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Cafe La Strada

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400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-645-4030
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Chaplin, Connecticut
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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356 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Solvang, California
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I waited in a long line every morning to get a cup of Major Dickason's coffee here! What a treat!! It's a busy spot, but there is a reason for it. Don't worry, the line moves quickly and the food and drink are great!

Thank Kelly B
Tenerife, Spain
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288 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Yes can see why this is No 1 in this section on T.A. Staff very friendly, new their product and served with a smile. We ordered four hot chocolates and wow they were fabulous, was very tempted with the cakes and biscuits, but knew we would not enjoy lunch. Yes would return here. Fabulous views over the bay and half... More 

Thank Mavis B
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Just had a quick lunch at this venue. The paninis were mediocre at best, the fruit salad was ok-ish, the iced coffee was tasty (and relatively cheap). Best part of the meal was sitting outdoors on the lovely terrace with scenic view, soaking up the June sunshine. I'd return but only for coffee, certainly not for food.

Thank Hélène D

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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
  • 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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