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Cafe Carmel

Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-3870
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
“quiche” (8 reviews)
“ice cream” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, American, Delicatessen
Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've gone in this place for many years now. We tend to skip ordering desserts at any of the local restaurants in Carmel after we eat dinner and just head to this place. Johnny the Café manager is a very kind gentleman that is very...More

Thank vacationperson1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't try the food, the ice cream/gelato or any of the coffee varieties, but I had a yummy mango pineapple smoothie -- very tasty! Service was efficient, although there were only two other people being served.

Thank Cesar M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

So admittedly there isn't a Peets coffee in Carmel, but there certainly is better than this place. First off, the staff is always surly. I've been here several times and have never been greeted or acknowledged. Then there are the prices, which are high, and...More

Thank Akamaikai
Reviewed 31 March 2017

You know it's good because the place is always packed! They have delicious baked goods and desserts. I never met one I didn't like. They also do good lattes, too!

Thank hyedb
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went early to the park to get parking and delayed breakfast till Noon. The wait was worth it since I had a great breakfast burrito with bacon. I could've gone with the spicy option and enjoyed the mild one. It was worth the 10...More

Thank Steelman61
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This place is on the main street and easy to find. It has some very nice looking desserts in the window. The quiche was good and the tea was very tasteful.

Thank Rocky M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My friend and I were on a girls trip and stopped by this place for a nice brunch/breakfast. The place was super cute and right on the main drag in Carmel. The servings were generous and the prices were spot on. We just happened to...More

Thank HoneyLea
Reviewed 13 January 2017

A small cafe on Ocean Avenue with a good selection of baked goods and sandwiches. I nice place to take a break.

1  Thank JonSCalifornia
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We popped in after a long walk in town and on the beach on a cool and damp Sunday morning. We originally were going to just have a snack but when we saw the smoked salmon croissant sandwich we decided to go for it. Along...More

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had breakfast here. Place has more seating than either Carmel Bakery or Carmel Coffee. Also more food other than bakery items. Had a muffin and a rugelach. Must say that both are flawed, muffin seemed to be wheat, which might have contributed to the dense...More

Thank paxa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-3870
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Café Carmel is European style coffee house offers breakfast sandwiches and an assortment of deli products, cheeses , antipasti, soup and salads, fresh baked pastries, ice cream, smoothies, and milk shakes. We cater, too.