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Little Swiss Cafe

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6th Avenue And Dolores, Between Lincoln and Mission, Carmel, CA 93922
+1 831-624-5007
07:30 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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251 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

We arrived in Carmel and asked the guys from the local Fire station where they recommended for us to go for brunch and their recommendation of the Little Swiss Cafe was excellent. This is a little cafe with a very cosy European feel about it and all the staff are extremely friendly. The cafe has been around for years and... More 

2 Thank jimnhelen
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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Quaint little place with great service, charming ambiance and delicious breakfast. We love the eggs Benedict.

Thank Kim H
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Really good food and friendly staff. it was walking distance from my hotel and it was safe to get there. ambieance was nice and fast service.

Thank Miguel F
Manassas, VA
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457 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Crepes by Brittany at the Wharf in Monterey came in at a close second, but the cheese blintzes were amazing to say the least. I didn't really know what to expect, so I ordered a side of fresh fruit and received a cereal bowl, heaped full of delicious fresh fruit. I could have absolutely filled up on that, but there... More 

Thank TravelerTP
Gardner, Kansas
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

This small but charming restaurant in the heart of Carmel is very good. The breakfast menu was extensive and the portions were large and tasty. There are only about 10-12 tables but would be worth the wait if you have to. Great spot to eat if you're in Carmel and need to eat.

1 Thank Brucesk
Santa Rosa, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

The highlight of this restaurant is the mural painted on the walls - which is well executed and interesting. Breakfast was ordinary. The spinach on the Eggs Benedict was not fresh and almost pureed. The hash browns - ordered crispy were greasy. Fortunately the service was good and so was the coffee.

Thank GratefulTravelerJB
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

First of all everyone we encountered in Carmel is so friendly and in such a great mood! To be fair this is one of the most idyllic cities in the world. The staff at Little Swiss is no exception. We were warmly greeted as soon as we set foot in the door and the experience just got better and better... More 

1 Thank Jeremy K
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

We tried several restaurants in the area, this one the actually 'little' is exquisite. Great food and fast friendly service good prices. Be prepared to wait, Always a line.

Thank Miles H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

We go to Carmel about 6 times/year and we ALWAYS eat at Little Swiss Cafe. Blintzes, Eggs Benedict, the best pea soup anywhere... If only there were more places like this

Thank GoTribe1
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

Bring cash! You will love it The place is so cute, atmosphere make you feel in Swiss I had their crepes specialty, with honey and chess. It is so good but is big enough to share and try another dish They are open for breakfast and lunch Hot Chocolate is a must there

2 Thank Sarinaleonor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
American, Cafe, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6th Avenue And Dolores, Between Lincoln and Mission, Carmel, CA 93922
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-5007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?