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Pavel's Backerei

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219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
+1 831-643-2636
07:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I heard they get busy so I arrived at 7:10am. I had an apple danish (crispy on the outside, chewy inside) with some coffee. Dark, strong, smooth organic roast drop coffee is self serve out of a pump thermal carafe.. It was great coffee! Looked like the other carafe was decaf. I also bought a breakfast brioche to go. Multigrain... More 

Thank deborah m
Green Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful bakery items -- most of them bigger than average. It's difficult to select just one. They all look delicious. I loved the apple tart. Buy a loaf of Farmer's Bread.

Thank Jeffrey W
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a treat! Awesome choices! So many wonderful baked goods. Cash only. Love the Brochen (farmers bread with a poached egg inside, fruit danish, cinnamon roll. Great service. Cash only.

Thank Karen F
New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought sandwiches to take to Point Lobos State Park. Great food and people. Highly recommend the cookies!

Thank Calibogue15
Los Altos, California
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We fell in love with this little bakery off Lighthouse. We got some chocolate chunk, thumbprint, and peanut butter cookies the first day we were in town and ventured back on Day 2 to get some more! Price is very reasonable as well. Also tried their earthy, nutty sweet country bread -- for get what it is called, but it... More 

Thank Jasmine A
Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Open from 7 till they sell out, Tuesday thru Saturday. Huge croissants and other very fine pastries. Lots of regular customers.

Thank michaelslc2016
Fairview, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every thing here is yummy, but do not miss the croissant ! Favor / texture are spot on. And they are huge ! You might need to split!

Thank Terri S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

OMG... real pastries. Thought I was in Paris at 5am buying the finest pastries to be had. Since they shut the doors when they sell out the moring fares made me feel special and a little sneaky for purchasing so early.

Thank Shell Beach Inn W
Rancho Murieta, California, USA
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Divine pastry and bread and great sandwiches too. They are closed on Sunday so you need to get there on Saturday to get your Sunday fix. They don't take credit cards so bring cash. They sell out early. We always get the huge glazed donut which fits in a cake box. The cinnamon roles are huge and delicious.

Thank meyerea
Livermore, California
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went her both mornings of our most recent trip to Pacific Grove. Definitely exceeded my expectations. The Chocolate Croissants were the best I have ever had. Wishing I took a box with me back home. Price was reasonable. First day I had an apple fritter and my husband had a chocolate eclair. We were expecting a bill close to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?