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Review of Paris Bakery Cafe

Paris Bakery Cafe
Ranked #1 of 26 Dessert in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Paris Bakery has two locations to better serve you. One is located in downtown Monterey, two blocks from Alvarado; and the other is in the center of Seaside on Broadway Ave. We are open seven days a week and offer indoor and outdoor seating for your convenience. We make a large variety of baked goods: fresh breads, breakfast pastries, cookies and French pastries. We use the best espresso and coffee beans for your coffee drinks to go with our exquisite pastries. We also have an amazing lunch menu with daily specials. We serve sandwiches, salads, soups, wraps, panini and a lot more. We also serve wine and beer. We make all products fresh daily from scratch, with all-naturals ingredients without preservatives or additives. We have been in business for more than 26 years. Family business. 271 Bonifacio Plaza, Monterey: open at 6am daily. 1232 Broadway Ave., Seaside: open at 7am daily.
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

No trip to the south bay area goes by in our family without a pilgrimage to this authentic French bakery! Must eats: the eclairs, the napoleons and the chocolate-mousse topped cookies. Go for a three-hour run, then indulge here.

Or skip the run, and eat here anyway.

Thank SacAnnie
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Id recommend the Chai Latte, truly delicious. Most of the pastries ive tried have been very good too. For some reason I prefer the Provence Bakery in Prunedale Ca.

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Thank Dianna430
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Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

This is the real deal!! I had the chocolate almond croissant, our daughter a pineapple upside down cake, our son an apple croissant and my husband ciabatta and lox. Lots of locals enjoying coffee and pastries. Tres magnifique!

3  Thank Nussear1
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is our "locals' favorite breakfast" spot, each and every time we come up to Monterey, Paris Bakery. Yes, their cases are full of fresh-baked goodies but a little known fact is that they also create fresh breakfast croissants to order, if you ask.
My favorite is "The Parisienne", a croissant filled with ham and cheese, drizzled on top with béchamel sauce and toasted to a golden perfection. My husband loves the Croque Monsieur, freshly baked white bread slices filled with ham, cheese and that addictive béchamel sauce.
If you're a scrambled eggs, ham and cheese fan, they have those breakfast croissants filled and ready to bake up as well. My sister-in-law favors the spinach and eggs breakfast croissant, which is delightful.
You have to look towards the far end of the second bakery display case has a "sit on top" case. This is where the freshly made breakfast croissants are kept, next to the pizza, etc.
Also, if we're going on a picnic later that day, we order one of their delicious sandwiches!
We always order a "sweetie", either a warmed up chocolate almond croissant, or one of the buttery Danish pastries. Yes, always ask for your croissant or Danishes to be warmed up, especially if there's chocolate involved, because it becomes heavenly and wonderful, a great way to begin a busy, beautiful Monterey Day!

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2  Thank FortunateTraveler99
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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here this morning before heading to Big Sur. We're staying just about a mile away. It was a great choice. The majority of people there were locals. Very quaint atmosphere and pleasant staff. Prices are incredibly reasonable. We had 2 banana chocolate croissants (definitely recommend!); a warmed breakfast croissant with broccoli, egg and cheese (yum!!); a small latte, a decaf coffee and a small hot chocolate all for only $13. We also got a small box of sweet treats for the road, similarly reasonable prices and delicious. Could easily come back and hang out while enjoying a coffee and breakfast treat.

2  Thank MickDidi
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