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Cottage Restaurant

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Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-6260
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“artichoke soup” (28 reviews)
“bangers” (10 reviews)
“pancakes” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was most disappointed with the atmosphere at the Cottage Restaurant. I went for breakfast alone on a Sunday morning because my husband was running the Big Sur Marathon. The hostess asked me how many in my party. I said one and she gave a...More

1  Thank Daisysm0m
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

The Cottage is my place for breakfast. Nothing fancy. Just really good homemade breakfasts. The cottage potatoes are a can’t miss although the hash browns are pretty darn tasty as well. The Benedict’s are great. The banger sausages shouldn’t be missed, either. I’ve read some...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We called in for a light lunch the servers were knowledgeable professional and friendly We decided on a cup of their signature Artichoke Soup and we shared a Caesar salad with garlic bread. It was delicious and a perfect choice. We would highly recommend a...More

Thank BrendaEngland
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on Sunday around 12:30 for a lite lunch. This is a small place with tables close together. We were seated in about 5 minutes and the restaurant was packed. Service was slow but not sure if because of the crowd, kitchen or...More

Thank 042143
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Certainly there are fancier restaurants nearby, but I just really enjoy The Cottage. The food is excellent and the quirky architecture just makes it feel comfortable. The artichoke soup is a "must try" item.

Thank kingslugnut
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We had tasty sandwiches and sides in this very cute establishment. Very friendly service and staff made our children most welcome - highly recommended.

Thank SimonP2112
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Quaint breakfast spot with excellent egg dishes and pancakes. Very friendly staff, homey atmosphere.

Thank Ceci T
Reviewed March 20, 2018

We had breakfast here. They initially put us at a table that really did not accomodate 2 people. I had to ask to be moved to a table that would comfortably seat us. The food was good but not outstanding. The service was average.

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding service, very friendly and guest oriented staff! The breakfast eggs with potatoes where really good! And for what you get the price is very reasonable. Thank you.

Thank Gory93
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Among all the restaurants and shops on the streets of Carmel by the Sea; make sure you find this one; you won't be disappointed! They serve breakfast all day and the pancakes are huge and amazing! The salads are sumptuous and large as well; the...More

Thank Sue V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-6260
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