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481 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
+1 831-324-0347
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wide variety of eggs benedicts, waffles, biscuits and gravy, and more. Very generous servings. Coffee is Verve - wonderful! Also have an Espresso bar next to the restaurant. Great find!

Thank SteveAndSueFromCA
Level Contributor
51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Was very pleased to find this cozy coffee bar / restaurant in Pacific Grove. Enjoyed a quick drink and oatmeal chocolate chip cookie in the downstairs coffee bar area but have also had lunch and brunch in the upstairs 'house' portion of the building. Everything was very fresh and quite good. The baking is done in house and I am... More 

1 Thank Robin A
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

we came twice because everything was delicious and much attention was given to detail. Food, ambience, loose leaf tea within the restaurant! We tried calamari with eggs, huevos rancheros, another wonderful egg dish. Defiantly would come back again

Thank willietino
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016

The breakfast sandwich is awesome!! Thick bacon - yum! Good coffee too. Cute restaurant - tables a little cramped for our family of four. Went two mornings in a row. Not to be missed!

Thank Monica S
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Monterey area 2 nights. My son and I visited Crema for breakfast on a Saturday. We both had the chicken fried steak. My son says it was the best he ever had. I agreed . Potatoes were not under done and had a hint of garlic. The gravy was amazing on the steak. It also came... More 

Thank James R
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2016

We were staying in Pacific Grove and stumbled in to Crema during a walk on Lighthouse Ave. It is a quaint older restaurant with cool staff and amazing food. What we found incredible were their seasoned fries and unique was the calamari wrap. Not a way we have had calamari before; worth the try

Thank Dave M
Fresno, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

So being a little daring, we tried this little placed tucked back in a beautiful spot off the street and much to our surprise, we found a real gem. We had lunch here and not only was the service top notch and the atmosphere very charming, but the food. . . .OH MY GOSH, SO GOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!

Thank daveteter1959
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had brunch here & loved it!! I had the sausage biscuit & gravy...so good!! Loved the different flavored mimosas to choose from. We had a really great time and our service was very attentive. My drink was never empty.lol Can't wait to go back

Thank Traciesue
Chico, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Went multiple times during our stay. Biscuits and gravy the first time, chicken and waffles the next. Biscuits were amazing, and extremely filling, and gravy was chunky and left me stuffed, but craving more. The Belgian waffle and fried chicken was equally good and filling. Would definitely come back.

Thank R_Sams
Monterey, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016

A converted Victorian home now a restaurant- cute and impressive. Designed well with all the little 'touches' adding so much of the charm to create the ambience - so darling. Now about the food, I can't wait to go back to try other dishes but I indulged into the eggs benedict with mushrooms and spinach. My friend loved the Chicken... More 

1 Thank mobayrt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 481 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-324-0347
Open seven days a week, our three tastefully decorated, cozy indoor seating areas and garden courtyard, will help you find your happy place! Enjoy espresso drinks (we proudly serve Verve Coffee Roasters), loose leaf teas, fresh homemade pastries and breakfast burritos 7 days per week. Brunch is served Wed- Sun beginning at 9am. Benedicts, Chicken & Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy and more! Lunch is served starting at noon Wed-Fri and 1pm on the weekends. Specialty sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and more are featured AND we have spicy Bacon Micheladas, Bottomless Mimosas in four flavors and Sangria pitchers. We are wireless ready and yes, we take credit cards! Crema is the perfect venue to host a special event, private party, wedding reception, baby shower, birthday party, business meeting, holiday party or fundraiser.

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