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Cafe La Strada

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400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-7501
+1 831-645-4030
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6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Whitesville
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ran down from the hotel for coffee, cocoa, and pastries. All were great and the staff greet you with a big smile.

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Thank queergrl
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, relaxing, good coffee, you can spend hours here. Weather was perfect and get an outside seating. It seemed to be a European/French Cafe'. I will go back

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New York
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This coffee shop is part of the Monterey Plaza Hotel and sits off the Hotel's open air plaza, which is dominated by a wonderful water fountain statue of several leaping dolphins. Traveling with my mother and guests of the hotel, we stopped here twice mid day when we were not in the mood for a big heavy meal. It is... More 

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Stockholm
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212 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Slow service and undrinkable coffee (got a latte with burned milk - the person was not skilled on how to make a caffe latte).

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

Dear Edward S., Please accept my sincere apologies for the service and quality issues you reported in this review. I have personally shared these sentiments with our staff for immediate attention. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further regarding your experience. Please contact me at 831-645-4004 or danea@montereyplazahotel.com I hope to speak with you soon. Sincerely, Diego... More 

Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in to get some breakfast to take out and they had let both their coffee vats run out so had to wait for them to brew some more. They had also run out of fresh fruit by 8am (assuming they actually had any at all). Service was friendly enough but really a cafe that runs out of coffee!!!

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

Dear Alfred S., Please accept my sincere apologies that our Cafe ran out of fresh fruit and had to brew more coffee during your recent visit. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further regarding your experience. Please contact me at 831-645-4004 or danea@montereyplazahotel.com I hope to speak with you soon. Sincerely, Diego Anea Director of Food &... More 

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 August 23, 2016

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 

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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 August 9, 2016

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.

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Thank terry k
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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387 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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