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Cafe Carmel

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Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-3870
11:30 - 22:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Steelman61
Oakley, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Rocky M
Santa Barbara, California
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank HoneyLea
Carmel, California
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank JonSCalifornia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Mel B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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535 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

Thank paxa
Centennial, Colorado
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524 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The location is really nice. The cafe itself is cute. We ordered coffees and breakfast sandwiches and a bagel. It took a very long time to get the food. They seemed to feel badly, so they gave us a free sandwich to go as a concession. The food was huge and good. I would suggest sharing. The prices went along... More 

Thank webtravelreview
Palo Alto, California
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very popular, especially for breakfast and brunch. Gets pretty busy but worth the wait. Excellent coffee.

Thank Brenton h
Becker, Minnesota
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195 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stopped in for dessert and the eclairs were wonderful. Friendly staff, too! There are tables for dining there.

Thank Eileen P
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for a late lunch after driving the coast to Big Sir. Carmel was also on our places to visit and it didn't disappoint. Cafe Carmel was a beautiful, quaint place to visit. The pastries looked amazing. We had lunch and the food was amazing!!!!! I had the eggplant sandwhich , which was wonderful. The guy who waited on us... More 

Thank Dawn P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Cafe, American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?