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Holly's Lighthouse Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2615
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Chico, California
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315 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice small family-run cafe in the heart of the lighthouse commercial area. perfect stop for a late morning breakfast or lunch. Great prices, solid portions, friendly and fast service, and a character and ambiance that sings of the coastal and laid-back location in Pacific Grove. On my list for return visit in the future.

Thank JoelZ195
Hydesville, California
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in downtown Pacific Grove, Holly's is a nice place for lunch. I had a good latte and a slice of bourbon bread pudding and it was very good.

Thank 4cookie82
San Francisco, California
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163 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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.....

Thank JourneyImaged
Sunol, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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!

Thank Shelli G
Tampa, Florida, United States
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139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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.

1 Thank James W
New York
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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 

Thank DAR1660
Monterey, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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 

Thank 123Gibby123
Manchester, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 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.

Thank OrgasmicCry
Glens Falls, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 

Thank sunshinepatti
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
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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