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Wild Goose Bakery Cafe

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18 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
(831) 659-5052
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6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Carmel, California, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Wild Goose has the best coffee in the Valley and the best freshly baked goods! They also have sandwiches and breakfast burritos, but their coffee and muffins are delicious!

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Thank Marta B
Carmel, California
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Don't go there if you are in a hurry. But otherwise pastries are the best. Always fresh, from local organic produce. The best soups, sandwiches. Highly recommended.

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Thank SusieFD
Carmel Valley, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Still quirky but that's what they do If you are in hurry go to Starbucks Go there for the coffee the baked goods and the humanity show Try talking to the rude dude! Deriding a local business when you live here isn't the best practice

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Thank michael c
San Leandro, CA
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

I don't know if this is a locals only place, but I wanted to walk out as soon as I could. Counter person was talking to someone in the back the whole time I was ordering. Did not feel comfortable to ask about parties but I got a small cinnamon roll and small coffee for almost $8. Not a good... More 

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

If you need an early breakfast in the Carmel Valley Village area, this is your spot. All of the bakery items are homemade, so if you go too early (before 8:00) several of the bakery specialties might not be ready. My husband loved the Kona coffee. Locally-run and short-staffed so don't go if in a hurry.

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Thank Kristi J
California
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

The coffee and coffee drinks are good. The baked items are good as well, not great, but good. The problem lies with the owner: if someone else helps you at the counter you are OK. The owner is grumpy and not friendly. If I am going to spend $$ on coffee, I will spend it where someone at least greets... More 

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Thank momincv
Carmel Valley, California
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Cute quirky nice folks local hang out great coffee friendly dog friendly casual fun !!! Wonderful owners make everyone welcome and are chatty great bakery ice cream soup snack sandwiches something new every day !! Someone new every day !! Love it go now !! Jana Bradford RE Broker 831-915-0522

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Thank Jana B
San Jose, California
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Funky little coffee shop with home made pastries some glutin free. Nice place to visit if you want a relaxe place to go and drink coffee. Seating area both inside and out.

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Thank Robert E
London
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91 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

A sticker on the counter asks you to "resist corporate coffee" - this place is a great reason to do so. If you are staying at a local hotel and don't want to pay crazy prices for breakfast or are just passing thru - you must stop here. Very good home baked muffins and cakes to accompany very good coffee... More 

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United States
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Best place to get caught up on the all the gossip in Carmel Valley over a cup of coffee and freshly baked goods. You'll always find something to warm your heart and your mug. Free wifi, too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: (831) 659-5052

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