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Pavel's Backerei

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219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
831-643-2636
Today
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

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Best bakery in town for morning father-daughter time!

Loved the cookies! (They went away so fast!) only downside: Pastries were GIANT, so it was hard to get a sweet, bite sized treat. Farmers bagel was off the wall!;) As was the farmers bread loaf and charred compagna bread. And they have the biggest and best chocolate croissant ever. Super service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
John F
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Austin, Minnesota
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Austin, Minnesota
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the cookies! (They went away so fast!) only downside: Pastries were GIANT, so it was hard to get a sweet, bite sized treat. Farmers bagel was off the wall!;) As was the farmers bread loaf and charred compagna bread. And they have the biggest and best chocolate croissant ever. Super service, great food and you feel good supporting a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We really loved this place. The quality of the baked goods is fantastic though not exactly healthy. It's a very fun and different experience from your standard bakery.

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californiadesert
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We discovered this bakery and go there every week to get their Farmer's bread. Wonderful quality. Their pastries are perfect as well.

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Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I have been going here for three or four years now and you can't go wrong with anything you get. Don't forget the breads, they are great but often overlooked due to all the great pastries. Remember, they are closed on Sunday and Monday so plan ahead.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We found this place on tripadvisor and had to check it out! We bought 1 donut and 1 croissant to feed our family of four, they were so huge. Even better, they tasted great!

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Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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: Dessert, Bakery
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?