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Old Monterey Cafe

489 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
+1 831-646-1021
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (35 reviews)
“grits” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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489 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food. Small space but worth it because it is a large amount of time at a reasonable price. Waitress was very nice and good with children. Large servings, even the toast was a large portion. Will go back, often.

Thank Soph129
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great choice for breakfast at any time. Everything is absolutely so delicious ! If we come back this side we want to try more from the menu. You should try, indeed! Also, 5 stars to serving guy who refills our coffees again and again before...More

Thank Reyhan G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading loads of great reviews, we decided to go here for Saturday breakfast. We were seated straight away & both ordered pancakes which were huge and yummy. Would recommend.

Thank LizH187069
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to all the positive previous reviews, I was super happy with my breakfast this AM. Generous portion, more than I could eat and delicious. Good service and environment. Win-win to start the day!

Thank Mfbarry05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast place for locals and visitors; food is made to order; you can order from the menu or you can just customize your favorite breakfast. Service is fast, attentive and professional; no long small talk, but they make sure that you get your food...More

1  Thank HANS U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This quaint cafe is in town, not too far from the Warf. Service was great. I ordered the strawberry pancakes. The pancakes were huge, about the size of a dinner plate. They were topped with fresh sliced strawberries and a side each of whipped cream,...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for breakfast based on tripadvisor reviews & glad we did. We had poached eggs on muffins, the potatoes were great and tasty. All preferred that to the hash. The breakfast burrito was also great and all portions were well sized!

Thank RLouisa91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent menu, everything looked great. Eggs Benedict was made from scratch. Wait staff was on it. Coffee was good, not great. Pleasant, clean and fast.

Thank HDKJr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for brunch and it doesn't matter what day of the week it is, it's always a full house. The breakfasts are large portions and I created a salad, by combining two together. The service was outstanding, but there was no small talk...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, friendly place offering really good breakfast selection. Had egg Benedicte and omellette, all was very tasty.

Thank Jan M
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Questions & Answers
Dara M
18 September 2016|
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Response from Dick G | Reviewed this property |
Hello. We were just there last Friday morning and I don't recall Turkey bacon or sausage being on the menu. There were several items with Chicken sausage. I substituted Chicken sausage for a Pork sausage in an omelet.
23 June 2016|
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Response from lola-c2892 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not. It's a one if a kind place though, much better than chain places such as Denny's, which I love but this is one better
16 May 2016|
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Response from JohnT641 | Reviewed this property |
They have a wide range of breakfast items- I would rate it highly on- Egg Benedict , pancakes especially strawberry, Waffles, plus all the standard egg dishes with outstanding hash browns. Don't worry that you could not see... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 489 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-646-1021
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