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Book Works Bookstore Coffeehouse

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667 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2665
+1 831-372-2242
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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216 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a sweet spot to relax on Lighthouse, Pacific Grove's main street. Unfortunately, the coffee is weak and tasteless, unforgivable for a cafe.

Thank Mike L
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

This is a wonderful spot to grab a coffee, and peruse their small but lovely bookstore. They have the sweetest soft furry adroable animal puppets for sale. So if you have lots of grandkids? Be careful you will walk out with a bag full of great kids books and puppets! A local favorite as well as for return travelers!

Thank Kathryn O
Groveland, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We went for coffee and dessert. Nice, comfortable area. Teas and coffee and light dessert (pastries, cookies, cake). WiFi. Kind of a laid-back place with a bookstore. You can't take your coffee into the bookstore though.

Thank pattond49
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

A cute, helpful, cozy, well-stocked and perfectly lovely spot to pass an hour. Pacific Grove is a dream.

Thank Marytango99
Oakland, California
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105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Had breakfast here on our recent PG visit. Very quiet, spacious, nice coffee and pastries. WI Fi. Very enjoyable

Thank mfags
Maple Ridge, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

We'd been driving along Lighthouse Ave. & stopped & walked down the street to Book Works. We walked through the coffee shop to the bookstore at the back & had a browse. Lots of interesting titles & gifts for adults & children. Lounge chairs, tables & chairs were mostly occupied in the coffee shop with folk reading or at their... More 

Thank travellerJ7581QS
Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Great service in this cafe/bookshop on Lighthouse Avenue (fascinating in itself). The staff are interested and helpful with local knowledge

Thank callyann70
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

A visit to Pacific Grove is never complete without a visit to Book Works Bookstore Coffeehouse. We love spending some time here, browsing through the books and drinking a cup of their great coffee.

Thank JoyJoy52
Bakersfield, California
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327 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Great place! This is a small, independent bookstore from days gone by—cozy, welcoming, with great staff. It also has a few very comfortable chairs, which is a huge plus for any bookstore. Out front is an excellent coffee, tea and pastry shop with comfy seating and a nice selection of things to drink and eat.

Thank Jon R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

So convenient located! Easy to find parking. The coffeehouse has great seating in very comfortable sofas or chairs.

Thank joanbone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 667 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2665
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-2242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?