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Old Monterey Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Sm 2.75
Lg 3.75
Fresh Squeezed Juice
orange, grapefruit or fresh pressed apple
Whole Sectioned Grapefruit
Fresh Melon Bowl
in season
Sm 2.5
Lg 3.5
cranberry tomato or v-8
Fresh Fruit Bowl Or Strawberries
Cup 3.5
Bowl 5.5
Soup Du Jour
made daily from the freshest ingredients
Cup 3.5
Bowl 5.5
Boston Clam Chowder
available on fridays, a classic chowder.
Cup 3.25
Bowl 4.95
Chili N Beans
a hearty dish just the right mix of spices
Calamari Strips And Chips
tender calamari strips breaded and deep fried served with fries a monterey faborite
Frijoles Ole
a bowl of black beans topped with diced jalapeno, fresh chopped tomatoes and sour cream. served with flour tortillas and salsa
Dressings: Blue Cheese. Ranch. Italian. Thousand Isla And Haney Mustard.
Lg 9.75
Sm 8.75
Grilled Chicken Breast
with fresh greens and assorted fresh veggies
Lg 8.75
Sm 7.75
Chef Salad
julienned ham, turkey, chicken jack & cheddar cheese on a bed of fresh greens with assorted crisp beggies
Green Salad
fresh greens and assorted fresh veggies
Small Green Salad
Lg 11.5
Sm 10.5
Crab Louie
fresh topped with tomatoes, cucumber, crab meat artichoke hearts, avocado, pickle and hard-boiled egg.
Served With Your Choice Of One: French Fries Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Green Salad Or Soup. Add A Second Choice For 1.25
Tuna Melt
grilled tuna salad and jack cheese on grilled sourdough bread.dolphin free
ham, beer or turkey. your choice of one on a ciapitta roll
a monterey favorite served on a ciapitta roll with lemon and tartar sauce
Chicken Breast
8 oz. boneless chicken breast, marinated and grilled served on a bun with sprouts, tomato and honey mustard
French Dip
tender roast beef served on a ciapitta roll au jus
Served With Your Choice Of One: French Fries Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Green Salad Or Soup. Add A Second Choice For $1.25. Your Choice Of Bread: White, Wheat, Rye, Or Sourdough.
Rodeo Roast Beef
roasted to perfection and served with lettuce, tomato & mayonnaise.
Club House
triple-decker with bacon, lettuce, tomato and turkey on toast
Add Avocado For 1
an old favorite, bacon lettuce, and sliced tomato
Add Bacon 1
Be-deviled Egg
our special recipe with tangy sauce
Chunky Chicken Salad
made fresh every day
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews hash browns huevos rancheros banana pancakes french toast crab benedict breakfast burrito fries potatoes salad best breakfast in town line was out the door great breakfast place large portions worth the wait friendly service alvarado street small restaurant
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy cafe serving large portions of stock American breakfast food. Free coffee refills, hot food and attentive service. Stock up on your proteins and carbs before whale watching - ours got cancelled due to offshore storm!!!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i ate breakfast here a couple of weeks ago when we were on a California road trip. Dont be put of by the queue, its definetly worth the wait. I had went for the full stack of pancakes with bacon and maple...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank adamrichm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chili omelette this morning and was very happy with my choice. This is a well run restaurant and busy. The wait staff is very good and attentive. I would go here again for breakfast.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Tomv463
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this sit down restaurant for breakfast because it was raining and couldn't see much outside for now. What a great find. The food was excellent and the service was superb. Many many choices and everything we ordered was great. Highly recommend it

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank RogerTodhunter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife and I wanted a hearty breakfast and went to Old Monterey Cafe. Excellent local kind of place and we enjoyed our visit.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KCStephen
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

We got pancakes and the Southwest Benedict. They were amazing. Because we were sharing the food, the server brought us extra plates. The bottom of the plates were dirty with caked on food...that was gross.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank aparnajay
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Good homemade food and service in nice Monterey downtown. Always full or kind of full. Today was OK at 9 am, better to go early, breakfast/lunch. Good variety of eggs and pancakes. Nice walk around downtown Monterey from here.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank RamonFP1
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Many choices for breakfast so would need to come here often if lived here. Service was slow because I think everyone arrived about the same time. Very accommodating to our two toddlers and they ate every bit of the food they were served. Food was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Z1997NSmariac
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

After reading all the following reviews and reading the menu online I was excited to try this place for breakfast. My husband said his crab Benedict was ok, though it looked like canned crab to me. I tried the, "Castroville Scrambler", 3 scrambled eggs, artichokes...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Halliecat1
Reviewed April 26, 2019

After reading the reviews my family were eager to experience the "Best breakfast ever!" We were sorely disappointed. The place was busy but we were sat quickly only to wait over 10 minutes before the waitress came to our table. Table next to us waited...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Dara M
September 17, 2016|
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Response from Richard G | Reviewed this property |
Hello. We were just there last Friday morning and I don't recall Turkey bacon or sausage being on the menu. There were several items with Chicken sausage. I substituted Chicken sausage for a Pork sausage in an omelet.
June 23, 2016|
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Response from lola-c2892 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not. It's a one if a kind place though, much better than chain places such as Denny's, which I love but this is one better
May 16, 2016|
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Response from Patrick Y | Reviewed this property |
If you have a Facebook account, go to the the Old Monterey Cafe face page, look under 'pictures', you'll find the entire menu!
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