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Little Swiss Cafe

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6th Avenue And Dolores, Between Lincoln and Mission, Carmel, CA 93922
831-624-5007
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for breakfast, our waitress was unpleasant and rude. Particularly sarcastic when we asked her why it was called the Swiss Cafe! (Spoiler the original owner was Swiss, apparently you are deemed thick if you don't know this) Over $60 for breakfast for 3 one assumes would pay for a friendly waitress, apparently not! Food was ok, average portions. Waitress... More 

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Nevada City, California
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem a block off Ocean Avenue has always been a friendly spot for lunch, with great food and awesome murals on the walls depicting European scenes. A very pleasant spot, with ultra friendly staff.

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Thank Bob H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little restaurant. Breakfast was excellent! The menu has something for everyone! We stopped for breakfast before heading down to Big Sur. It was definitely worth a stop!! Strongly recommend.

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Thank Gabriellemaas
Carmel, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quaint place to eat that looks like a little Swiss Inn. Family owned. Our family eats breakfast there often and enjoy the excellent selection of breakfast variety. My favorite is eggs and chicken apple sausage, plus hashbrowns. The homemade raisin toast and jam is a must Cash only. Have to sign up for seating on a first come first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The little Swiss Cafe has a great atmosphere. We ordered pancakes with maple and pecan. Very nice pancakes, not the small little thick pancakes but the large slightly thinner ones, they were great for rolling up the pecans a sauce. There was plenty of maple syrup and they tasted really good. The rest of the family had eggs bacon pancakes... More 

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Carmel, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, quaint, been there for 100 years, well not quite but a very long time excellent breakfast, very friendly staff and fery attentive to your needs. I am local and whenever I have company that is the to go place for breakfast. They do not take credit cards, so be sure that you have cash on hand. My granddaughter's favorite... More 

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Thank Travel472014
Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband is quite partial to an American breakfast and he said of all the places we visited on our recent 18 night trip through California, that this was the best he had! It's a lovely little setting and the locals are friendly and are happy to strike up conversation. If you're visiting Carmel, definitely go here!

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Thank leannec1984
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Three of us went for a late breakfast or early lunch. It's kitschy inside, but the food was good and service fine. Would return for breakfast or lunch.

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Thank Joyce S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

they have the most fantastic pancakes. The only place I will eat pancakes. They are so friendly there. Have eaten there for years, on every visit to Carmel.

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Thank Carole F
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you're staying in Carmel overnight, you'll want a great breakfast in the morning. Do yourself a favor and check out the Little Swiss Café. Get up early, and walk on down there, put your name on the list, and wait a little while (maybe 20 minutes on average). The wait is definitely worth it! I've had delicious meals here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $9
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Swiss, International, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 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?