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Cottage Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-6260
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice place for breakfast but don't be in a rush. It was good food and the service is good. Baby bangers are worth the try !

Thank lifeis2goodtimes
Philomath, Oregon
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hubs and I visited this restaurant because our first choice, Katy’s, was closed for vacation. The restaurant was very cozy and we were seated immediately on a Saturday morning. Service was prompt and efficient, but not very friendly. Food was good, but not memorable. Prices were reasonable for the location. Note that this restaurant is composed of two small rooms... More 

Thank 3CatMom
San Jose, California
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189 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Good selection of lunch and breakfast (all day!) options. The Kathy Cakes are really good, thick pancakes. My husband had the bagel, lox, and cream cheese platter, and was very satisfied. We also tried the artichoke soup, just cuz. It was ok-- kinda thick, nothing special if you asked me. There was no wait on a Sunday at 11:15. Friendly... More 

Thank Mike95128
Bountiful, Utah, United States
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Just a small restaurant, but very attentive service and great food! The English bangers are really great!

Thank Trish B
Indio, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

While exploring the streets of Caramel, the Cottage Restaurant was our choice for lunch. Go early, just when it is opening, or you will be in a line up. It is small, quaint, & bustling with activity. The tables are small & placed close together to get as many customers a seat to eat. Their claim to fame is the... More 

Thank Rox I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast food all day in a cute little place! I had an awesome omelette and they have mimosas.

Thank catski360
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Been several times. Food is great and good-size portions. Restaurant can be a little noisy and crowded, but it's worth the visit for the expansive menu choices. Staff is busy, but very accommodating.

Thank Beth527
San Rafael, California, United States
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My wife and I had the opportunity to enjoy The Cottage for breakfast/lunch. It is a family owned business with the food being home cooked recipes. All was fabulous. Highly recommended.

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Ventura, California
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234 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This restaurant is tucked between the shops on Lincoln St. in Carmel. It's not too big but there was no wait when we were there for breakfast. The food was very good and good service. They like to keep your coffee cup full, I like that! My wife had a yummy looking fruit bowl and I had bacon and eggs... More 

Thank Dan C
Saratoga, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a tiny little place in the heart of Carmel (a few doors off of Ocean Avenue), on Lincoln - very close to the Carmel Bay Company (which is on the corner of Lincoln and Ocean). I visit Carmel at least a half-dozen times each year, and I eat breakfast at The Cottage about 90% of the time. Their... More 

Thank Mike D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?