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Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant

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47540 California 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
18316670520
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 300
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick stop for a treat

Stopped off for a quick treat. Had the chocolate chip walnut scone and the chocolate chip banana bread. Both were very good. $9.00 for both so a little pricey. We were there in mid afternoon so not busy and still a few treats left, but it was off season.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Runnergirlx2
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Utah
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Sao Paulo, SP
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bakery and restaurant was pretty ordinary one on the road. Nothing special. At least when I visit they only had plain croissants. They have a gas station. Good cappuccino but pricey.

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Thank RafaelHerthel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing dinner- fresh, healthy, and a better bang for your buck than the other restaurants in the area. Casual but intimate. Great service. And from my husband the pizza lover "Best pizza I've ever had... Ever!" Whatever is in that wood fire oven is working wonders!

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1 Thank Cindy M
Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For sure the best way to start your day is with a great breakfast, and this is the place where you want to do it in Big Sur. Fresh and organic products combined together for very rich flavors, nice selection of teas and a great bakery with a lot of gluten free options.

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Thank Cristian M
Scotts Valley, California
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were here last year there had been a change of management. The waitress enthusiastically talked us into one of the worst pizzas we have ever endured. This year they really have it together. Our service was excellent and the dishes were all delicious. We did not try the pizza however.

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Thank Richardhencke
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm British. I don't use the word awesome. But the coffee here is awesome! And so are the pastries. And the staff are great too...we got some great advice about planning our hikes and where to go. Be prepared to pay a high price just like everywhere in Big Sur. Highly recommended.

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Thank TheSticksman
Utah
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off for a quick treat. Had the chocolate chip walnut scone and the chocolate chip banana bread. Both were very good. $9.00 for both so a little pricey. We were there in mid afternoon so not busy and still a few treats left, but it was off season.

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Thank Runnergirlx2
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here to buy some sandwiches and snacks for our walk/hike in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. The service at the counter was friendly but it took more than 25 minutes for them to make and package up 2 sandwiches!! Take out does not seem to be common here--I was the only person waiting for takeout while there were a... More 

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Thank Traveler9523
Haifa, Israel
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boring food and overpriced.Bean soup lacked flavor and salad in soup and salad plate was too small. Olives in oil were great, so we added oil to boring bean soup to spice it up.Good thing we new how to save the dish.

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Thank DKF4949
San Francisco
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located next to the Shell Gas Station, the Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant is a charmingly quaint eatery located immediately south of the post office on Highway 1. The warming interior, with a blazing fire and friendly staff, greets road-weary travelers who have spent hours driving the winding roads of coastal california and tend to be in dire need of... More 

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Thank mrnoah78
Salida, Colorado
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's expensive and a mecca for hipsters, but as long as you are ready for that scene, it is SO worth stopping in for a visit (or a few). The pastries, coffees, sandwiches and chai lattes were exceptional (and priced accordingly). We continue to laugh about the lumber sexual barista telling us he needed the honey back for his production... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47540 California 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: 18316670520

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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