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Pavel's Backerei

219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
831-643-2636
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

The raving reviews are not totally justified. The pastries are very good and sizable. On the other hand, the clerk who "served" us was inhospitable and dour.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The main reason I would go back to Pacific Grove would be to have the warm cream cheese crumble at this bakery. I hope they consider mail orders as my craving for this place won't go away. It is an absolute MUST stop if you are anywhere in the area.

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Everything was great - but don't overlook the farmers breakfast brotchen. We ate one everyday of our trip! Chocolate and plain croissants among the best we've had. Nicest employees, good coffee too. A can't miss in the area.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

here's a cheery little bakery, part french, part local. the line can be long, but the wait is worth it. what an interesting selection. some of the best pasatries i've ever had, but you have to try the farmers bread!

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Pleasanton, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very popular. Closed Sunday and Monday. Sells out nearly every day so go early. Large parties. Plan to share. My grandson's donut overhung a 9 inch plate. Prices are very low for the product delivered. Plan to take it home to eat as seating is very limited and you share the space with the waiting line.

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Monterey, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

OMG! Why hadn’t I been here before?!! Everything is so delicious and perfect. The Chocolate Bavarian cream bombolini was amazing and the cream inside was to die for! The mixed berry Danish was the best I have ever had. On top of that, we paid $7.5 for the bombolini, the Danish, and two coffees! Can’t beat that. Everything is fresh... More

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We (with wife, daughter and son-in-law) arrived in Pacific Grove late Saturday night for a week's vacation. Sunday was a full day, but I had done my homework, and Pavel's was at the top of my list, so it was off early Monday morning to get pastries for everybody's breakfast. Okay, I hadn't done my homework well enough to have... More

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Toronto
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Although ordering over the phone was a bit of a challenge; the end product was amazing. The best lemon cake I have ever had. Absolute perfection. We were only here to pick up baked goods but it won't let me select desert from below!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I love everything here - from cookies to sandwiches. Everything is so simple, yet delicious. Their cinnamon rolls are massive! Their fresh bread is divine. If you're in the area, swing by here and pick up a pastry or sandwich (depending on the time of day) and take a drive down the coast - picnic somewhere pretty. Their prices are... More

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Bethesda, MD
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Pavvel produce amazingly good and original breads, but they're usually gone by early afternoon. The place is quite crowded in the morning.

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