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481 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
+1 831-324-0347
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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481 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The long wait for brunch on a Sunday morning was totally worth it. Great atmosphere, food, service, and bottomless mimosas added up to 4 happy customers. Food was solid and generously portioned. Bottomless mimosas did not disappoint - not watered down and promptly brought out...More

Thank nataliesetliff
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Nice cafe for good coffee and a quick breakfast. The pastries and quiches are good, the service attentive and friendly. We are regulars when we are in town.

Thank waterboy1368
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I have hours to wait while my sick kitty gets an ultrasound and possible surgery on a mass in her stomach today. So i planned to hang out at Crema this morning, have lunch, and read. SHOCKER......The wonderful brown leather comfy chairs in the upstairs...More

Thank lizclark100
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Wide variety of eggs benedicts, waffles, biscuits and gravy, and more. Very generous servings. Coffee is Verve - wonderful! Also have an Espresso bar next to the restaurant. Great find!

Thank SteveAndSueFromCA
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Was very pleased to find this cozy coffee bar / restaurant in Pacific Grove. Enjoyed a quick drink and oatmeal chocolate chip cookie in the downstairs coffee bar area but have also had lunch and brunch in the upstairs 'house' portion of the building. Everything...More

1  Thank Robin A
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

we came twice because everything was delicious and much attention was given to detail. Food, ambience, loose leaf tea within the restaurant! We tried calamari with eggs, huevos rancheros, another wonderful egg dish. Defiantly would come back again

Thank willietino
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The breakfast sandwich is awesome!! Thick bacon - yum! Good coffee too. Cute restaurant - tables a little cramped for our family of four. Went two mornings in a row. Not to be missed!

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Monterey area 2 nights. My son and I visited Crema for breakfast on a Saturday. We both had the chicken fried steak. My son says it was the best he ever had. I agreed . Potatoes were not under done and...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We were staying in Pacific Grove and stumbled in to Crema during a walk on Lighthouse Ave. It is a quaint older restaurant with cool staff and amazing food. What we found incredible were their seasoned fries and unique was the calamari wrap. Not a...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 9 November 2016

So being a little daring, we tried this little placed tucked back in a beautiful spot off the street and much to our surprise, we found a real gem. We had lunch here and not only was the service top notch and the atmosphere very...More

Thank daveteter1959
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 481 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-324-0347
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Open seven days a week, our three tastefully decorated, cozy indoor seating areas and garden courtyard, will help you find your happy place! Enjoy espresso drinks (we proudly serve Verve Coffee Roasters), loose leaf teas, fresh homemade pastries and breakfast burritos 7 days per week. Brunch is served Wed- Sun beginning at 9am. Benedicts, Chicken & Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy and more! Lunch is served starting at noon Wed-Fri and 1pm on the weekends. Specialty sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and more are featured AND we have spicy Bacon Micheladas, Bottomless Mimosas in four flavors and Sangria pitchers. We are wireless ready and yes, we take credit cards! Crema is the perfect venue to host a special event, private party, wedding reception, baby shower, birthday party, business meeting, holiday party or fundraiser.
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