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“Almond Horn & Brownie” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Carmel

Cafe Carmel
Ranked #4 of 9 Dessert in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $8
Cuisines: Cafe, American, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Café Carmel is European style coffee house offers breakfast sandwiches and an assortment of deli products, cheeses , antipasti, soup and salads, fresh baked pastries, ice cream, smoothies, and milk shakes. We cater, too.
Pennsylvania, USA
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655 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
“Almond Horn & Brownie”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

It was harder than expected to find a place for a quick snack in Carmel. Perhaps it is a remnant from the days when you could not legally eat an ice cream on the street. The almond horn was excellent, the brownie was very good, and the lemon smiley cookie was okay. Not bad but nothing to make this a destination.

TIP: The bathroom here was a mess. Use the facilities somewhere else if you can.

Visited July 2013
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Scotland
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good for a coffee after an evening stroll on the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stopped here for a coffee and pastry on our way back to our lodging after a lovely stroll on the beach. Latte was really good as was the huge almond croissant I had. It would have served two but it was so good I was not going to share!!! Gorgeous window display. Girls behind the counter were really friendly. Cute little golf themed cupcakes in the window.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Texas
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207 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Wonderful breakfast sandwich.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

You could split one without problem. The young man that waited on us did a great job, but the oriental lady waiting on another customer had a pretty bad attitude. Very good elephant ears. Would go in just for those.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Reno, Nevada, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great place, Awesome Pastries!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

This my favorite place in Carmel! My trip is never complete without having their awesome chicken panini sandwich for lunch and some pastries for dessert!
ps: their Rugula is to die for !!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dickinson, North Dakota
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing chocolate eclair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Best chocolate eclair I've ever had with a smooth, buttery filling. Too bad it was later in the evening because it would have been perfect with coffee. There were lots of yummy looking bakery treats and the vanilla bean ice cream was soft and delicious.

Visited May 2013
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