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Old Monterey Cafe

489 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
+1 831-646-1021
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (31 reviews)
“scrambler” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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489 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We erred in coming after 2:30pm on Monday (they close early on Mondays). Came the next day for supper. They open again at 5:00pm. Had two great meals. service was fast. It gets crowded fast as it is popular.

Thank imapastor1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Brunch here with a friend and it was great. The food was hot and delicious, the service was great and we left happy and full (and exited out the window!) You may have a server that takes your order but you will be greeted...More

1  Thank Nellzon9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great basis breakfast. Super service, fast delivery of food that was hot and filling. Easy to walk to.

Thank Tennismel57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, good service and tasty food! They serve breakfast, they open until 2:30pm Highly recommended

Thank Odel N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise. When in the area I would make a side trip just to have breakfast here. The quality, quantity, and presentations are a surprise in themselves.

Thank sdsailor2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hopping place, very popular. Good, solid breakfast and fast service. Great place to fuel up for a day of walking Monterey.

Thank MariposaGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great funky restaurant - awesome breakfast - great staff - right in downtown area - easy parking for breakfast - loved the decor - large menu selections - reasonably priced for area

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food & service. Ingredients were fresh and very tasty. Portion sizes were huge! Would absolutely recommend for breakfast and would definitely return!

Thank Stelios K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first taste of a proper American breakfast with all the trimmings. Great food I had eggs Benedict and the sauce was really tasty 👌🏻 Free refills on coffee (probably had far too much) and they were really hot on keeping your mug full. Busy...More

Thank daniellejbut
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Small space but worth it because it is a large amount of time at a reasonable price. Waitress was very nice and good with children. Large servings, even the toast was a large portion. Will go back, often.

Thank Soph129
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Dara M
18 September 2016|
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Response from Dick G | Reviewed this property |
Hello. We were just there last Friday morning and I don't recall Turkey bacon or sausage being on the menu. There were several items with Chicken sausage. I substituted Chicken sausage for a Pork sausage in an omelet.
23 June 2016|
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Response from lola-c2892 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not. It's a one if a kind place though, much better than chain places such as Denny's, which I love but this is one better
16 May 2016|
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Response from JohnT641 | Reviewed this property |
They have a wide range of breakfast items- I would rate it highly on- Egg Benedict , pancakes especially strawberry, Waffles, plus all the standard egg dishes with outstanding hash browns. Don't worry that you could not see... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 489 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-646-1021
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