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“Step Back In Time”

The Monterey General Store
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Re-opened with great fanfare in the Autumn of 2012, under the stewardship of veteran restaurateur Scott Edward Cole, The “New” Monterey General Store is happily serving the needs of the local community. As well, drawing visitors from near and far to experience its simple, rustic charms, and to partake in wholesome, house made foods derived from many local and nearby sources.At the Monterey General Store, you will find pantry staples, home made baked goods and pastries, breakfast and lunch offerings, specialty food items, meats and cheeses, housewares, and other curiosities.We are exceedingly proud to offer local maple syrup, honey, goat cheese, vegetables, and artisanal craft items all created by our friends and neighbors.
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This store is in walking distance from my friend's home. She took me there so we could get breakfast in the morning. They have a great selection of breakfast items and an extensive tea list. We loved looking at all of the eclectic items throughout the store while they prepared our items. This place has a little something for everyone. The decor of the place is quite charming. The only reason I didn't give this place an Excellent rating is because I wanted to purchase a gift certificate and neither one of the employees knew how to do the gift card transaction so I left empty handed.

Thank ART9099
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We found this store to offer a good selection of food, wine and other items, and we always found what we were looking for, with one exception -- diapers! You can buy the very special Monterey Goat Cheese here, made just down the road at a goat farm.

Thank Tesair L
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Read somewhere that this was a gem of a place. So today, on a lazy Saturday, we decided to make the 45-minute drive there for breakfast. We arrived after 11 a.m. and we're happy to find they were still serving breakfast. We placed our order at the front counter and then made our way to the back of the store where there is an eclectic mix of beautiful old wooden tables and chairs in a lovely cozy space. The weather was nice enough that we could have eaten outside on the deck overlooking the little brook, but we chose to sit inside at a sunny corner table instead. Our scrambled eggs-bacon-herb-roasted potatoes-and-toast breakfast was delivered to our table in short order, and it was delicious...potatoes especially! Coffee was really good, too. I must add that everything is ala carte, and it adds up fast. But with the charm of the place, we didn't much care. We poked around the general store and grabbed a brownie for the road. For brownie lovers, this one missed the mark. But there were lots of other baked goods to choose from that I'm sure are delicious. We'll definitely be back...and probably for lunch outside on the deck. Worth the leisurely drive on a laid-back day!

Thank Denise M
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We bought some blueberry muffins and lemon squares at $3.50 a piece. The blueberry muffins were absolutely the worse blueberry muffins I've ever tasted. By far the worse muffins on planet earth. Nobody liked the muffins and for the first time no one finished a blueberry muffin. Then came the lemon squares mary mother of god how awful they tasted like raw dough, no lemon taste whatsoever. They should pay people to eat these items. Everything is overpriced and far from superior.

Thank Augosto860
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Had excellent lunch (Smoked Salmon sandwich for my wife, Barley Vegetable soup for me. Nice atmosphere, lovely seating indoor area, interesting decor, friendly proprieter.

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