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Little Swiss Cafe

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6th Avenue And Dolores, Between Lincoln and Mission, Carmel, CA 93922
+1 831-624-5007
07:30 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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Bassano del Grappa
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161 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Many people recommend me this place but it's only a famous place where people love to go. After 45 min wait for a table, I had just an average French toast and pancakes that are more similar to crepes. Taste was avarage. I still don't understand why it's so popular. And they recommend me right the pancakes!!! I don't know.... More 

Thank rufus66
Abilene, Texas
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Charming diner style restaurant that offers wonderful service, ambiance and food. Breakfast and lunch are a must! With seating limited to 64 people this intimate cafe offers the ultimate experience, you will leave having had a wonderful meal and having made at least one new friend.

1 Thank MsKellye
Pacific Grove
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

I had Croissants with a side of creamed spinach and filled them in hollandaise sauce it was heaven. Service like a new York diner and was attentive

Thank Roger R
Modesto, California
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244 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Delightful small breakfast-and-lunch place in Carmel's downtown close to the beach. The staff are friendly and efficient. The interior is decorated in Swiss country style, and the wall art entertain you with their hidden whimsy. I ordered the cheese blintz and my companion, the bacon and eggs. Not over-priced, and a good way to start the day in Carmel.

Thank MGN777
Santa Cruz
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

This is a very small reasonably priced place in Carmel with delicious breakfasts (we weren't as taken with their lunches). I recommend their eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce (the hollandaise is also available as a side dish). Their hash browns and bacon are also very good. Try to get a table in the inside room with the beautiful murals of... More 

Thank Ambersantacruz
Carmel, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Started eating here over 15 years ago and it's still my top choice in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Try the pancakes, my person favorite. They are unique and delicious! My wife especially likes the reuben. The soups are very tasty. I have never been disappointed. One concern, it's CASH ONLY.

1 Thank CoachRic
Taos, New Mexico
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This place is old school delicious. Eggs, pancakes, bacon, hashbrowns. All so good. The service was just great. They checked on us regularly, refilled our coffee, and were so friendly. It is a cash-only place, so if you wanna enjoy their pancakes, make sure you have some bills on you. If you want a good breakfast stop, do it! Stop... More 

Thank Kelley T
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This is a small cafe catering to locals. It is off the main street. Few tourists know of it. They serve breakfast and lunch only, and are closed by 2 pm. My wife and I eat here about 3 times a month. I usually have pancakes. They cover the plate and are 1/4 inch thick, more like a crepe. Outstanding.... More 

Thank Tony F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

We went to Little Swiss based on the reviews of others, and we were so happy we chose it! First - it is CASH ONLY. They do have a sign when you first come in the door that says cash only and tells you where an ATM is (2 blocks over), but the place isn't huge, so it's best to... More 

Thank meredith m
Irvine, California
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

We had breakfast there. Food was very good, service friendly. The only problem they take cash only, and we usually don't carry much cash on us.

Thank Diana K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 9
American, Cafe, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6th Avenue And Dolores, Between Lincoln and Mission, Carmel, CA 93922
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-5007

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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?