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Carmel Bakery

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Ocean Ave. between Dolores & Lincoln Streets, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8885
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, we had plans for dinner and couldn't really indulge too much. It was just too hard to walk by the window full of so many delicious looking temptations. We got a couple of cannolis and didn't regret them one bit. They were fresh and creamy and just what you hope for when getting a cannoli. Good thing we had... More 

Thank Julia B
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277 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard to stroll down Ocean without stopping in. They have amazing coconut macaroons... stop in and buy one for yourself...or get a bunch of other delightful looking goodies...

Thank Tahoe2
Maple Ridge, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What lovely aroma! lots of choices. Settled on a delicious, fresh cinnamon bun & hot chocolate for a snack & later returned for a great turkey sandwich at lunch. A local lady said she eats there regularly because of quality & price. It's very popular so often crowded but a short wait usually yields a table. Staff are very on... More 

Thank travellerJ7581QS
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect stop to grab sandwiches and treats on the way to the beach. Whilst the bread is fresh and the fillings tasty, they do not wash their lettuce. And worse, I think this is policy. The first time, I thought we were just unlucky when I removed the cheese for my daughter and noticed brown dirt on the cheese which... More 

Thank Cherryalmond
Northeast Tennessee
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202 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in for an evening snack. Ordered a Crispy, Biscotti and 2 small cookies and two cups of tea. The Crispy wasn’t very tasty and the Biscotti was good. The cookies were good. The tea was good. Just an average bakery.

Thank Tennessee_Nomads
Ventura, California
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229 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We stopped in here our first day in Carmel. We had a very good sandwich and had a hard time deciding which pastry to have. We decided on a canoli which was very good. I had a turkey sandwich and my wife had a bowl of soup. The display of the pastry's is really something to see. Everyone stops to... More 

Thank Dan C
Carmel, California
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Carmel Bakery preexists the incorporating of the city by ten years. They are an onsite bakery, making all of their baked goods there, starting early in the morning. Offered are an assortment of sweet and savory baked goods from their own recipes and from the long-gine Wishert's Bakery that was up the street. They also have ice cream and sandwiches.

Thank JonSCalifornia
Oakland, CA
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220 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

There are piles of baked goods! This place, on Carmel's mains hopping street, was very crowded on a Saturday morning, but the lines moved fast. We had croissants, which were good, and a big pretzel. ( If you're from NYC, n.b.--although it looked similar, the pretzel did not taste like one of those wonderful hot pretzels from street vendors in... More 

Thank calinurse
Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We just love this place, as do many of the locals. The pastries are wonderful. They also serve coffee, breakfast and lunch. While there are a few tables inside, this is more of a takeout place. The staff is friendly and the bakery goods are plentiful. We always make sure to stop whenever we are in Carmel. This bakery is... More 

Thank mrpeterssports
Turlock, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Oldest bakery in Carmel. Worth it!! Coffee, Pastries & great Breakfast Burrito. People watching too!

Thank Jeff H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ocean Ave. between Dolores & Lincoln Streets, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-8885

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