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“Big Disappointment” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of From Scratch Restaurant

From Scratch Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 155 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located in the LOWER level of the Barnyard Shopping Village - below Bay Bikes. The back stairs face Highway One. Since 1977, this charming, family owned restaurant has been serving breakfast and lunch made from the freshest of ingredients lovingly prepared by an expert chef. From Eggs Benedict to made-to-order omelettes to the best Huevos Rancheros around, it's impossible to beat their award-winning breakfasts. The restaurant is available for private parties in the evening. Enjoy your meal inside next to the fireplace or outside on remodeled patio. Pet friendly! We hope to see you soon.
Pacific Grove, California
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Big Disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

I had been seeing numerous advertisements for this restaurant and decided to do something new for Sunday Brunch. First of all, when we arrived we were handed our menus and pointed to our table. At first I was like, OK, not a big deal. It became a part of the bigger picture. Once we sat ourselves, it took awhile for the waitress to show up. She offered coffee and water and we postponed ordering because we had not decided. BIG mistake. It was awhile before she returned and the water never showed up. Waitress was nice enough but the food took forever to arrive. When it arrived it was warm and not hot. The cheddar biscuit which sounded so good was under cooked and not browned. The potatoes were good and the salmon benedict was good but not hot. I felt the quality of the food did not match the quality of the food, definitely not the service. I felt I was paying to eat in the Carmel Barnyard with overpriced food with poor service. I definitely will not return or recommend it. There are too many GREAT breakfast places to go instead.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RMarshall2
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Great breakfasts and lunches. Specialties include granola pancakes, fritatas and French toast. Cosy atmosphere in the Barnyard Shopping area.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank myoverthesea
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Petaluma, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stopped here before hiking at Point Lobos. Our waitress was cheerful and attentive. We both ordered the French toast which was delicious and came with a side of fruit. The coffee was good too. Lots of locals were eating here, so that speaks for itself. We recommend it for a quiet place for breakfast.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Wyndham429
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California
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

We went to From Scratch off of the trip advisor review, and we are so glad we did! It's a bit hard to find; park by Alegro pizza and walk into the center of the barnyard towards the back and through a covered walkway. The food is very good; probably the best breakfast I've had in a restaurant and I'm very picky. Lots of people had their dogs on the patio.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wannabetravelin2
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clermont
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386 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“What a find.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We went here because of Trip Adivsor. We had a hard time finding it and a man took us right to the door. The food was excellent and huge portions. The crustless quiche was like no other. The black bean soup was enough for a family. But being from Florida - they needed some chopped onions. The staff was super friendly.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank whimisical
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