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“Great for a quick bite”
Review of Cafe La Strada

Cafe La Strada
Ranked #1 of 17 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 June 15, 2013

I went in the morning to grab a cinnamon roll-quite huge/warmed up/yummy!, and coffee. Plenty of room to sit indoor or outdoor. People bundled up for the morning chill while enjoying the sunrise outdoor across the bay.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

My husband and I went here thinking that they would have quality cappucinos and lattes. We were very wrong. We have read books on how to make good cappucinos since we were looking into starting our own coffee shop. My latte was burned. The milk was scalded and the froth was not done correctly. The espresso beans used were not good. I ended up dumping out my latte. Keep in mind, we are coffee snobs. We used to live in Portland. And they don't serve the correct size of cappucinos. A one-shot cappucino should be served in a 6-8 oz size. They do the 12 oz, which is not a real cappucino.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Great location. Amazing views.
We had breakfast there. Pastries were ok. Coffee was very good. Thank you for the Wi Fi!!

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

food an service are great, and the view is to die for. Best view in town. Have lunch here. Its part of the Monterey Plaza hotel. Eat on the outside--inside is nice too but this is all about the view!

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

This little cafe offers a variety of coffees, sandwiches and desserts.
The desserts are especially good and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The staff is very friendly and make you fell welcomed.

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