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Plumes Coffee House

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400 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2711
+1 831-373-4526
06:00 - 22:00
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I wanted Vietnamese coffee, but they were out of the key ingredient, so I got a Mexican mocha, which was very tasty. Chocolate, coffee, milk, and cinnamon.

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Thank fricassee2000
Pacific Grove, California
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lovely coffee shop, comfortable seating and couches. Great quality tea and coffee. Hot chocolate also a great choice for cold afternoons in Monterey.

Thank YoKern
Monterey, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Best place in town to be beat! Located at the only traffic signal light on the main street of this small Monterey Peninsula town, the clientele include language school students of all ages and nationalities, international travelers and beatniks, hippies, rainbow flower children, mountain men and women, and pilgrims on their way south to Venice or Baja Sur. Wonderful post-Autumn... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Plumes was right next to my hotel. The desserts were terrific and the staff was excellent. They reminded me of my local coffee house in GA. I told them what I wanted and they made the perfect blend. The oldsters outside were fabulous to talk with and willing to share Monterey history and political views. Plumes is going to make... More 

Thank Rebecca O
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped by for a coffee, it was strong but good. Nice place. There were a variety of people there. They had internet as well

Thank TravlinWoman
Carmel, Indiana
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Our server at dinner the previous evening recommended Plumes as a place where local folks went to have breakfast or a fast coffee on the way to work. Typical of this type of establishment, there were a large selection of fresh pastries that my wife sampled. I had a great breakfast sandwich on bagel that hit the spot. Friendly staff... More 

Thank Michael G
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Needed a cup of coffee early in the morning and this was the only place ready to serve me at 6am! Very good location and clean.

Thank tripp h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The great location on the corner of Alvarado and E. Franklin makes this a perfect place to people watch whilst enjoying one of their 'pour over' coffees. They make a selection of coffee and tea drinks to your specification with warm and friendly service-Bella especially! Their opening hours from 6 am to 10 pm (apart from Sundays) plus their convenient... More 

Thank LeilaSizehourglass
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

They have a multitude of coffee's, pastries and quiche. Lovely little place just around the corner from the Marriott Monterey we stayed at. The hotel front desk recommended it when we asked. I had the chocolate croissant and my husband had the apple fritter. Very good. Friendly people too.

Thank lbreves
Carmel, California
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a local favorite. Great coffees and teas. Fresh donuts and bagels. Friendly staff, clean, wifi friendly.

Thank kittyrascal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-4526

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