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Cottage Restaurant

Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-625-6260
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“artichoke soup” (23 reviews)
“bangers” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate 2 lunches and breakfast there during a recent trip. Excellent service--one can order breakfast at lunch. Good quantities of food. Adapted well to our gluten-free needs.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is after two visits to the Cottage Restaurant (hopefully that will be enough to provide an unbiased assessment). My house guest and I needed to find a place for breakfast that showcased the best of what Carmel could, should or would offer. Unfortunately,...More

Thank mightytraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute cottage-conversion-to-restaurant. Fresh orange/grapefruit juice, wheat walnut toast, omelet w fruit were all delicious. Table by he window had a lovely view. Intimate and charming...would return and recommend!

Thank alyson w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast places are my favorite and this place certainly fit the bill. Great coffee, pancakes and bacon 🥓🥞☕️. Darling atmosphere too. Perfect place in one of my favorite cities.

Thank Suzannemlim
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

My daughter said she didn’t want to leave because it was like she was in a fairytale! The inside is adorable, and the breakfast was tasty and well done. A couple vegan options as well (I had the oatmeal with berries and raisins and bananas).

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

It was alright. The food was nothing special and it didn't have that good of an atmosphere but it wasn't bad

Thank Gunnerjz
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Overall a nice breakfast, in spite of the lady (the owner, I'd guess) who seemed angry that we didn't have reservations (which you can only make by calling). We were told that the wait would be 30 minutes but it was actually not more than...More

Thank jillats
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I was in Carmel for Memorial Day weekend and had breakfast at The Cottage twice. Very busy little place but always able to get seated quickly. Service is fast, the menu has a great variety, and the coffee is delicious. Their french toast is amazing...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My friends and I stopped at this place for breakfast and enjoyed it. Good quantity and quality a a reasonable price. Katy cakes (small pancakes) were excellent. Service was slow. Need to go down a step to get on the level for the restrooms. Not...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Over many years, we've revisited 'The Cottage' for reliably delicious b'fasts...in central Carmel & hard to match for ambiance, service & really good food. Pancakes & waffles, yum!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lincoln Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-6260
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