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Holly's Lighthouse Cafe

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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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Glens Falls, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank George B
Corona, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank richardlewis115
Pebble Beach, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Ohnoitsmickey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so ready to fall head over heels in love with this place but was sadly disappointed. The order was incorrect and when we pointed that out the waitress said 'oh...oh well"- no effort to make something right that was clearly wrong. The sandwich I had was okay but nothing unique or exceptional...just decent food.It is a fine cafe... More 

Thank Karen G
Long Beach, CA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On a Sunday morning, we got in right away, though the place is very popular. Very nice staff and the food was really good. It's a quant little cafe and we had a great meal.

Thank LisaSG13
Tampa, Florida
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192 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We had a little wait for a late Sunday morning, but man was the wait worth it. The place was jammed, but they found us a table with plenty of room. We loved the people watching as we assumed most everyone was a resident. It was a great crowd who all seemed to be enjoying themselves. The service was fast... More 

Thank CoasterWarrior
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 July 19, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank kensuesiu
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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.

Thank cggbauer
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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!

Thank spfeismom@sbcglobal.net

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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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