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From Scratch Restaurant

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3626 The Barnyard, LOWER LEVEL OF COMPLEX, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Nevada City, California
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We make it a point to stop here for breakfast at least once each time we visit the area. Their breakfasts are unsurpassed, and each creation is prepared to perfection.

Thank Bob H
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Before the horrible Sobranes Fire started on July 22, 2016, on the weekends I was in the habit of walking the Carmel River trail for at least an hour, and then stopping at From Scratch for breakfast or brunch. This is a friendly, unpretentious place with delicious food made "from scratch." I favor their breakfast items- the eggs benedict and... More 

Thank Maja057
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jewel in an idyllic Cali town... Staff was friendly and offered to take pictures for us. Food had great portions, was fresh and satisfying. Can't wait to come back.

Thank Steve L
San Mateo, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hungry. Nancy suggested we go here. I was game to try anything new. Food was fab...for breakfast! Service was excellent! The servers were VERY attentive and concerned that we were pleased. Ambiance is cozy and comfortable. I would got back here every time I go to Carmel.

1 Thank Passion82travel
Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barnyard shopping complex looked deserted but From Scratch was jumping for breakfast. I'm a cheese blintz fan, and these were quite good, with berries and sweet cheese. Very large portions. Strong service. Tables a bit close but need to pay the rent, right?

Thank Taichionthebeach
Carmel, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many choices for breakfast and lunch in the Carmel area, and this is one of the better ones. Nothing fancy, just good old-fashioned traditional American dishes. Excellent eggs Benedict (and variations). Good, but not great, service. Note, it can be hard to find. If you're on the main level, meaning that you walked uphill, head towards Billy Quon's... More 

1 Thank JonSCalifornia
Addison, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast here the first morning and never went anywhere else. The staff is incredibly friendly. Every server watches every table so there is never an empty cup of coffee. Really a very relaxing start to the day.

Thank I M
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow hard for me to give a restaurant this title as I have been lucky to experience quite a few good breakfast venues on holiday here in the USA. However I think the combination of excellent service and great food that this place provides is unique. The food is well presented and there are many different combinations . My Vegan... More 

Thank TheRadi0man
Okemos, Michigan
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here two days in a row for breakfast because it was so good. There were five of us and we all had something different and everyone loved what they had. Portions are generous and everything is fresh. Biscuits, jam, fruit all terrific. Big place with the outdoor seating. Service was friendly and fast.

Thank Momcook3
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came on a Monday morning before it filled up (which it did!) and had a great meal. We ordered the Scratch Skillet and the buttermilk pancakes. So flavorful, & generous portions! Good Bloody Marys too! Make sure to stop here for a memorable brunch while visiting Carmel!

Thank TJDAndrea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $9
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3626 The Barnyard, LOWER LEVEL OF COMPLEX, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 18316252448
Located in the LOWER level of the Barnyard Shopping Village - below Bay Bikes. The back stairs face Highway One. Since 1977, this charming, family owned restaurant has been serving breakfast and lunch made from the freshest of ingredients lovingly prepared by an expert chef. From Eggs Benedict to made-to-order omelettes to the best Huevos Rancheros around, it's impossible to beat their award-winning breakfasts. The restaurant is available for private parties in the evening. Enjoy your meal inside next to the fireplace or outside on remodeled patio. Pet friendly! We hope to see you soon.

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