We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Lumiere

365 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2415
+1 831-920-2451
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good42%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tartine” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe
365 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2415
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (42)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Wonderful selection of wholesome and delicious food for breakfast. Highly recommend the lentil tartine. It is great to find somewhere that serves perfectly cooked poached eggs. The coffee is also amazing. Wifi is free and fast via a different code every day. Service is friendly...More

Thank frenchfancy9
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We stopped in for a quick latte. Glad we did. Some of the change coffee places use water that is too hot for properly pulling a shot of espresso. Not here. It's just right.

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Became a regular haunt for a morning coffee and breakfast. The coffee is excellent and there is a good selection of breakfast options. The blueberry pancakes are lovely, light and fluffy and maple granola is another good option.Enjoy the free WiFi and relax into the...More

Thank Quins66
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Wheat free chocolate almond cookies! I bought one every morning I was in town. The one morning I had a cappuccino - it was great as well.

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

All I can say is this. It's a small quaint coffee shop in cute little Monterey,CA. I visit this area frequently for business and I am always willing to drive out of my way to go to for an americano. Breakfast sandwiches, to go sandwiches,...More

Thank Tod S
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Started my day here 3 times. We didn't realize there was a full breakfast menu until the last day. Pastries are delicious and the coffee is smooth and strong. Wish they'd put the cream in something other than its carton. Overall reliable place.

Thank modernlizbennet
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I like Lumiere and have been several times. Good selection of coffees and teas as well as a nice selection of foods. As a local, I often meet people there

Thank creativity2001
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I stop in here to meet friends and review work related products. It is open and spacious. I coexists with Osio theatre.

Thank MontereyFamily
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went there with a bunch of friends from an annual meeting/conference. The food is very french and nicely prepared. The service was amiable and excellent. Had the escargot and some fine local fish. Desserts were all good. Excellent choice of California and also French wines....More

Thank dogeyedoctor
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Was good location in downtown Monterey. Has the best avocado breakfast, the avocado tartine with poached eggs. Relaxing to get coffee or cafe latte there, and hang out with my ipad and husband.

Thank huskydog49
Nearby Restaurants
Montrio Bistro
971 reviews
.07 km away
Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill
377 reviews
.12 km away
Crown & Anchor
419 reviews
.02 km away
Caffe Trieste
253 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Monterey State Historic Park
137 reviews
.25 km away
MST Trolley
35 reviews
.17 km away
Dali17 Museum
48 reviews
.26 km away
Old Monterey Farmer's Market
58 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Lumiere staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-920-2451
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing