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“Small and personal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Baum & Blume & Carriage House

Baum & Blume & Carriage House
4 El Caminito Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9638
831-659-0400
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Ranked #16 of 24 Restaurants in Carmel Valley
Cuisines: European
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Small and personal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Food was quite good. Staff were friendly and helpful. Sit in the beer garden if you can and enjoy the blue jays.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Carmel Valley, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Carmel Valley Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I have discovered the most charming café. Baum and Blume & The Carriage House is located in Carmel Valley Village, just off of Carmel Valley Rd at 4 El Caminito Rd. The Cafe is open Monday through Saturday offering a lunch and dinner menu with a waffle breakfast on Saturdays. The menu changes weekly and each Saturday, they offer 2 different flavor waffles. Their cuisine is absolutely amazing.

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining 12 library staff for a last minute birthday breakfast celebration. The owners accommodated us by opening early and preparing a special menu. The breakfast menu consisted of 3 delectable gourmet options (Avocado Huevos Rancheros, Orange-scented Belgian Waffle with Blueberries and Citrus Cream and Warm Soufflé Egg Roulade) and the service was impeccable. As a special treat, Baum and Blume surprised us birthday girls with a gourmet truffle for dessert.

The library staff left the Café feeling happy and content with a shared enthusiasm, anticipating the next quarterly birthday celebration.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monterey, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“one of the best kept secrets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

A small gem of a place. Hand-picked well thought-out store and handcrafted food offer so much to look forward to as you drive into Carmel Valley Village (yes, there is such a thing.)

There is a beautiful outside seating if the weather is good, and the holiday mailer they send out is a lot of fun. This is a family owned place and they put a lot of effort into everything they do.

Price is not unreasonable considering the remote location and given that they cook everything from scratch on-site. Given the quality, care and attention, they are down right well priced. The open house is always fun and a foodie love affair.
Be prepared to stick around for your next round of hors d'oeuvres and their recounting of trips and food.

Their expertise on food shows at every turn. Whatever is on the special, get it!!

There is a big growth of cactus by the parking, so watch your kids!

Ladies, say hi to Derek if he is minding the store when you go there. He is really nice.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel Valley
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“A gem for consistency & unique offerings within Carmel Valley Village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

The food, festivities, boutique and folks are always delightful at this very creative and deightful establishment. In my 10 years of selecting some gourmet take-out at the end of a day , attending their special events (dinners, St. Patrick Day's luncheon with guests, an annual Holiday venue) or stepping into the Carriage House for a gift, card or plant, I've been extremely pleased with Baum & Blume fare. Everyone listens to what you may like and suggests how your appetite or interests may best be met. For visitors, it's a real find in between wine tasting or a special event, whlie for locals like me, it's so easy to swing by after a postal run and check out the displayed menu on El Caminito or their website to see the generous extent of their daily offerings. As caterers, B&B selections are clients consider them must have and top-notch! They are an active, welcome presence to Monterey Penisula food affairs and charitable venues, where their presentations and energies are distinctively in the top of the class with their freshness and welcomed flourishes. Go discover and return again to enjoy Baum & Blume's unique offerings. (And The Carriage House, too!).

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Skip It!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2008

Don't even bother. Rude elderly female owner. They over charge for everything!!!

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