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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 Francisco, California
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160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten at Lighthouse Cafe many times over the years, I was surprised by the spotty service and mediocre meal on this trip. Simple bacon & eggs - the bacon was massively salty, the potatoes blackened on one side and the toast over toasted too. The eggs were good though! Hopefully, next time.....

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Thank JourneyImaged
Sunol, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime we go to PG Holy's is a must breakfast stop, perfect for early risers, if you sleep in you will have to wait for fantastic!

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Thank Shelli G
Tampa, Florida, United States
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went against the grain and had apple oat pancakes rather than carrot cake variety. Ours was very good also. I had chorizo scramble with hot flour tortillas. Very tasty. Restuarant lived up to its reviews.

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New York
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mom and I popped in here to catch lunch while touring Pacific Grove. We happened upon it while walking down the street and it looked cute, so we went inside. Its very small so I suppose seating could be tight but we had no problem getting a table. The interior walls have been decorated in a "beachy" and interesting... More 

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Thank DAR1660
Monterey, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After several months away, I stopped here for breakfast and was unpleasantly surprised. The room was nearly empty (very unusual at the start of a long holiday weekend in one of Calif's main tourism areas), the meal was barely Denny's caliber, and the waitress barely said anything when she was delivering the meal and stealthily taking my credit card off... More 

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Thank 123Gibby123
Manchester, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This time the place being busy was a good sign. Nice friendly vibe, everyone enjoying themselves and their breakfast. Excellent choice too, great with refills on coffee. Only the undercooked hash browns (on one dish) cost it that fifth star. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank OrgasmicCry
Glens Falls, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read about this place on Trip Advisor and chose this as my breakfast place based on all of the excellent reviews. It did not disappoint. The place was busy when I arrived but I didn't have to wait too long for a table. The restaurant was clean and cozy, including the bathroom. I ordered 2 fried eggs, bacon and... More 

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Thank sunshinepatti
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely little breakfast cafe. The food was nice, and they weren't afraid to add a little bit of spice in the morning. It is quite cosy, but the staff were great and we noticed that the local sheriffs ate here which must be a good sign. The decor is very unique and I really would recommend the chicken... More 

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Thank George B
Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

A good breakfast place. Very busy and looked like lots of locals. We split the Denver and it was plenty. I believe they serve lunch there and think they would be popular then also.

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Thank richardlewis115
Pebble Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Holly's is a real local's choice on the Monterey Peninsula for breakfast or lunch. When you go for breakfast you'll find people reading the newspaper, talking to friends at other tables, or just enjoying their meal before going off to work. Pleasant waitresses help you with your choices and the food is very good, with large portions and moderately priced.... 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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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