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Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant

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47540 California 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Big Sur Bakery on a recent trip down the PCH, and was very impressed! I had a fried chicken sandwich, topped with pimiento cheese and honey. It was phenomenal! The service was great, the atmosphere was perfect, and the line was reasonable. The line grew much longer as we were leaving, so I guess we got lucky. I... More 

Thank Bowmanator22
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and atmosphere and a really lovely place. We had squid that was superb, tuna and pizzas. Everything was perfect. The side dishes are absolutely delicious and could be served on their own they were so good (especially the risotto!) Nicely busy indoor or outdoor seating, a great informal dinner place.

Thank J B
Bonita Springs, Florida
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving Big Sur is an adventure unto itself, with GPS not always available. We drove past this and had to turn around, as its tucked behind a gas station. But it's worth the effort. We had heard they had the best sourdough bread around but unfortunately they were out of it by the time we got there. We also had... More 

Thank cohanzie65
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have heard great things about this place for breakfast, but we visited for dinner. Unfortunately, we must have been here on an off night. I felt sorry for the server, who was working hard to make the most of a bad situation. We waited at least 30 minutes after ordering before she came out and told us the dish... More 

Thank Dana G
Healdsburg, California
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked the feeling an old town bakery and the pastries were wonderful. Self service was a little weird, the beautiful pastries were served in a cardboard dish, hard to cut with a knife and fork and paper to-go cups were O.K. A simple thing like a ceramic plate would compliment the nice pastries, give them some respect! The... More 

Thank Mickey H
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, bacon and a sweet flaky croissant type pastry. So good. The iced americanos were strong and delicious. Always a great stop in Big Sur but seemed even better than I remember in the past. Stop in here and treat yourself! Also a very cute back garden seating area.

Thank Erinkimsf
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting choices. Got there at 12:40 and bakery case was empty except for a few bran muffins. We each had a sandwich and nothing else and our bill was $32. No chips, no drinks. You order at counter and they deliver to table. Tasty and big portions, but no extras (except for a mini carrot garnish). We went across street... More 

Thank heather02359
Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in on family ride down Rt. 1 for a few items at the bakery. Don't typically get too fired up about pricing, but, $12 for a few pre-wrapped chocolate chip cookies really rubbed me the wrong way. Frankly, I never looked but definitely did not expect it either. Not the worst cookies (average) but watch the prices....way too much.... More 

Thank DS S
Springfield, Missouri
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Big Sur area for a Photography Workshop, and the leader suggested this bakery. Several of us were standing in line outside when they opened at 8am the following morning. The early morning trek there was well worth it!

Thank MsNormaJean
Montreal, Canada
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was amazing! So good we went back the next night but they were closed. the pizza was amazing and they have a great beer selection. A must in Big Sur

Thank ShaunT22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47540 California 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: 18316670520

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?