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Pavel's Backerei

219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
+1 831-643-2636
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“donuts” (26 reviews)
“pastry” (32 reviews)
“bread” (68 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very popular with the locals and tourists, but you need to get there early to avoid disappointment as some things sell out quickly. Not really sure why the cinnamon rolls are so popular as they are far too sweet for my taste, but the bagels...More

Thank Papamoabill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. We were visiting from Texas and really enjoyed the area. So as usual I got on trip adviser to see what and where to eat. This was highly recommended and I agree. I will give a quick pros and cons that...More

1  Thank Carl S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early there is usually a line to the door and on sidewalk. Excellent baked goods and they will run out some days.

1  Thank waterboy1368
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pavel's not only has the best baked goods that I have ever had, the people there are the friendliest group. The owner is the baker and obviously knows the secrets. Combine this with the small town atmosphere and it is easy to see why the...More

1  Thank PacificGroveGary
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I live a few blocks from Patel's and we stop I weekly. They make everything from scratch and we can taste the difference. We don't eat much pastry, but we thing their pastry is the best in town. We do eat bread. Their farmer's bread...More

1  Thank lightm0ment
Reviewed 15 April 2017

When you are in Pacific Grove, be sure to make Pavel's a stopping place if you love tasty bakery items and wonderful breads.

1  Thank Travelor44
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

What can I say the donut was fluffy absolutely wonderful. Born and raised here but this is my first time cuz hard to get in on a timely manner they only make as much as they sell and then they close. You have to be...More

1  Thank mrmedeiros03
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is the best bakery ever. It is a take out place only a few seats. Pastry and breads are amazing. Not cheap but worth it.

1  Thank irelandmm
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We stopped by Pavel's early in the morning to pick up some pastries to take on a drive. There was a line and the place is small, but the line moved quickly. I was amazed at the size of the pastries. There was a glazed...More

3  Thank Lily P
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The only downside of this place is that it is too good. All the locals know about it. Sometimes the lines go up or down the street outside and nearby parking it taken. There are a few tables and chairs inside. Visitors to the area...More

2  Thank George B
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Which weeks is the bakery closed for the staff's summer vacation? While I agree that everyone deserves a vacation, I would like to take mine before or after the business does. I crave the butter croissants!
16 July 2016|
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Response from Sally J | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you just call and ask them? (831) 643-2636 They are open today..
Do you have anything gluten free? We have one family member that can't eat gluten, but we'd love to come there on our visit in May.
13 May 2016|
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Response from Jan L |
Farmers bread.
I am in Tennessee. I called Pavel's Bakerei to ask if they would take my information to send a gift certificate to a friend who lives in the Peninsula or in the alternative, if they would hold my information on account for her to come in and buy goods as a present. However Pavel's has a taped message saying they are not taking orders by phone. They have no website. Is there no way to communicate with them to purchase a gift certificate for a local person? S.C.
18 December 2015|
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Response from Clint L | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure that no signs display the availability of gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-643-2636
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