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From Scratch Restaurant

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3626 The Barnyard, LOWER LEVEL OF COMPLEX, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
+1 831-625-2448
08:00 - 14:30
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Cerritos, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited From Scratch one morning because it was very close to where we were staying. The wait was about an hour. It is in an open and spacious shopping area, with plenty of room for the kids to play. I was very impressed with the customer service. There were no vegan items (maybe granola), but the chef said he... More 

Thank litameadows
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good breakfast with the Family. All our food was Outstanding! Like I put on the title the Crab Benedict is Superb. They don't have it on the menu, but they can do it. The French Toast is Huge. I also heard that the Huevos Ranchero "nacho-style?" is awesome. We will come back and give it a try.

Thank Da_Father
Monterey, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are local and love coming here for breakfast or lunch. The food is always amazing! I love that we can sit outside with our dog and enjoy our meal before heading to the beach!

Thank juliej2013
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing service. We dine here regularly and recommend to lots of people, however our recent lunch experience left us bewildered. Our server, Thora, was one of the worst we've ever had. After taking our order she returned to ask about cheese on sandwich, I said jack and she delivered cheddar. After food arrived, there were several things we needed... More 

Thank PG1214
Reno, Nevada
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were seated quickly but sat with nothing for 10 minutes...finally offered coffee . We ordered and my husband had French Toast but they didn't bring syrup . He finally got up and went inside himself and got it. They never ever came back to pour more coffee .The food was average.

Thank CindyLee57
Foster City, California
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288 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We had good service and good (and ample) food for lunch on their outdoor patio. Indoor seating if you want it; patio is covered, sunny and generally protected from the wind.

Thank bartc83
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was by far and away our favorite restaurant while in California for Spring Break. While the initial service wasn't speedy, the food more than made up for it. The staff was personable. And once our order was taken, the food was delivered pretty quickly. We had mix of breakfast and lunch ordered by our table. My daughter got the... More 

Thank sfox517
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We've eaten here a few times now, and though there is usually a bit of a wait on weekends, it's worth it. The breakfasts (and bloody marys) are absolutely delicious! Great service, too :).

Thank Collette S
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Both the service and the food were good at from scratch. Our waiter was busy so he missed a few things from our order but we understood. We would come back if ever in the area!

Thank Robby P
San Anselmo, California
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We loved the food. Some much that we overlooked the terrible service. First time we came here, we got our food minus my son's. Then the table that arrived after us received their food. Then the table to the left us that arrived later got their food. And when we were pretty much all done, my son finally got his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3626 The Barnyard, LOWER LEVEL OF COMPLEX, Carmel, CA 93923-8731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-2448
Located in the LOWER level of the Barnyard Shopping Village - below Bay Bikes. The back stairs face Highway One. Since 1977, this charming, family owned restaurant has been serving breakfast and lunch made from the freshest of ingredients lovingly prepared by an expert chef. From Eggs Benedict to made-to-order omelettes to the best Huevos Rancheros around, it's impossible to beat their award-winning breakfasts. The restaurant is available for private parties in the evening. Enjoy your meal inside next to the fireplace or outside on remodeled patio. Pet friendly! We hope to see you soon. Come check out our new Burger Menu!

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