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Trailside Cafe

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550 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1478
+1 831-649-8600
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cannery row” (31 reviews)
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550 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1478
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Another one of my all time favorite restaurants. Located beside the Walking Trail and just a short distance from the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Great foods at affordable prices and very comfortable seating with views of Monterey Bay.

Thank Dao1949
Reviewed June 3, 2017

We had a wonderful brunch of crab cakes benedict. The crab cakes were full of crab meat and were not over salted like many crab cakes. The benedict was well made. The only downsides to this quaint cafe was the number of flies in it...More

Thank Hongdemao
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This spot is along the walking/bike trail that runs from Fisherman's Wharf to the very tip of where Monterey Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. It's scenic, overlooks the Bay, and has some of the best breakfast selections near Cannery Row. It's always our "go to"...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Tired kids, long day in the car, hungry parents - not the best setting for a dinner. The waiter at Trailside made the kids laugh and got us great food fast - we ended up having a nice evening after all :)

Thank moosemum
Reviewed November 6, 2015

Sad to see it go. Wonderful breakfast and lunch. It's been reincarnated in Carmel Valley wine country on Del Fino Place. Definitely worth the 15 minute drive. The new place has a beer garden, patio seating. Dog friendly. Same owner. Lots of craft beers and...More

2  Thank T T
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fantastic and varied breakfasts, great coffees (with free re-fills) and excellent views over the sea.

Thank Kinedi
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sadly, the location on Cannery Row has closed and you can only get to the one in Carmel Valley. It's about 20 minutes difference. Couldn't really beat the Cannery Row location, though, overlooking the water, SO close to the aquarium...great for families. I've visited both...More

3  Thank protectnessie
Reviewed July 24, 2015

Awesome! Fresh! Reasonably priced! Loved the outdoor eating area! Great coffee! Will be back on my next visit to Monterey!

1  Thank MavisJarvis
Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Good option for a slightly more cost effective gorgeous breakfast e.g. When staying at the Monterey Plaza hotel. Nite - cash only, but there is an ATM.

Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

I used to love this place but it has really changed. Service very VERY VERY slow. I stood at the counter for 8 minutes with nobody in line ahead of me. Finally the guy who had walked past the counter at least twenty-times turned and...More

Thank Rodney N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1478
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-649-8600
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