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Pavel's Backerei

219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
+1 831-643-2636
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“donuts” (28 reviews)
“pastry” (33 reviews)
“sandwiches” (33 reviews)
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219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barely any cookie amongst the chocolate chips in the cookies! You cannot go wrong, no matter what you order. Yum!

1  Thank Katie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

almost everything there is good to excellent. Avoid the donut and apple fritter which were only OK. Good coffee. Good sandwiches. Not all sandwiches available are on the menu; ask what they are making. Not open Sunday or Monday. Get there early; line at the...More

1  Thank silconvalleyvisitor
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Best chocolate croissant I have ever had! Everything looked amazing, I only wish I had tried the cheese sourdough. What a find.

1  Thank Wreets
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This bakery is small but their pastries and sandwiches are simply the best. Everything is made with fresh ingredients and baked perfectly. Cash only and close when pastries are sold out!

1  Thank emmao918
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I read all the reviews and so jumped out of bed early on our vacation in order to be there at 6:45 a.m. I was the first in line - for about 2 minutes. The it started to wind its way down the block. They...More

1  Thank CinderellaDearest
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Very popular with the locals and tourists, but you need to get there early to avoid disappointment as some things sell out quickly. Not really sure why the cinnamon rolls are so popular as they are far too sweet for my taste, but the bagels...More

1  Thank Papamoabill
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. We were visiting from Texas and really enjoyed the area. So as usual I got on trip adviser to see what and where to eat. This was highly recommended and I agree. I will give a quick pros and cons that...More

3  Thank Carl S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Get there early there is usually a line to the door and on sidewalk. Excellent baked goods and they will run out some days.

1  Thank BRuce M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Pavel's not only has the best baked goods that I have ever had, the people there are the friendliest group. The owner is the baker and obviously knows the secrets. Combine this with the small town atmosphere and it is easy to see why the...More

1  Thank PacificGroveGary
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I live a few blocks from Patel's and we stop I weekly. They make everything from scratch and we can taste the difference. We don't eat much pastry, but we thing their pastry is the best in town. We do eat bread. Their farmer's bread...More

1  Thank lightm0ment
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15 July 2016|
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Response from Sally J | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you just call and ask them? (831) 643-2636 They are open today..
12 May 2016|
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Response from Jan L |
Farmers bread.
17 December 2015|
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Response from Clint L | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure that no signs display the availability of gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-643-2636
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