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Holly's Lighthouse Cafe

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602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2615
+1 831-372-7006
07:00 - 14:00
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Wed - Mon 07:00 - 14:00
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice little place for breakfast in Pacific Grove with more of a local feel than the tourist spots on Cannery Row. It is popular so there may be a short wait, but the menu is interesting, the food well prepared and the wait staff attentive.

Thank Daryl S
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We dined here on a weekday for a late breakfast around 11:30. I had the house specialty apple oat pancakes which I found rather dry even with syrup and butter. If I wanted Vermont maple syrup, the cost was $2 more. Really? Also, $4.25 for a small orange juice in California? Ridiculous. I live in the Midwest and don't pay... More 

Thank 4catcouple
Sacramento, California
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

On Black Friday arrived at 1; they close at 2 (open at 7). Found a table and was promptly served with water. Service was quickly available at all times; we were done by 1:40. Ordered the ham and egg cheese melt on sour dough bread. Was delicious - among the best sour dough I've had and I've had many different... More 

Thank PGNevis
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Do yourself a favor, come to Pacific Grove for a long weekend or week holiday. Even during freezing August, this is the warmest place in town. Spanish omelette, oatmeal, coffee, pancakes. The only item that was not worth the carbs was the dry bisquit. Worth the wait to enjoy one of the cutest most authentic cafes in the USA!

Thank Marytango99
Sacramento, California
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here once and had to come back second time to try something else in yummy menu. Cinnamon raisin french toast--so delish... and heated syrup too! My next choice was special apple oat pancakes-- i added some bananas. Awesome. Some cooks dont know how to cook pancakes with fruit inside-- but they did! My husband had eggs, sausage & shoestring... More 

Thank Bonnie C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The breakfast was amazing and prices were great! I had the two egg breakfast. It came with hash browns, bacon, and tortillas included.

Thank Cheryl F
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went here for breakfast and had a wonderful meal for the money. Service was prompt. Had pancakes and eggs with sausage and it was well prepared and a good quantity. You wont leave hungry.

Thank Steve063
Chico, California
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342 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A nice small family-run cafe in the heart of the lighthouse commercial area. perfect stop for a late morning breakfast or lunch. Great prices, solid portions, friendly and fast service, and a character and ambiance that sings of the coastal and laid-back location in Pacific Grove. On my list for return visit in the future.

Thank JoelZ195
Hydesville, California
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Located in downtown Pacific Grove, Holly's is a nice place for lunch. I had a good latte and a slice of bourbon bread pudding and it was very good.

Thank 4cookie82
San Francisco, California
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100 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Having eaten at Lighthouse Cafe many times over the years, I was surprised by the spotty service and mediocre meal on this trip. Simple bacon & eggs - the bacon was massively salty, the potatoes blackened on one side and the toast over toasted too. The eggs were good though! Hopefully, next time.....

Thank JourneyImaged

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-7006
Great little local find that serves breakfast and lunch. The food is fresh and it is very popular in Pacific Grove.

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