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Cafe Carmel

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Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-3870
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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California
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've gone in this place for many years now. We tend to skip ordering desserts at any of the local restaurants in Carmel after we eat dinner and just head to this place. Johnny the Café manager is a very kind gentleman that is very knowledgeable with what tastes best. They have the best chocolate brownies in town.. Delicious.. Hard... More 

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Thank vacationperson1
Coral Springs, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't try the food, the ice cream/gelato or any of the coffee varieties, but I had a yummy mango pineapple smoothie -- very tasty! Service was efficient, although there were only two other people being served.

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Thank Cesar M
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

So admittedly there isn't a Peets coffee in Carmel, but there certainly is better than this place. First off, the staff is always surly. I've been here several times and have never been greeted or acknowledged. Then there are the prices, which are high, and the pricing, which is non-existent. Not sure how they get away without posting any of... More 

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Thank Akamaikai
Pebble Beach, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

You know it's good because the place is always packed! They have delicious baked goods and desserts. I never met one I didn't like. They also do good lattes, too!

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Thank hyedb
Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went early to the park to get parking and delayed breakfast till Noon. The wait was worth it since I had a great breakfast burrito with bacon. I could've gone with the spicy option and enjoyed the mild one. It was worth the 10 minutes it took the young lady to make it. I've attached a photo as well.... More 

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Thank Steelman61
Oakley, California
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This place is on the main street and easy to find. It has some very nice looking desserts in the window. The quiche was good and the tea was very tasteful.

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Thank Rocky M
Santa Barbara, California
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My friend and I were on a girls trip and stopped by this place for a nice brunch/breakfast. The place was super cute and right on the main drag in Carmel. The servings were generous and the prices were spot on. We just happened to go at a busy time so we had to wait about 15-20 minutes for our... More 

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Thank HoneyLea
Carmel, California
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

A small cafe on Ocean Avenue with a good selection of baked goods and sandwiches. I nice place to take a break.

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Austin
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We popped in after a long walk in town and on the beach on a cool and damp Sunday morning. We originally were going to just have a snack but when we saw the smoked salmon croissant sandwich we decided to go for it. Along with a breakfast burrito. Both were great and the service was good. Pastries looked awesome... More 

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Thank Mel B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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542 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had breakfast here. Place has more seating than either Carmel Bakery or Carmel Coffee. Also more food other than bakery items. Had a muffin and a rugelach. Must say that both are flawed, muffin seemed to be wheat, which might have contributed to the dense texture, but the rugelach shouldn't be but was also dense, the middle part of the... More 

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Thank paxa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 8
Cuisine
Cafe, American, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-3870
Description
Café Carmel is European style coffee house offers breakfast sandwiches and an assortment of deli products, cheeses , antipasti, soup and salads, fresh baked pastries, ice cream, smoothies, and milk shakes. We cater, too.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?