We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pavel's Backerei

219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
+1 831-643-2636
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“donuts” (29 reviews)
“bread” (104 reviews)
All hours
$$ - $$$
219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (264)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bakery makes fantastic sandwiches using their wonderful homemade breads which they sell along with a small selection of sweet stuff. It seems to be very popular with locals. Its open form 7:00 until its sold. If you want the sandwiches buy them early as...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sons love a good glazed donut, so I couldn’t resist bringing home one of these on a recent trip to Monterey peninsula. Wow! Impressive and delicious! Lots of delicious goodies at this tiny bakery in Pacific Grove!

1  Thank writergirldreams
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We had read the good reviews of this bakery and finally had the time to drop in on an early Wednesday morning. The reviews are spot on; this bakery offers very good pastries in very large sizes. I had the almond bear claw which had...More

1  Thank ECL
Reviewed 2 October 2017

AS others have noted, there is usually a queue, but it moves quickly. Service was quite friendly, especially considering there were folks waiting. We had a croissant to share and a bear claw to share, and repeated our choices on another morning.

1  Thank Dicka
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Barely any cookie amongst the chocolate chips in the cookies! You cannot go wrong, no matter what you order. Yum!

1  Thank Katie C
Reviewed 23 August 2017

almost everything there is good to excellent. Avoid the donut and apple fritter which were only OK. Good coffee. Good sandwiches. Not all sandwiches available are on the menu; ask what they are making. Not open Sunday or Monday. Get there early; line at the...More

1  Thank silconvalleyvisitor
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Best chocolate croissant I have ever had! Everything looked amazing, I only wish I had tried the cheese sourdough. What a find.

1  Thank Wreets
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This bakery is small but their pastries and sandwiches are simply the best. Everything is made with fresh ingredients and baked perfectly. Cash only and close when pastries are sold out!

1  Thank emmao918
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I read all the reviews and so jumped out of bed early on our vacation in order to be there at 6:45 a.m. I was the first in line - for about 2 minutes. The it started to wind its way down the block. They...More

1  Thank CinderellaDearest
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Very popular with the locals and tourists, but you need to get there early to avoid disappointment as some things sell out quickly. Not really sure why the cinnamon rolls are so popular as they are far too sweet for my taste, but the bagels...More

1  Thank Papamoabill
Nearby Restaurants
Red House Cafe
1,109 reviews
.28 km away
1,416 reviews
.35 km away
Fandango Restaurant
682 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
606 reviews
1.05 km away
Lovers Point
432 reviews
.68 km away
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
721 reviews
.73 km away
Lovers Point Park
385 reviews
.73 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
16 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Sally J | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you just call and ask them? (831) 643-2636 They are open today..
13 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Jan L |
Farmers bread.
18 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Clint L | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure that no signs display the availability of gluten free.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-643-2636
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing