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Parker-Lusseau Pastries

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539 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2801
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sin City, Nevada
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263 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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598 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 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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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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
Huntington Beach, California
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

I just noticed I forgot to submit this review for a visit last year April. This bakery is GREAT! The owner is from France and makes pastries that are european in style where there is flavor and not "sweet". He gets his coffee from a local roaster and it was wonderful. Place is easy to pass by, it can best... More 

Thank Ybblue95
Freedom, Ca
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

Love the individual cakes, worth the price and trip to Monterey. I always rave to family and friends about this place when I hear they are traveling to Monterey.

Thank Montano D

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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 Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 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?