Green Valley, Arizona
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert
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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