If you're in Monterey for the attractions, it's worth the time to go downtown and seek out this little gem. I'd give it five stars but for a few small issues. The morning I came here, I was the first one in the store. I was seeking a pastry I've eaten in Paris called La Religieuse. They had chocolate-filled eclairs - essentially the same thing in a different shape. The pâte à choux was slightly tough and crumbly but, if you haven't had homemade pâte à choux or are not familiar with it, you might not notice the textural problem (perhaps I just had it on an off day?). The creme patissiere, on the other hand, was divine. I also had the ham and cheese croissant here. The girl at the counter told me she would call me after it was heated. I waited several minutes and watched a family of six or more plus several other customers come in and get served. Finally, I got up to inquire about it. It was sitting behind the counter and had gotten cold. She had forgotten it and me. I asked her to reheat it and she did so gladly. Even after suffering this fate, the reheated croissant was absolutely delicious. The variety here is amazing. Croissant in flavors like chocolate banana, almond, and raspberry, plus savory flavors like onion cheese and spinach and broccoli. There were Princess pastries, sables, quiche....so much to choose from. My biggest disappointment was - no drinking chocolate. Powdered icky-sweet chocolate drink mix? A travesty in a place that obviously appreciates finer French confections. PS. I felt that the prices were EXTREMELY reasonable especially given the area and the quality.