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“Simply Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paris Bakery Cafe

Paris Bakery Cafe
271 Bonifacio Pl, Monterey, CA 93940-3042
831-646-1620
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Ranked #2 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Paris Bakery has two locations to better serve you. One is located in downtown Monterey, two blocks from Alvarado; and the other is in the center of Seaside on Broadway Ave. We are open seven days a week and offer indoor and outdoor seating for your convenience. We make a large variety of baked goods: fresh breads, breakfast pastries, cookies and French pastries. We use the best espresso and coffee beans for your coffee drinks to go with our exquisite pastries. We also have an amazing lunch menu with daily specials. We serve sandwiches, salads, soups, wraps, panini and a lot more. We also serve wine and beer. We make all products fresh daily from scratch, with all-naturals ingredients without preservatives or additives. We have been in business for more than 26 years. Family business. 271 Bonifacio Plaza, Monterey: open at 6am daily. 1232 Broadway Ave., Seaside: open at 7am daily.
Trinity
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Simply Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Thank you Trip Advisor, what a great find. I was having a craving for a pastry/dessert after avoiding them for over two months due to marathon training, and the Paris Bakery did not disappoint. I arrived about 6:30 AM and was greeted by the friendly owner who was happy to assist with my questions and even go I to the back to get additional cookies I requested. I walked out with three bags of pastries for our group and a French baguette just because it looked so good. Everything was delicious!
My only regret is that they do not have a location closer to my home in Florida.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Super pastries & cakes - coffee / tea also good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

What a great place to eat! Really good pastries sandwiches and more. Parking right outside - up to one hour - you can take your time to enjoy this really good cafe- they also have other snacks should you feel the need. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“A taste of Paris in monterey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We spotted this place driving past and decided it looked as if it would do a good, cheap lunch. It most certainly did! I had a small salads Nicoise and my husband had a chef's salad with chicken. The food was really good and flavoursome! My husband then had a custard brioche and coffee. All for under $18! I have no hesitation in recommending this cafe/bakery. The bread and cakes are as good as any you will find in France. ( in fact, probably better! )

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Merced, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great food at good prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My fiance and I went here for lunch. I ordered a pesto chicken panini and my fiance ordered a BLT. Both were amazing! His BLT was probably the biggest one I've ever seen. Also the prices were great considering we were in Monterey. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Pretty good with friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Had a couple pastries for breakfast and some coffee from here. Coffee was very good. I had a chocolate filled croissant that they heated for me. Perfectly flakey and chocolatey throughout. Loved it. Then I had a Almond Croissant...not sure how it was supposed to be texture wise but it was like it wasn't cooked in the center. The flavor was amazing but the texture began to gross me out. It's not like they were thick either, rather flat so I kind of think it was just the way that pastry is. I would definately go back but just ask more questions before I jump in.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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