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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There’s always something going on at this place. Someone is always not there or there’s an emergency. It’s never open when it says it is. I like this place but I’ve given up at going here. I’ve been let down too many times to even...try buying from here.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022 via mobile

The workers here act like they hate their lives. Said the bare minimum and acted like me being there was the worst part of their day lol. She even had both of her air pods in so maybe she just didn’t even hear me talking...haha. I got an iced vanilla latte. They didn’t have vanilla just sugar free vanilla. Espresso was bitter and just overall did not enjoy this drink. Won’t come here again :(More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

Sloppy service, only half an order remembered. 2 trips back to counter needed to get just a couple of coffees and a couple of snacks. Assistant too busy fiddling with their phone to serve customers. Not surprising cafe was empty. We certainly wouldn't give it...even 1 star.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2021 via mobile

At first the service was fine, I had bought a cup of coffee for my wife.. a few minutes later the cup was leaking through the bottom and so we returned hoping to get a new cup. There was another couple inside and we were...asked to wait outside until they were finished (their Covid protocol) well they only had one attendant for the whole place working register and barista. So we just decided to leave after a few minutes of waiting (our group was waiting on us). I ended up getting a cup from another shop at the beginning of the wharf with great service. I had been here once before and it was poor service then, this was me giving a second chance.. definitely won’t go back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

We only stopped in for coffee but were intrigued by the individual care given to each order. And to see how they brew tea! It almost made me wish I was a tea drinker.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

On the wharf there is a surfeit of places selling the same sort of candy and seafood restaurants (understandable) but this place is a breath of fresh air if you just want. A bite to eat and a recharge. Very clean, nice style and friendly...staff. We got tea coffee and sandwiches, they don’t have a large food selection but it makes sense given the competition nearby.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019

For a nice cup of tea, we went to Water and Leaves. Its on the Fisherman Wharf area of Monterey. Service was good.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

The name is deceiving, but yes they do serve coffee. they also specialize in several local honeys. Very clean place located on Old Fisherman's Wharf. Good place to get your morning coffee before Whale watching

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

Our first visit as we were strolling along the wharf. Very clean and inviting inside. The staff was quite friendly and assisted us in our selections from the organic, local ,sustainable menu. Coffee and tea were delicious. The pastries looked inviting however we did resist...our temptation this time.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

A great spot for a cup of tea/coffee and grabbing a pastry/snack for breakfast/morning break. They had plenty of choice and a fancy tea machine the likes of which I've not seen before, to brew thr tea before it gets to the tea pot. A...lovely location along the pier and a clean and fresh interior, matching the welcoming and friendly staff.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

I headed straight here after whale watching. The latte was outstanding and just what I needed to cap off a wonderful experience. I had an almond croissant, also very fresh and tasty. Lovely place to sit in the sun on the wharf. They also have...a nice quiet place to sit in the back overlooking the water. They have an impressive offering of local honey!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The baristas are on their A game. The scrumptious croissants are delectable and the view is great. We went on our way in to Big Sur and again before hitting the highway back south. Sea otters playing out back, seals playing out front, cool underwater...diving birds, boats, and people watching with all the sounds you’d expect in the bay. Love.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

First I must say that the ladies working there were courteous and helpful. However the coffee tasted weak and terrible. It was expensive too, one size (small) $2.95. If you want good coffee, go somewhere else.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

Found this place while walking on Fishermans Wharf . Great find latte was fantastic & was cool watching the way they make their tea. Cute inside & had a little seating area outside for water view

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

They have a wide variety of teas (made in a really neat automated contraption) as well as local honey and a full coffee bar. Beautiful view over the bay and comfortable seating.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Water and Leaves is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5