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“Great way to start your day!”
Review of Cafe La Strada

Cafe La Strada
Ranked #1 of 13 Coffee & Tea in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Scenic view
Description: Our piazza-style oceanside coffeehouse is the place to start your morning with the rich flavor of freshly roasted Peet's Coffee and artisan pastries. Enjoy specialty sandwiches, soups, amazing desserts, ice cream and more, all made daily on the premises. Outdoor seating at the Monterey Plaza Hotel's Dolphins fountain on the plaza offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with great service and stunning views of Monterey Bay and Mt.Toro.
Reviewed October 18, 2011

Serving Peets coffee and numerous munchies, muffins, rolls,etc. with indoor and outdoor patio seating, no better way to welcome the sunrise on the ocean. So peaceful and relaxing.

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Reviewed July 30, 2011

Stumbled upon this Cafe on a recent day trip to Monterey. We found the pastries to be really good and special and the coffeehouse atmosphere to be a big step up from the touristy places along Cannery Row. We are regular Peets drinkers so this was a plus for us. We sat outside on the big plaza and read the paper and watched the waves crash below. A nice respite from the busy summer crowds.

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Reviewed July 17, 2011

My wife and I live up the road, and frequent this establishment. If you're looking for coffee or a quick snack, you'll appreciate this find. The location is fantastic, with great views of the bay. Various specialty coffee's served here, and typically very good. Good service, what else can one say about a coffee house?
Review would have been five stars, but in the interest of fairness, I leave you with this. On weekends and evenings, the cafe can get crowded and busy - the quality and level of care that is put into the drinks changes significantly as the crowd picks up; in my mind for a full five stars, the level of quality should always be the same.
Recommend to all travelers!!!

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John_V_Narigi, Manager at Cafe La Strada, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2011

Dear Advisor58,

Thank you for your continued patronage and support of Café La Strada. We are delighted that you have taken the time to write such a favorable review of the Café, and pleased to receive your valuable feedback concerning your experience during busy times most notably the issue of consistency. Constructive feedback plays a crucial role in our ability to improve our service as well as well as maintaining quality in our products.

We look forward to continuing to serve you and wish you a most enjoyable summer!

Kind Regards,

Café La Strada Team

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Reviewed November 1, 2010

While visiting the Monterey Peninsula my friend and I had the good fortune to stumble upon Cafe La Strada. What a gem!! The best coffee and sandwiches ever. The view was perfect for enjoying a light lunch. The supervisor Katie was especially helpful in guiding us to other "must see" sights. I would highly recommend this cafe.

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