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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
Closed now
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Mon 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Atherton, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best service and pastries in Big Sur. We went for breakfast, and had a wood fired oven breakfast pizza and philly style eggs and hash. Everything from scratch with love. Don't pass by this gem in Big Sur. Amazing coffee and teas as well.

Thank Shannon O
Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee was great. The food was great. Service was friendly, fast, and helpful. The inside is warm and cozy. The outside looked very nice (it was raining when we were there so happy to sit inside).

Thank jordan r
Waterloo, Canada
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598 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 541 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant is just what the name says - a bakery/coffee shop during the day, and about 5ish p.m. it turns into a fine-dining establishment. It's a very cozy place, wonderful on a cold day, or a rainy one as we had experienced. There is a gas station on the same location as well as lodging. The... More 

Thank Travel_Bug81
Long Beach, California
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Big Sur and the crowds at Christmas were manageable. Of course there is a wait, but again be patient. The staff are friendly and everything is fresh. Ask the counter staff for a baked goods recommendation and you'll be pleased. They have seating inside for the restaurant and outside for the bakery.

Thank RChop
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a lunch on the way up to SF. We truly enjoyed the salad with grilled chicken, the baked goods (banana and chocolate pastry), the sourdough bread sandwich and the home fries. I also loved the yummy espresso. Service is slow, but they are friendly and nice and talk to you, go figure :-)

Thank Anialw13
San Jose, California
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181 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had both Dinner and Coffee and pastries in the morning. The dinner was very good. We had an appetizer and then split a salad and entree. The service was very good and friendly. Nice romantic atmosphere, however bring a small flashlight or your cell phone light to see the menu as its dark in the evening. The coffee and... More 

Thank daveb914
Saint Louis, Missouri
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The four of us had a terrific breakfast here--pancakes, eggs, chicken salad sandwich, and duck pizza! A quirky place--some days it opens at 9:30 and some days at 10 for breakfast--though you can get coffee and pastries earlier. Adorable.

Thank Arnie R
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Big Sur Bakery so much; it's a cozy, beautiful space and grounds. The food is delightful. We visited for dinner with a rather fussy baby and everyone was gracious and kind to her. We had delicious oysters, their magnificent bread, and steak that was done beautifully. Breakfast here is also basically perfect; their baked goods are justly famous... More 

Thank Quince D
Sunnyvale, California
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363 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the General store part of the restaurant. They make delicious, hot, fresh sandwiches to order along with some yummy fixins like Mac and cheese, jalapeno poppers and corn dogs. With snacks and drinks aplenty, grab it to go and head South to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and have a lovely picnic at one of the tables... More 

Thank ohdonnaoh
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I get up early every year to drive 35 minutes just so I can have three almond croissants for my three sons on Christmas Day. If you don't get there early enough all of their pastries will have already flown out the door. Their baristas are usually excellent and their food is world famous. There is not a more honest... More 

Thank Kathryn O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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?