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“Best bakery in town.”
Review of Pavel's Backerei

Pavel's Backerei
Ranked #1 of 4 Dessert in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Santa Clara, California
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best bakery in town.”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was close to closing time so most bakery items were gone. But we got a piece of the Chocolate Babka cake and chocolate chunk cookies. Both were heavenly. The cake was so moist and chocolate. It satisfied my sweet tooth. Best part about this bakery - the price! It's very reasonably priced. Cake was $3.50 (big slice) and cookie was $0.99. We were expecting to pay more for a tourist town. Worth the stop here. Locals tell me that the line in the morning is out the door. Wished I had gotten there earlier. There's always next time to try.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The (good) reviews are right on target!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We can see why this place is a Pacific Grove institution. The case of goodies is beautiful, everything is delicious, and the people could not be nicer. The apricot Danish was superb as was the famous bear claw.
If only they could add an espresso bar in the corner, life would be complete and we could all just stay there forever!

Visited July 2014
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Ogden, Utah
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Bakery Ever”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

We vacation in Pacific Grove each summer and this is our first stop. Everything is divine. We love the berry cream cheese danish.This time we tried a roll that has an egg baked into it, very tasty too.We have had sandwiches, bear claws, danish, and lovely loaves of bread. You really don't want to miss this place, it is the best!

  • Visited June 2014
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Bass Lake, California
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Seven of Us All Clamoring for a Taste”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We tried $32.00 worth of pastries about $3.00 each for Breakfast. We (age 16 to 71) took tastes of several of the pastries from Pavel's. Our favorites were a mixed berry with cheese Danish, Bearclaw, Chocolate Croissant, and a plain Cheese Danish. All the pastries were so big they could be shared with the seven of us all clamoring for a taste.

Visited July 2014
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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A must try when in the area!”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Donuts bigger than the size of your heads yet really good quality? Yes please! We came here not knowing what to expect - but very much satisfied and glad we stopped by this little gem. We got there around 8am before a day of hiking around Big Sur, and there was a little line out there door. Once they run out of their pastries and bread, they usually close down, so make sure to get there early enough to try everything!

We had a bear claw (huge and delicious), a Farmers bread (one of our favorite pastries ever which has egg, potatoes, cheese in wheat bread), an apply danish and a sandwich. I wish we could have come back to try more pastries but they were closed when we stopped by on a Monday. We will definitely be going back here to try out more!

Visited July 2014
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