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“Best cookies grab a dozen” 4 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 #3 of 267 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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.
San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best cookies grab a dozen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Best cookies! Fresh out of the oven all day, the place was jamming all afternoon could not wait for lunch table but came back for goodies. We has 2 dozen of the best cookies I have had in a long time. I love the chocolate oatmeal they are sinless!

Visited July 2014
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Sacramento, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“C'est Magnifique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Walked in on Bastille Day to find a gorgeous array of delicious pastries, and people speaking French. They gave away beautiful sugar cookies in honor of the big day. We sat outside, enjoyed coffee and almond croissants. Any choice is a great choice. Reminds me of the Gayle's Bakery in Capitola, Ca. Perfect morning. Seating inside and out. Within walking distance of the downtown and warf. Bon Appetite!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“A bit of Paris in sunny CA!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were excited to come here after reading the good reviews and having travelled to Paris before. It is located near the downtown area of Monterey and wasn't too hard to find as we drove into town from SanFran. Parking is limited- we had to drive around the block a few times to find a spot along the street. It is not a fancy place, but cute and old-fashioned. They have a good choice of items on the menu and we settled on sandwiches. Prices are good - esp. if you are on a budget or have a large family. Seating was limited as we were there near lunchtime but found a table within 5 minutes of ordering. The tables line the windows and you order directly across at the counter. They will bring your food to you. Our sandwiches were really good and as we ate, couldn't help but gaze over at the far counter lined with delicious looking french pastries and breads. So, my daughter and I walked over and took about 5 minutes of "ooh-ing and ah-ing" before we made a decision. A croissant, 2 creme-filled long johns, which were a bit sweeter than ones in Paris - but really good all the same. We left, hoping to come back during our short stay but didn't get the chance. This is a place worth finding!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong at lunchtime!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch here.......the sandwiches were delicious and we followed up with delicious pastries. There was a bit of a mixup with one of our sandwiches, but we weren't in a hurry so it was fine.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brentwood, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We love coming here. The sandwiches are great, and we love picking out some of the french pastries. Our favorites are the berry tarts and the mini princess cakes!

Visited June 2014
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