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Old Monterey Cafe

489 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
+1 831-646-1021
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (35 reviews)
“grits” (12 reviews)
Open Now
06:45 - 14:30All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
489 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here for brunch and it doesn't matter what day of the week it is, it's always a full house. The breakfasts are large portions and I created a salad, by combining two together. The service was outstanding, but there was no small talk...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice, friendly place offering really good breakfast selection. Had egg Benedicte and omellette, all was very tasty.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and an amazing wait staff that navigated a very busy breakfast in a small but fun place. Thanks

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was quite a queue out the door when we arrived. But it went down quickly while the staff rushed around moving things along. Service was friendly. We personalised our breakfast orders quite a bit. No problem. Food arrived in fair time and was one...More

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service here is very efficient and it was obviously very popular. The breakfasts are amazing - huge, delicious, mugs of tea (hurrah), I don't think you can have a bad meal here - I would be happy to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner here...More

Thank Nikki F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an avid TA reviewer, I always check places out on TA before visiting. Having read the reviews on this place, I was really looking forward to a great breakfast. Sadly, this never materialised. As expected there was a queue to get in, absolutely fine....More

Thank 0908267
Reviewed 1 week ago

The line was out the door, but none the less they had us in and sitted within 10 minutes. Their breakfast selections are not less than outstanding.

Thank icecream2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Portlander omelet....it's more than enough food & very tasty. Got the hash browns extra crispy, just how I like them, Great friendly service.

Thank king0fswing
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good and plentiful. Parking is, well, Alvarado street. It would be nice if the street tables were open for them, but they seem to be only for the next door place, even the seats in front of the restaurant. If you have...More

Thank Drew C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love going here to eat. Lots of food and so good tasting. Service is great also. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Nancy S
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Dara M
18 September 2016|
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Response from Dick G | Reviewed this property |
Hello. We were just there last Friday morning and I don't recall Turkey bacon or sausage being on the menu. There were several items with Chicken sausage. I substituted Chicken sausage for a Pork sausage in an omelet.
24 June 2016|
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Response from lola-c2892 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately not. It's a one if a kind place though, much better than chain places such as Denny's, which I love but this is one better
17 May 2016|
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Response from JohnT641 | Reviewed this property |
They have a wide range of breakfast items- I would rate it highly on- Egg Benedict , pancakes especially strawberry, Waffles, plus all the standard egg dishes with outstanding hash browns. Don't worry that you could not see... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
06:45 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 489 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-646-1021
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