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Cafe La Strada

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400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
+1 831-645-4030
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Yorba Linda, CA
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wife and I just stopped by for our traditional cappuccino and mocha. It was appreciated that one can get a cappuccino in a large size instead of only the small size. They also offer almond milk which is a dietary requirement for my wife as well. My extra hot mocha was better than average. We plan to stop again before... More 

Thank Jerry T
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stop here for a quick take out salad and haven't been let down yet. I've seen an evolution in this salad over time-in quality and price. The present form provides ample portions, but at an increased price. While no longer a bargin, it's not overly crazy.

Thank terry k
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coffees were good and the views from the outdoor seating area of the bay/harbour were beautiful. There is a dolphin fountain in the outdoor seating area and lots of cheeky little birds. To use the seating area does not require you to make any sort of purchase, it says so on the tables.

Thank Jackie M
Chaplin, Connecticut
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Stayed on Cannery Row for 4 days and needed more for breakfast than what our hotel offered. La Strata had good coffee, excellent breakfast paninis (large enough to share), and fantastic chocolate chip scones and cinnamon rolls. Comfortable indoor seating (though small, especially when they are busy) but plenty of outdoor seating when the weather is favorable.

Thank Deb F
Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Long lines, high prices and well meaning yet harried staff and sadly bitter coffee. The sole bright spot are the pastries.

Thank Joseph S
Monterey_Plaza, Director of Food & Beverage at Cafe La Strada, responded to this review

Dear Joseph S., Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your experience at Cafe La Strada. Please accept my sincere apologies you were underwhelmed by our coffee selections, I have communicated your feedback to our team for review. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further regarding your experience. Please contact me at 831-645-4004... More 

Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Stopped by for a quick bite during lunch and decided to sit outside to take in the amazing view of Monterey Bay. Good choice!

Thank Lori T
Palo Alto, California
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Great place to get a latte, especially if you are staying at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Serves Peet's coffee. One morning I had chocolate croissant, which was quite good. Second morning I had bagel and cream cheese. The bagel was a little under toasted, but they gave two little containers of cream cheese.

Thank MaxBoris
Berkeley, California
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361 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We stopped for an afternoon coffee and snacks and were pleased by the location and the view we had towards the water. The service was efficient, the coffee what you expect, and the snacks fine.

Thank hiking-har
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Stayed at Monterey Plaza Hotel where this cafe is located. The service was speedy and friendly. They serve Peet's coffee which was delicious. Wide variety of breakfast pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Juices and teas also available. Did not eat here for lunch, but the menu displayed a number of choices all reasonably priced. We had our breakfast here each day... More 

Thank staceylv66
Surprise, Arizona
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170 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a very nice place to enjoy coffee, pastry, or sandwich. They have inside and outside seating--the outside provides great ocean views. Warning, if you eat outside, watch your food--the seagulls/birds are very aggressive and will take food right from your table. When we stay at the plaza, this is our favorite for coffee and light breakfast.

Thank Roberto C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-645-4030
Our piazza-style oceanside coffeehouse is the place to start your morning with the rich flavor of freshly roasted Peet's Coffee and artisan pastries. Enjoy specialty sandwiches, soups, amazing desserts, ice cream and more, all made daily on the premises. Outdoor seating at the Monterey Plaza Hotel's Dolphins fountain on the plaza offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with great service and stunning views of Monterey Bay and Mt.Toro.

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