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Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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47540 California 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-0520
08:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Mon 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped off here for breakfast before leaving Big Sur because it had a decent write up in our guide book, and it looked pretty quaint as we drove by it the previous day. It was a bit disappointing though. It's small, and it is cute, but the choice is limited. I ordered a croissant (pretty much the only thing... More 

Thank Natflash
Munich, Germany
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Extremely expensive little shack that calls itself a bakery. Insult to bakeries! Couldn't believe the prices! And what you get, four chips and a pickle half the size of my little finger to go along with a $14 mini turkey sandwich...

Thank ramorris3
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had to keep reminding myself that this is a resort town with $$$$. There are limited choices. If I were to compare Big Sur restaurants to an LA dining experience there would only be ***. I stayed at Ventana had dinner at their restaurant twice and will call their general manager directly with my comments. Big Sur Bakery tried... More 

Thank Trenchcoatkitties
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent coffee but ok pastries ... .pumpkin muffin saved the day nice view when sitting outside of the small patio. 2nd place to buy snapchat glasses but we were too late ;(

Thank myycmyyc
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so excited to try Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant. First of all it is NOT A BAKERY in the true sense of the word. They had absolutely no pastries by 11 a.m. They supposedly had sold out. Secondly, the menu was very spare and somewhat pretentious and expensive. Big disappointment. The majestic Ventana Wilderness across the street made... More 

Thank cheryl w
Scottsdale, Arizona
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128 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by for a great almond croissant or scone, relax for a bit, pay a little too much for the food, enjoy the respite from your Big Sur drive.

Thank desertduffergolf
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the prime beef strip with horseradish. It was fantastic. We tried the pizza as well which was also perfect. Afterwards we walked around the grounds. Wonderful lunch with my wife.

Thank Jason C
Westport, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had lunch but it was very good. I've heard great things about dinner and I'd definitely try it over a few other places next time I'm there. Very simple atmosphere but friendly. The baked goods are very good. Known for the I'm sure. Has a great reputation in the area.

Thank ascanlan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is an iconic recreational eating spot on the Highway 1. The sandwiches and the coffee is top notch. Every seat in the bakery inside or outside you feel comfortable and laid back like a hippie. Beautiful and at peace. You don't want to leave also because the music is good. Must experience. Will return.

Thank jorn S
Barcelona, Spain
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the middle of nowhere you find this little bakery with a great pastries. The surrounding is very beautiful, I completely recommend to stop and get something to eat. There is a little shop with very interesting things.

Thank Carla1100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47540 California 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-0520

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