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“Perfect California Experience”
Review of Pavel's Backerei

Pavel's Backerei
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Wonderful baked goods and sandwiches. Get a cup of delicious coffee or tea and sit outside and enjoy Pacific Grove's quaintness. WARNING: no credit cards accepted so bring cash or run around the corner to the BOA ATM. There may be line out the door, but the staff is efficient. If the tables are full, continue down Forest to Lovers Point on the Monterey Bay and watch the sea otters from one of the picnic tables.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

First off Pavel (páh-vell) is mispronounced by most of his customers. He is Slavik (NOT French). And his name means Paul. This is a quintessentially European bakery. They make their daily bread. And they sell it ALL, usually by noon. Get there early for loaves, pastries, and aromatic coffee. This place is not a “foo-foo” knock-off. It’s the real deal.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Went in early, as the reputation of this bakery is that the goodies go quickly. Not everything is ready, so go later than 7:30am, but before noon. I picked up a Dutch apple and an Apricot Peach Danish, both were absolutely fresh and delicious. The crust was like a croissant, and the fruit fresh tasting. I had no cash with me, having assumed they take credit cards. Nope! BUT the woman insisted I take my choices, and come back at some time later. I did, about right before they closed, where I paid off my debt, AND bought a wonderfully soft chocolatey chip cookie. Yikes, dangerous shop!

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

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!

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

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

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