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365 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2415
+1 831-920-2451
07:00 - 22:00
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Plainview, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with a bunch of friends from an annual meeting/conference. The food is very french and nicely prepared. The service was amiable and excellent. Had the escargot and some fine local fish. Desserts were all good. Excellent choice of California and also French wines. Nice ambiance and not too far from the downtown area.

Thank dogeyedoctor
Glen Burnie
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was good location in downtown Monterey. Has the best avocado breakfast, the avocado tartine with poached eggs. Relaxing to get coffee or cafe latte there, and hang out with my ipad and husband.

Thank huskydog49
Monterey, California
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away off the main drag. Good coffee. Small but good brunch menu. Croissant sandwich, chorizo hash, etc. And the mimosas come with fresh squeezed OJ.

Thank plmtr88
Berkeley, California
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely spot amidst a touristic area. The Latté and croissant sandwiches are great. There is also a nice variety of salads. Prices are reasonable-$6 per sandwich and 4.50 for a large cappuccino. There is room to work on your laptop or a small area to sit in the sun.

Thank BemusedBee
Grapevine, Texas
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I visited Cafe Lumiere every morning during my 5 day stay at the Monterey Marriott. My cappuccino was perfect every morning. Very cute cafe as well.

Thank Kelsey A
Turlock, California
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307 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

While staying at the Marriott, my husband and I walked over to get some dessert. The service was decent. We got a muffin and brownie, both tasted good. We decided on hot chocolates instead of coffee. Those were also good. We went on a Friday night and many people in there looked like they were studying and many people knew... More 

Thank Tcard2013
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Small local cafe, selling great salads, biscuits and pastries/cakes. The salads are really good and filling, with a good selection of ingredients. A bit of the trodden path, but worth a visit.

Thank LKavs
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We ate lunch here and wanted some minor modifications to their pre-made sandwiches. Waited over 1/2 hour. All that was forgiven when we bought the carrot cake & lemon cake.

Thank BBB57
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265 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We fly to Monterey every year for collector car week and we usually stay at the Portola Plaza. I like a skim latte in the morning. This year the latte at the Portola was not good. Maybe a change in coffee. I looked all week for a good skim latte. On the last day we found one at Cafe Lumiere.... More 

Thank Clinton S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

While staying in Monterey we stopped in Cafe Lumiere one morning. We loved it. The lattes were good size and delicious as well as the avocado toast w 2 eggs. The atmosphere and staff had a friendly neighborhood feel. A plus is free wifi

Thank K H

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-920-2451

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