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Parker-Lusseau Pastries

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539 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2801
+1 831-641-9188
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:30
Sat 07:30 - 16:30
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Arlington, Texas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped by Parker-Lusseau while we were on vacation. We found there's not many early breakfast options in Monterey, and opted here because of the convenient hours. (The Parker-Lusseau closest to us actually opened later.) My favorite vacation breakfast is a pain au chocolat (it's vacation, why not indulge a bit?) and this bakery's was on point!... More 

1 Thank Samantha W
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135 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful little pastry shop makes killer macaroons (definitely get the Meyer lemon and pistachio) and makes a really good chai latte. The quiches are beautiful. I'll definitely try and go back to try one!

1 Thank Paul S
Berkeley, California
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199 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful eatery and bakery in downtown Monterrey. The food is exquisite. We ate there twice in our 3 day visit and bought food to take home when we departed. That's a real strong message. We loved the quiches, the almond croissant, and everything else we ate. Plenty of street parking but get there before the lunch rush.

1 Thank Barry W
Larkspur, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It's eye-catching from the outside. I wasn't looking to stop here when I passed by... but had to once I saw the place. It's friendly, gorgeous, with beautifully rustic decor or if modern, it was well hidden by the beautiful pastries and candy delights that called my name from every angle. I almost don't want to share this place because... More 

1 Thank Kim M
Fresno, California
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

After buying some fish off the wharf to take back to the beach house we stopped at Parker-Lusseau to pick up some delicious pastries, sandwiches and baked goods to tide us over for a 4 day weekend. I bought some macarons and they were some of the best I have had in America. As well as half a dozen of... More 

Thank GregoryandMichelle
Sacramento, California
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We have been trying for sometime to find pastries like we had in Paris, and this place comes so close we stopped there 2-days in a row. The Cafe Americano coffee is top notch, and the selections of pastries and sandwiches to go are great. Since they were closed on Sunday we purchased a lot of extras for the next... More 

Thank Marvintm009
Sin City, Nevada
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285 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this gem on one of our 1st trips to Monterey and make a point to have coffee & pastries every visit now. Good hot coffee, fresh pastries and very pleasant service.

Thank bu1larry
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was a perfect stop for afternoon tea and pastries on our exploration of historic downtown Monterey. The pastries were wonderful - just the right amount of butter and sugar - different types for different tastes - buttery chocolate or hazelnut, macaroons, fruit tarts, caneles...We didn't try the croissants but they looked wonderful too!

Thank VerdeRosa
Perris, California
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189 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Yes, we order a cake for our son to have on our arrived at the Hotel in Monterey, and the PLP deliver no extra charge,(the hotel is across them☺️)but the best part it was the cake, mi son love it!!!! The next day we decide to go to the bakery, and we have to walk about 2 blocks to the... More 

Thank Cinthya D
Monterey, CA
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Buttery flaky croissants du patissier, financier, kouigne aman, French macarons in pastel colors, seasonal treats like chocolate Easter eggs (they make large ones!!) They do serve sandwiches and soup, but the pastry is what draws me there. The beautiful eclairs and mini cakes, Napoleons, get a plate of treats, coffee, and sit down on the porch for a break from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, French
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 Hartnell St, Monterey, CA 93940-2801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-641-9188

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