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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“bangers” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall a nice breakfast, in spite of the lady (the owner, I'd guess) who seemed angry that we didn't have reservations (which you can only make by calling). We were told that the wait would be 30 minutes but it was actually not more than...More

Thank jillats
Reviewed May 28, 2017

I was in Carmel for Memorial Day weekend and had breakfast at The Cottage twice. Very busy little place but always able to get seated quickly. Service is fast, the menu has a great variety, and the coffee is delicious. Their french toast is amazing...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed May 4, 2017

My friends and I stopped at this place for breakfast and enjoyed it. Good quantity and quality a a reasonable price. Katy cakes (small pancakes) were excellent. Service was slow. Need to go down a step to get on the level for the restrooms. Not...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Over many years, we've revisited 'The Cottage' for reliably delicious b'fasts...in central Carmel & hard to match for ambiance, service & really good food. Pancakes & waffles, yum!

1  Thank wildswanDelaware
Reviewed March 28, 2017

We enjoy Cottage for both breakfast and lunch which has great food, service, latte's, but on this visit we tried the artichoke soup--AWESOME!!!!!!!! A must try. We even brought it home.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Classics diner menu for breakfast, don't miss the chorizo sausage. Seldom a line here, and no rush to get you out the door once seated. We will definitely be visiting more often, and trying the lunch menu.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed December 21, 2016

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 !

1  Thank lifeis2goodtimes
Reviewed December 17, 2016

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...More

Thank 3CatMom
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...More

Thank Mike95128
Reviewed December 2, 2016

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

Thank Trish B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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