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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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Bountiful, Utah, United States
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Trish B
Indio, California
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank catski360
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Beth527
San Rafael, California, United States
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank Bill M
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 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 

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Thank Dan C
Saratoga, California
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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 

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Thank Mike D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice breakfast with my wife at the cottage. Buck wheat pancakes with bangers was delicious along with omelette. Good service and tasty food

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Thank Mark B
Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Spend the day roaming around Carmel while driving along the California coastline this Summer. Found this cute little cafe hidden amongst art galleries and eateries. Quaint, quiet, lovely for sitting in a corner and drinking a cafe latte or tea with biscuits, jam or baguettes, or just people watch. Suggestion: sit next to the window or outside if its not... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

While it's in the downtown area, it's a little "off the beaten path" and feels like you're walking into someone's home. We found the lunch service excellent, and the fruit salad was one of the most amazing we'd ever seen in a restaurant. Portion sizes were more than adequate, with nice American fare. Soup, sandwich and salad options, or you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?