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Moss Landing Cafe

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421 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9645
+1 831-633-3355
06:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 20:30
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Carmel Valley, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mark's food and the cozy charm make this little cafe a must-visit if you're traveling Highway One. Fresh fish entrees are wonderful, as is the skirt steak sandwich. Huge, tasty breakfasts, too. I love this place!

Thank Adrienne O
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175 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

After our sad little breakfast at a nearby B&B, we were hungry for lunch. This looked like a place where you could get an actual meal so we gave it a try and for lunch ordered another breakfast. A real breakfast—wonderful food and plenty of it. Warm welcoming service and one of our best dining experiences ever. If you are... More 

Thank previse
Moss Landing, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Love this little place. It went there for dinner but I hear their breakfast is great too. The chef sat with us and chatted; We had so much food we had to take some home; the champagne oysters were out of this world. Their specials are creative and tasty. Nice quiet restaurant with few seats but very personable and good... More 

Thank Vivian v
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

If you like fresh grilled fish with your breakfast eggs, this is the place you want to go. We've stopped here over the years going to and from Pebble Beach/Crosby golf tournaments. And the place never disappoints. Fast service, friendly folks, more locals than tourists. Food to die for. Tiny cafe, but it holds an extensive, creative menu. Moss Landing... More 

Thank Bear075
Carmel Valley, California, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Right off Hwy 1, near Castroville, the Artichoke Capital of the World, sits this quaint and homely cafe with surprising good coffee and a great menu. We stopped by for breakfast and were treated to choices of ingredients that seemed to come right out of the back yard which also happens to included Monterey Bay. Nice find. Thanks TripAdvisor!

Thank Robert H
San Jose, California
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We occasionally call in for breakfast when we are going to Monterey or Carmel. It is a locals breakfast place and the food is very good. We have been coming here for probably 25 years and never complained. It is nothing fancy as well as having good service, It is also very close to a quiet beach: Salinas River Beach

Thank MEB123
Moss Landing, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

As a local Moss Lander, I've had many chances to take my guests to the Cafe. It's always good and the walls have plenty of photos documenting the history of ML.....It's fun!

Thank Kathleen J
Stockton, California
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is were the locals eat. We stopped for brunch on our way home. LOVED the deep fried artichokes! Omlets were large and filled with meat and veggies. Server was great....very friendly, effecient, and welcoming. I would definatley be back. My only regret is that we did not eat here earlier in our trip so we could have eaten here... More 

Thank BDD_11_12
Incline Village, Nevada
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Happened upon this small cafe after a morning on Monterey Hydro Bikes which is close by. The cafe is small and clearly loved by regulars and locals. Friendly service and great food is their everyday fare. We had the Castroville Omelet, which featured Italian Sausage, artichokes and cheese. Served with your choice of toast and hash browns which incidentally were... More 

Thank 1952LAB
Rogers, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this cafe before heading out to kayak in Elkhorn Slough. The food was good, fairly priced and the service was prompt.

Thank Jill W

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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
American, Cafe, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9645
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Landing
  • Phone Number: +1 831-633-3355

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?