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“Still the BEST French Bakery in Monterey/Carmel!”

Parker-Lusseau Pastries
Ranked #2 of 5 Bakeries in Monterey
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

We have done business with Parker-Lusseau since 2010. We visit them EVERY TIME we come to the area, with our total # of trips approaching a dozen. We place a sizable order ahead of time and pick it up on our way home. We then pack the freezer with their goodies! Our usual order includes croissants (always), quiches, fruit tarts, cakes, cookies, and now their amazing challah bread (they only make ciabatta and challah, as it's used for the sandwiches they serve in the cafe).

We have NEVER had any problems with their customer service. Both Anne and Yann have gone out of their way at different times to be helpful and cooperative.

We have tried every bakery in the area, but none compare with Parker-Lusseau. In fact, we live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we don't think any bakery we've tried up here compares with the exquisite quality of PL. So we drive 225 miles RT, pretty much just to visit PL Bakery and stock up on their offerings.

You can go cheaper and/or bigger-sized than Parker-Lusseau pastries....but you absolutely, positively, will never find this quality of baking anywhere else!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Whenever we're near Monterey we stop here to stock up on their scrumptious pastries because they are the absolute best! Going north we went to their Munros location and had a tomato/goat cheese quiche and a quiche Lorraine for breakfast. They popped them in the oven to warm them up and we were in heaven. We also got their apple gallettes and fruit and lemon tarts to have on our trip. On the way back south we went to their Hartnell location because the other location is closed on Tuesdays. We thoroughly enjoyed our last breakfast so much that we ordered the same and as always, bought quite a few pastries and tarts (also got some to take back home to friends). We really wish they would open a location in San Diego!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Great little place in a historic building in downtown Monterey. Morning bun was delicious. Ok, brioche was great too, not that I ate both or anything.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

My wife, our Shih-Tzu Mojo and I have been making the trip to Monterey each September for the past five years; and Parker-Lusseau has always been a mandatory stop! We specifically call in days ahead to confirm if they'll be making our favorite almond croissant while we're there. They have two locations - the smaller one at Munras Ave. is right beside Casa Munras where we usually stay, and the other larger location is along Hartnell St. We especially like to go to the Munras location on the days it is open, as Monsieur Lusseau is there. He is a genial and accommodating host; answering your questions about their pastries; in his slightly French-accented and perfect English. On our last visit, we saw that they now offer canele. It certainly brings back fond memories of our last trip to Bordeaux! I don't think my wife, Mojo and I will be deviating from our annual trek to Monterey anytime soon - and happily, to Parker-Lusseau!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Wonderful pastries, I wouldn't be able to recommend any in particular as I think we sampled around 6 which were all fantastic! Lovely day to sit out on the front porch area as well.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank RobbieM1133
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