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Pavel's Backerei

219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
+1 831-643-2636
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“donuts” (29 reviews)
“bread” (104 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent bread items as well as donut type fare. One drawback, cash only. As long as you know this, be prepared. The breads and pastry items are made fresh daily. Shop closes when they run out of offerings so go early for best selection!

1  Thank 828margaretc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real neighborhood gem! They offer both sweet and savory items. Go early because they close when they sell out, typically by 3pm.

1  Thank Lornakb1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best baked goods EVER! ,Love the multigrain bread, Cinnamon bread amazing, Cheese bread so tasty. All breads delicious,Danish always outstanding. If you want fresh out of the oven, be there by 7am, as the line starts and they close when they run out, usually...More

1  Thank Maurice D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by around 11:15 on a Friday and they were out of almost everything! Had to go somewhere else. :-/

Thank docbisio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chocolate croissants are worth flying 3000 miles for. In the heart of the most charming town. So great. So nice...then walk down to Lovers Point and Kristen to the waves,

1  Thank Cubby V
Reviewed 16 December 2017

There's a reason why there is always a line outside of this place on Saturdays, it's simply the best bakery in the area. Everything is outstanding and the staff is lovely. Only warning--no credit cards!

1  Thank AnBrPe
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
16 July 2016|
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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|
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Response from Jan L |
Farmers bread.
18 December 2015|
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Response from Clint L | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure that no signs display the availability of gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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
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