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Parker-Lusseau Pastries

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539 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2801
+1 831-641-9188
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

After buying some fish off the wharf to take back to the beach house we stopped at Parker-Lusseau to pick up some delicious pastries, sandwiches and baked goods to tide us over for a 4 day weekend. I bought some macarons and they were some of the best I have had in America. As well as half a dozen of... More 

Thank GregoryandMichelle
Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We have been trying for sometime to find pastries like we had in Paris, and this place comes so close we stopped there 2-days in a row. The Cafe Americano coffee is top notch, and the selections of pastries and sandwiches to go are great. Since they were closed on Sunday we purchased a lot of extras for the next... More 

Thank Marvintm009
Sin City, Nevada
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this gem on one of our 1st trips to Monterey and make a point to have coffee & pastries every visit now. Good hot coffee, fresh pastries and very pleasant service.

Thank bu1larry
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This was a perfect stop for afternoon tea and pastries on our exploration of historic downtown Monterey. The pastries were wonderful - just the right amount of butter and sugar - different types for different tastes - buttery chocolate or hazelnut, macaroons, fruit tarts, caneles...We didn't try the croissants but they looked wonderful too!

Thank VerdeRosa
Perris, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Yes, we order a cake for our son to have on our arrived at the Hotel in Monterey, and the PLP deliver no extra charge,(the hotel is across them☺️)but the best part it was the cake, mi son love it!!!! The next day we decide to go to the bakery, and we have to walk about 2 blocks to the... More 

Thank Cinthya D
Monterey, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Buttery flaky croissants du patissier, financier, kouigne aman, French macarons in pastel colors, seasonal treats like chocolate Easter eggs (they make large ones!!) They do serve sandwiches and soup, but the pastry is what draws me there. The beautiful eclairs and mini cakes, Napoleons, get a plate of treats, coffee, and sit down on the porch for a break from... More 

Thank Justine_CMT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I was visiting Monterey and looking for a quick breakfast. I tried this bakery because of the reviews. The bakery is downtown in such a cute building. Parking was easy Because folks raved about the almond croissants, I wanted to try one. They were out! I picked up another pastry. It was delicious. I also tried their macaroons which were... More 

Thank MaxGA
Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

It is hard to find a place with good hot chocolate. The big name places pay attention to their coffee, but not their chocolate. This place has GOOD hot chocolate!

Thank Kurt H
Clayton, California
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400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Everything they serve here is amazingly delicious, from the croissants, to the quiche, to the tarts, to the coffee, to the macarons. I am a bit picky when it comes to pastries and there is nothing to complain about here; the pastries are flakey, buttery, and stuffed with filling. I found the almond croissants to be especially noteworthy; they were... More 

Thank Dale W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

Stopped in on a whim. Cute little shop in historic building. We had strawberry cake and macaroons. They were delicious. The cake was light, with a fantastic filling. The macaroons are a big seller here, with good reason. Tasty and affordable. They offered a light menu and their soups smelled delicious. Will have to go back to try them out.... More 

Thank minxhalo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, French
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-641-9188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?