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Book Works Bookstore Coffeehouse

667 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2665
+1 831-372-2242
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastries” (14 reviews)
“quiche” (4 reviews)
“coffee house” (13 reviews)
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667 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2665
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We grabbed a quick breakfast here. It was packed. They have a nice menu including some gluten free options. In the back is a small book section. I would definitely go back and hang out.

Thank eyeileen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful coffees, pastries and a small but great bookstore, gifts. Relax in comfy chairs with complimentary wireless.

Thank Tugrul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this awesome shop while wandering around P.G. one morning. Sat on the sidewalk, drank coffee, read a bit, and watched the world go by. It was breezy and wonderful. The coffee was hot and delicious. The bookstore had a lot of books in...More

Thank BKM33
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nice selection of baked goods, super tasty coffee, and wifi -- you can't go wrong! Plus there's a bookstore in the back.

Thank Cathy E
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Thank goodness these little independent bookstores still exist! What a beautiful bookstore and cafe combined.

Thank mooshan
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Good latte, super-great hot cocoa, and delicious buttery oatmeal cookie. Lovely setting and atmosphere inside, or at a table outside. This is quintessential Pacific Grove: friendly, comfortable, relaxed, and charming in every way.

Thank calinurse
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

After making many cups of hotel coffeemaker coffee, I stumbled onto this gem and thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful Italian roast. Delicious coffee and quaint atmosphere

Thank fricassee2000
Reviewed 21 June 2017

It's kind of funky but cool... a good place to browse, drink coffee or tea, take a break and savor a moment of down time.

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a sweet spot to relax on Lighthouse, Pacific Grove's main street. Unfortunately, the coffee is weak and tasteless, unforgivable for a cafe.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is a wonderful spot to grab a coffee, and peruse their small but lovely bookstore. They have the sweetest soft furry adroable animal puppets for sale. So if you have lots of grandkids? Be careful you will walk out with a bag full of...More

Thank Kathryn O
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Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 667 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2665
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-2242
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