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Paris Bakery Cafe

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271 Bonifacio Pl, Monterey, CA 93940-3042
+1 831-646-1620
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Monterey, California, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you like bread and pastry and desserts and coffee, this is the place for you! (and me). The staff is friendly, some of the decor harkens back to the 70s, in a good way, and you'll feel right at home. I'm one of the locals.

Thank peji13
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a quaint little place with delightful pastries. You can also get sandwiches, drinks, and other items. It's the fresh pastries and breads that will make one go back for more!

Thank Yeeteach
San Antonio, Texas
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614 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast and did what most 1st Timers do -- went WOW at all the choices to choose from. Had two breakfast sandwiches and a treat from the counter and was most excellent -- will be back. You cannot go wrong here.

Thank FoxTravelers
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Great local bakery, news stand outside so you can get a paper a good cup of coffee and a great pastry. Huge selection of baked goods and nice help.

Thank rawills5339
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253 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2015

We decided to eat somewhere other than the hotel for breakfast and choose Paris Bakery. In our group we ordered a coffee or tea drink, croissants, pastries, cookies and oatmeal. The oatmeal was so incredibly hot, we had to ask for some cool milk or water to put into it in order to eat it. This is a small, locals... More 

Thank Beasley33
London, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2015

Stopped here for pastries and coffee to take out before an early whale watching trip. Obviously very popular place if the queues are anything to go by. Huge selection to choose from and only wished I could have bought more as they all looked so tempting. There are tables available but handy, if like us, you want something quick to... More 

Thank Jonathan B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Love this place. Delicious pastries, good coffee. Staff is friendly. Worth trying to find a place to park when busy.

Thank Deborah B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Fun and obviously popular, though the things in the case looked better than they tasted. Croissants only OK. Someone else had a huge slice of coffee cake......next time I'd try that. It was entertaining, sort of, to watch a local pigeon evade everyone's best efforts to shoo him outside.

Thank WoodsResidents
Deventer, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

After a 3 week roadtrip this was the first bakery with (more than) decent bread in the states. We were too late for the breakfast buffet in the hotel so we went here. We'll probably mis breakfast at the hotel again so we can go here. My wife, who used to work in a bakery as a side job and... More 

Thank Sanjohan
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2015

I bought two pastries here and enjoyed both. Not sure it was worth a special trip to this part of Monterey and hunting for a place to park. But if you are strolling by, it is worth a stop for a pastry and a cup of coffee. The chocolate dipped madeline cookie was very good.

Thank Greta513

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 Bonifacio Pl, Monterey, CA 93940-3042
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-646-1620
Paris Bakery has two locations to better serve you. One is located in downtown Monterey, two blocks from Alvarado; and the other is in the center of Seaside on Broadway Ave. We are open seven days a week and offer indoor and outdoor seating for your convenience. We make a large variety of baked goods: fresh breads, breakfast pastries, cookies and French pastries. We use the best espresso and coffee beans for your coffee drinks to go with our exquisite pastries. We also have an amazing lunch menu with daily specials. We serve sandwiches, salads, soups, wraps, panini and a lot more. We also serve wine and beer. We make all products fresh daily from scratch, with all-naturals ingredients without preservatives or additives. We have been in business for more than 26 years. Family business. 271 Bonifacio Plaza, Monterey: open at 6am daily. 1232 Broadway Ave., Seaside: open at 7am daily.

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