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Trailside Cafe

550 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1478
+1 831-649-8600
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cannery row” (31 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
550 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1478
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

This was within walking distance of our hotel, so we gave it a try. Pleasantly surprised. Great breakfast menu (french toast and salmon eggs benedict) and some of the best Chai Latte I've had in a long time. Nice location along the trail, great for...More

Thank kmoeller99
Reviewed 15 September 2012 via mobile

We found this spot while on our honeymoon. Great breakfast food especially the potatoes. Situated one block from Cannery Row with a nice view and a patio with live entertainment! The Cafe Vanilla Latte was fab, well priced, and the size of a grande coffee...More

Thank JLaMont9
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Excellent spot, excellent food and attentive wait staff. Went for breakfast on a sunny Monterey morning. They had live music out on the patio. Everything was perfect.

Thank James S
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Don't look for this on Wave Street. Maybe I missed it but when I saw a vacant building I thought it had closed. Its on the backside of the building right on the bike and walking trail. Luckily we noticed it the second day so...More

Thank mabmak
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Just located one block north of Cannery Row, this little cafe has so many options. The food is always fresh and delectable. If you are not local, you cannot pay with a check and they prefer cash.

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 6 September 2012 via mobile

We've returned to this cafe four times this summer. Found this little gem when riding our bikes on the trail. Has great coffee and the ice tea was delicious. Had the trailsaid breakfast, the eggs were cook just the way I like them and the...More

Thank Zenay
Reviewed 30 August 2012

This is a first rate spot if you are tooling down the Bike Trail on the way to PG. Drop your bikes, grab a table and enjoy excellent food, tastefully presented and priced reasonably. The smoked salmon benedict is outstanding. Lots of other Benedict choices...More

Thank rickie p
Reviewed 9 August 2012

This cafe was conveniently located on Cannery Row, we visited for a late lunch after the aquarium. It was clean and had a nice range of menu items. It seemed like a great place to bring a book, have some drinks and relax for an...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 6 August 2012

This cafe has really fresh and delicious food. You go inside to order at the counter (cash only) and they bring it out to you. I suggest trying to snag a table outside - totally worth it. The girls at the counter have serious attitude...More

Thank TracyLPhoenix_AZ
Reviewed 23 July 2012

I ate here recently before visiting the Aquarium. Easy to park on the street in the early morning (although you do need to feed the meter), and it is a little difficult to find (down the stairs and and around the back of the building)....More

Thank KLD101
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1478
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-649-8600
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