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“Great breakfast, amazing prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Monterey Cafe

Old Monterey Cafe
Ranked #3 of 298 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Napa, California
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“Great breakfast, amazing prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

A local cafe, filled to capacity, fast service, no down time--we found a seat right away, ordered as quickly as we could choose from the excellent menu. If you want comfort food in a convenient location, this is worth a try. Parking in the morning was not a problem, but might be later in the day. My husband had bacon and eggs, I had a one egg breakfast which came with hash browns and a choice of toast, all for $4.50 . There was a good children's menu. When we arrived there was one vacant table; lots of customers came and went while we were there and newcomers either sat right down or waited for a very short time.

  • Visited July 2013
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138 reviews
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“Great big breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

This place is. Great for breakfast and the portions are massive. We could easily have split the pancake breakfast between us. Staff are very friendly. Give it a try

Visited July 2013
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Bay Area, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Old Monterey Cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

The Old Monterey Café serves tasty meals at a very reasonable price. The restaurant is located on the top end of Alvarado, a one-way street where parking can be a challenge on a busy day. The restaurant itself is on the small side with tables placed close together, so the place can feel very crowded. I like the food there, but I don't like being that close to other diners, so I have passed on breakfast here when I saw a crowd. The staff is very friendly and service is decent.

  • Visited September 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“Great breakfast...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Went for brunch today,big servings that can be split to 2,service is also great,staff is very friendly. Price is reasonably price. Try the veggie omelet with white eggs. Have to agree,best anytime breakfast place in Monterey.

  • Visited April 2013
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Palo Alto, California
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241 reviews
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“Best Breakfast in Monterey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

In my opinion the Old Monterey Cafe serves one of the best overall breakfast in Monterey. Better than any cafe where I live. The portions are huge so go there hungry. It a popular place so you may have to stand in line, but I have never stood longer than 15 minutes. The coffee was very good, the biscuits and gravy were very tasty, the Huevos Rancheros was delightful and very flavorful. Carlamari steak is something I usually shy away from since most places donʻt know how to cook it and usually over cook and tough. Here they know how, and it is so tender and delicious. To make this short I have eaten many items on their menu and have never found anything I didnʻt enjoy. The staff were excellent and friendly. This is my to go place in Monterey and it is in walking distance to the museum and other sites in the downtown area.

  • Visited April 2013
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