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Pavel's Backerei

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219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
+1 831-643-2636
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“donuts” (26 reviews)
“pastry” (32 reviews)
“sandwiches” (31 reviews)
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219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read all the reviews and so jumped out of bed early on our vacation in order to be there at 6:45 a.m. I was the first in line - for about 2 minutes. The it started to wind its way down the block. They...More

Thank CinderellaDearest
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Very popular with the locals and tourists, but you need to get there early to avoid disappointment as some things sell out quickly. Not really sure why the cinnamon rolls are so popular as they are far too sweet for my taste, but the bagels...More

1  Thank Papamoabill
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. We were visiting from Texas and really enjoyed the area. So as usual I got on trip adviser to see what and where to eat. This was highly recommended and I agree. I will give a quick pros and cons that...More

3  Thank Carl S
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Get there early there is usually a line to the door and on sidewalk. Excellent baked goods and they will run out some days.

1  Thank waterboy1368
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Pavel's not only has the best baked goods that I have ever had, the people there are the friendliest group. The owner is the baker and obviously knows the secrets. Combine this with the small town atmosphere and it is easy to see why the...More

1  Thank PacificGroveGary
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

I live a few blocks from Patel's and we stop I weekly. They make everything from scratch and we can taste the difference. We don't eat much pastry, but we thing their pastry is the best in town. We do eat bread. Their farmer's bread...More

1  Thank lightm0ment
Reviewed April 15, 2017

When you are in Pacific Grove, be sure to make Pavel's a stopping place if you love tasty bakery items and wonderful breads.

1  Thank Travelor44
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

What can I say the donut was fluffy absolutely wonderful. Born and raised here but this is my first time cuz hard to get in on a timely manner they only make as much as they sell and then they close. You have to be...More

1  Thank mrmedeiros03
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

This is the best bakery ever. It is a take out place only a few seats. Pastry and breads are amazing. Not cheap but worth it.

1  Thank irelandmm
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We stopped by Pavel's early in the morning to pick up some pastries to take on a drive. There was a line and the place is small, but the line moved quickly. I was amazed at the size of the pastries. There was a glazed...More

3  Thank Lily P
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July 15, 2016|
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Response from Sally J | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you just call and ask them? (831) 643-2636 They are open today..
May 12, 2016|
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Response from Jan L |
Farmers bread.
December 17, 2015|
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Response from Clint L | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure that no signs display the availability of gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-643-2636
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