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Big Sur Bakery


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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meals, features

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Wood Fired Bread Board
with organic butter + sea salts
Plate of Mixed Olives
with olive oil
Soup of the Day
cup and bowl
Mixed Lettuces, Feta
shaved radishes, pistachios, olive oil + meyer lemon
Grilled Sourdough Toast
corn puddin' + smoked trout roe
Salad of Shaved Summer Melon
fennel, dressed with lime
Heirloom Tomatoes
purslane, olive oil + our chive blossom vinegar
Grilled Octopus
blistered dragon tongue "green" beans + anchovy dressing
Traditional Tomato Sauce + Buffalo Mozzarella Pizza Pie
Creamed Greens, Mushrooms + Taleggio Cheese
Roasted Red Peppers, Fontina
red sauce + prosciutto crudo
Green Olive Tapenade
mushrooms, cherry tomatoes + taleggio
Benny's Chili Verde
with chicken, queso fresco + purslane
World Famous Meat Balls
red sauce, mozzarella + micro greens
Wilted Kale
cabbage + greens with olive oil, garlic + meyer lemon
Saute of Baby Zucchini
green beans, tomatoes, fennel confit + ham
Braised Romano Beans
with olives, tomato + almonds
Creamy Risotto
with mushrooms, corn, roasted garlic + hint of lemon
served with your choice of vegetable
Butter-Braised Local Halibut Scented
with big sur lemons + sage
Wood-Fired Half Chicken + Savory Garlic Gravy
Wood-Fired Local White Sea Bass
topped with wild fennel butter
Grilled Dry-Aged Prime Beef Strip Loin + Fresh Horseradish
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream
Lemon Ice Cream Pie
with pistachio crust and lemon curd
Flourless Brownie
with hot fudge, candied walnuts + walnut ice cream
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We were a little disappointed when we came to the Big Sur bakery. The selection was slim to none. They were pretty much out of everything and didn’t seem to have much to begin with. Perhaps the restaurant is better than the actual bakery itself.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank sajephotog
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with friends after it was recommended. Food was absolutely incredible (I had the Bakery Burger), staff were super friendly, and the garden is a lovely spot to sit. Highly highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank olliemumby
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Scones, coffee and lunch. The Hamburger was excellent! It has a very limited menu and the prices follow that. We enjoyed the view, food and the staff. You stand in line to order and then sit down where the staff bring you the food. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Jana D
Reviewed October 12, 2018

After reading the reviews we looked forward to our lunch stop at the Big Sur Bakery. I had to double check that we were at the right place as the experience was terrible and I will never recommend this place. With only 4 items on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank rgsaayman
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I can't speak for other meals here, but the baked items were delicious, the coffee was good, and the service was outstanding.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JSRDallas
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Ginger scone was amazing. Coffee great too. Everyone is friendly and inviting. A must stop for breakfast.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

My husband and I have started our ‘bucket trip’ yesterday- cross-country flight, then a nice drive up the CA Coast! The Big Sur Bakery is nestled on the side of the road (you’re going to see cars parked, most likely!). Pull off, then step in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Susan M
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

If you want to have a small intimate reception under vines and seated at rustic tables this is the place. Everything was done based upon the original contact. Love no surprises. Yet they could make changes. The food was unique, no rubber chicken. The quantity...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 295jonathanm
Reviewed August 22, 2018

The four of us sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful view and fantastic food. All of the food was fantastic but standouts were the wood fired chicken and king salmon.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lesliecF4730XB
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Great for fresh coffee and bakery product off the scale expensive. Did not have an evening meal there.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Alett G
October 27, 2015|
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Response from fatsoknacki | Reviewed this property |
You will need a reservation for the evening - it was rammed when we were there.
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