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Little Swiss Cafe

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6th Avenue And Dolores, Between Lincoln and Mission, Carmel, CA 93922
+1 831-624-5007
Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Carmel, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recommend many out of town friends and travelers, Love the pancakes and it is is extra, but they offer REAL Maple Syrup.

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Thank Asa J
Martinez, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy going to Carmel and we also enjoy going out for our breakfast. Again, we went to the Little Swiss Cafe in down town Carmel. The place is small but we always find a table. The place is truly Swiss and the Swiss pancakes are excellent. Our service was very good and our meals always satify our taste... More 

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Thank timothy r
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little Swiss Cafe is a cute and cozy place with homemade-like tasty food. Obviously the best place for the breakfast in the city.

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Centennial, Colorado
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the nicest people we met while in Carmel. Obviously a place frequented by locals. The food is really good (pancakes are really more like crepes, but delicious). Be aware it is CASH only.

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Thank jeldenbailey
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

This was a little place but our service was excellent even though they were crowded. It appears to be popular with the locals and it was recommended to us from a gentleman who lives in Carmel. The pancakes are more like crepes but leave you feeling full with being stuffed. Definitely would go again. The staff was friendly and very... More 

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Thank lifeis2goodtimes
Carmel, California
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I took a visitor from overseas here for breakfast as she wanted to experience the whole American breakfast thing. We thought the Little Swiss Cafe looked cute (and it was very cute inside for sure). We were a little disappointed that our waitress couldn't even crack a smile though. She also seemed a bit impatient with us (I asked 3... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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183 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Little place with strange name because what you can get is more Mexican or American food. The service was very friendly. They serve breakfast till they close. The pancakes were great.

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Thank Carla1100
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here passing through Carmel and had a great breakfast. Cash only and very small so be prepared for that. The burrito was huge and delicious!

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Thank Abby B
Carmel, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Delicious breakfast and a place for local's to greet and eat for generations. I love the omelette with the creamed spinach, so good! Their pancakes and waffles are legendary too!

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Thank Exerciseexpert
Carmel, California
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198 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The Little Swiss Cafe, a local institution, is a great place for breakfast or lunch. Breakfast being our favorite time to visit - with a wide and varied selection of items. The prices are reasonable and the service is great. Eggs Benedicts are fantastic and we often order a side of Hollandaise sauce to go with our omelettes. They also... 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
$5 - $9
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6th Avenue And Dolores, Between Lincoln and Mission, Carmel, CA 93922
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-5007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?