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365 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2415
+1 831-920-2451
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Berkeley, California
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119 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely spot amidst a touristic area. The Latté and croissant sandwiches are great. There is also a nice variety of salads. Prices are reasonable-$6 per sandwich and 4.50 for a large cappuccino. There is room to work on your laptop or a small area to sit in the sun.

Thank BemusedBee
Grapevine, Texas
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I visited Cafe Lumiere every morning during my 5 day stay at the Monterey Marriott. My cappuccino was perfect every morning. Very cute cafe as well.

Thank Kelsey A
Turlock, California
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304 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

While staying at the Marriott, my husband and I walked over to get some dessert. The service was decent. We got a muffin and brownie, both tasted good. We decided on hot chocolates instead of coffee. Those were also good. We went on a Friday night and many people in there looked like they were studying and many people knew... More 

Thank Tcard2013
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Small local cafe, selling great salads, biscuits and pastries/cakes. The salads are really good and filling, with a good selection of ingredients. A bit of the trodden path, but worth a visit.

Thank LKavs
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We ate lunch here and wanted some minor modifications to their pre-made sandwiches. Waited over 1/2 hour. All that was forgiven when we bought the carrot cake & lemon cake.

Thank BBB57
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393 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We fly to Monterey every year for collector car week and we usually stay at the Portola Plaza. I like a skim latte in the morning. This year the latte at the Portola was not good. Maybe a change in coffee. I looked all week for a good skim latte. On the last day we found one at Cafe Lumiere.... More 

Thank Clinton S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

While staying in Monterey we stopped in Cafe Lumiere one morning. We loved it. The lattes were good size and delicious as well as the avocado toast w 2 eggs. The atmosphere and staff had a friendly neighborhood feel. A plus is free wifi

Thank K H
Pebble Beach, Ca
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

What a wonderful surprise. The chef is a genius, and the staff is very warm and friendly. Not a fancy restaurant, bit the food is as good as it gets--and you will think you have died and gone to heaven when you taste their made-in-house pastries. Wine and beer are available. And, you can bring the wine and beer into... More 

Thank JeffPebbleBeach_Ca
Pleasanton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This place makes espresso drinks that remind me of being in Italy, which was where I had the very best I've ever had. They also have a case full of hard-to-resist amazing baked goods that are hard to choose from. When you sit outside on the veranda, you really feel like you're in Europe. Oh, and the meusli is the... More 

Thank spammailqueen
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We had breakfast here per our Son's recommendation. It was delicious! We all ordered poached eggs cooked different ways and everything was just perfect. Fresh, healthy, delicious. Will surely visit again next time we are in the area.

Thank Lily A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-920-2451

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