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Holly's Lighthouse Cafe

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602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2615
831-372-7006
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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San Ramon, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very Friendly! Very delicious and very fresh and varied menu choices! Fast service! Will come back here again and again!

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Thank kensuesiu
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worst coffee I have come across the entire US, warm brown water, the espresso did not help either and as bad. Incomprehensible how a breakfast restaurant owner can serve such cheap bad coffee. Otherwise sweet place win nice interior design.

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Thank cggbauer
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Best blackberry pancakes! My husband had the chicken fried steak and eggs with sourdough toast. We enjoyed our breakfast and our waitress was top notch and attentive. No complaints all the patrons seemed like they were locals and it was nice place for breakfast. We were happy with the service and the food was wonderful. No complaints!

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Thank spfeismom@sbcglobal.net
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Sadly I won't be good going back. Used to be a great place for a great breakfast. It has slowly deteriorated in quality in all areas.

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Thank Allan R
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We ate a late breakfast here on a Monday and there were quite a few locals doing the same. Was our welcome casual laid-back or indifferent? Not sure. Ditto the service. My wife was pleased with her eggs benedict. My buckwheat pancakes were a bit of a struggle and the over-easy egg on the side was beyond easy. A forgettable... More 

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1 Thank James M
Prunedale, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Breakfast comfort food! Good! Try the pancakes. If you arrive later in the morning, be prepared to wait as the crowd will grow. A true testament to the food and service......enjoy!

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1 Thank Robert N
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is a true home town restaurant, with a great local feel and a menu that has kept us happy for many years. One of the waitresses has been there for as long as we can remember - it is that kind of homey local place. I love the standards, the tuna melt, the bacon and cheese omelette, the cobb... More 

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2 Thank Eva P
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We were the 1st ones in the place and we got to watch our waiter take bottles of ketchup and refill it with other bottles of ketchup and the same with the hot sauce. A major no no in the health care industry. We made sure not to use any condiments with our meal. Our breakfast was fine but I'd... More 

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Thank Dan R
Merced, California, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Ate breakfast there 2 consecutive days Blackberry Banana pancakes were amazing, very clean, also their apple sausage was great

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Thank Mike B
Germantown, Maryland
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

After spending the morning at the aquarium, we wanted to find lunch before heading down the 17 Mile Drive. Tired of crowds and chain restaurants we found this gem in Pacific Grove, just a very short drive from Cannery Row. My daughter really enjoyed the Holly's Salad and I had the Apple Buckwheat pancakes. The pancakes were great, and justified... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-372-7006
Description
Great little local find that serves breakfast and lunch. The food is fresh and it is very popular in Pacific Grove.

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