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“Good for a quick lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe La Strada

Cafe La Strada
Ranked #1 of 17 Coffee & Tea in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good for a quick lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by here for lunch during our visit to Monterey. We wanted something quick before our trip to the aquarium and this place hit the spot.

I went for a pasta salad which was very decently priced at $2.50 and was tasty but the portion size wasn't huge so went for a side salad too which was great.

Great view if sitting outside plus there was free wifi which was handy.

Good central spot if you are looking for a quick bite to eat.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
“Great service and tasty food and espresso”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

My friend and I both had an espresso and a large cinnamon roll. The espresso was great: not bitter but with a deep rich flavor, and the cinnamon roll was light and airy with a thick, sweet, and creamy icing on top.

My friend and I were cycling down the coast while catching bits of the Amgen Tour of California stage race and this particular days ride took us through Monterey. 'The views of the ocean were so stunning that we wanted to stop for a coffee and pastry to enjoy the view.

That day happened to be my friend's birthday, so I asked the baristas if they had a candle. The three working (Mellissa, Katrina, and David), searched for and found a candle, and sang happy birthday to my friend with me . Thank you for being a highlight on our stop in Monterey!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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197 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great place for a quick bite.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Believe it or not, there really aren't that many places on Cannery Row to grab a coffee and sandwich. This place was perfect. They offer all sorts of coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. If you're looking for a quick bite while you're walking around Monterey, this place is definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Evan M
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Yokohama, Japan
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stopped there to pick up some food on the road and their chocolate chip cookies were chewy on the inside but a bit crispy on the outside!

Visited December 2013
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Thank s_nanuk
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Linden, Michigan
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“average cafe with great panini”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Good little place to grab some light food. Most things we got here were fine. However the ham and brie panini was fantastic.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Heather K
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