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Trailside Cafe

550 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1478
+1 831-649-8600
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cannery row” (31 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
550 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1478
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

Not only was food beautifully presented, the quality was fresh and very very good. A friend ordered pancakes and one person commented that one pancake could be worn as a hat if they couldn't eat the entire order! they were that big!

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 18 June 2015

This is a cute place to eat especially if it is a nice day. Sit outside. I liked the French donuts (forgot the name) with their homemade blueberry jelly! Yummy. The coffee is great too. My husband wasn't happy with his bacon being overlooked and...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Great location right along the trail and it was nice to sit outside and see the bay. The food was a good price and good quality.

Thank geladeee
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We were looking for a fresh lunch, one with a salad, a choice of fresh items such as pesto, vegetarian items, quaint atmosphere, etc. We got a local to suggest this place and it was spot on. We ended up with an artichoke and a...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We came here for Sunday brunch because it had outdoor seating and was walking distance from our hotel. It took almost 45 minutes to receive our food - beignets, omelet, eggs with sausage and toast. It should never take 45 minutes to make a breakfast...More

Thank Fallon M
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

me and my son are here one morning while staying in Monterey. Denver omelette was fluffy and delicious. the buttermilk pancakes melted in your mouth. nice view of the bay while we dined outside.

1  Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 26 May 2015

If I were rating this on our breakfast food alone, I would give it 4 stars. However, the experience as a whole was odd and that made it a bit less enjoyable. There are tables where you have a few people wandering like wait staff,...More

Thank YouGoGirl_115
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

We went here twice for breakfast. Lovely eggs benedict and pancakes with berries. Endless coffee. Loved the coconut coffee! Good service although you can only pay cash and order at the counter.

Thank lfurn
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Cage free eggs, if it matters to you. Very earth concious and very good. Waffles with fresh whipped cream, strawberries. Applewood smoked bacon. Order at counter, grab a cup of local roasted coffee, claim a table and they bring it to you. Organic=$$ Not diner...More

Thank rbitner2016
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Considering that we were right next to a major tourist trap area, this little cafe was unexpected. Food was fresh (loved the fish tacos) and the beer/wine selection was varied. So glad that we stumbled into this little oasis.

Thank Irene B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1478
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-649-8600
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