1038 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 372-5960
Fax: (831) 655-1681
For those who want to sample Asian cuisine come down to An Choi located in the northern side of Pacific Grove. Experience a casual and comfortable atmosphere featuring the best of Asian specialties ranging from Vietnamese to Thai. Go-to dishes on the menu include the Vietnamese Grilled Chicken, Hanoi Crispy Crab Rolls, Teriyaki Eel Rice Bowl, Pad Thai and Jicama Rolls. Patrons can expect excellent service and down-to-earth prices. The restaurant also features a cozy beer and wine bar where patrons can relax post dining. A definite must-try for those looking to try something new!
Toasties Cafe is a quaint little country eatery one can go to for just good food without all the fanfare for a reasonable price and filling quantities. This is a very popular breakfast stop for great pancakes, French toast, fluffy omelets or just ham and eggs. Toasties Cafe also serves a hearty lunch and dinner at good prices.
The menu at the Red House Cafe is simple yet selective and American with an interesting European twist. The place is well lit and a delightful experience on a sunny day. The menu available here is very dynamic and changes often according to market and seasonal availability giving the patron the freshest options. If you want a fine dining experience which is easy on your pockets as well, check this place out.
This gem of a restaurant in Pacific Grove serves up fresh Italian cuisine and seafood specialties. Known for their famous ravioli's made daily, the lobster and mascarpone are by far the local favorite. Nightly specials of seafood and meat add variety to the menu, while the pasta dishes are usually light and full of flavor. The crisp white decor is enriched from the giant European advertising posters that line the walls, which of course, are original productions! The wine list features a bevy of Italian labels with a few local labels as well. If you're up for it, the dessert is made in-house with mouthwatering offerings like berry cobbler and tiramisu.
Famous for their giant glazed donuts, this popular Pacific Grove bakery has sinfully delicious sweet treats. With a line out the door, Pavel's Backerei glass cases are filled with baked items like cinnamon rolls the size of your palm, pizza bread, selection of bomboloni, croissants, and much more. Arrive early in the morning to beat the lines and get the best selection!
Culinary styles from various regions of the Caribbean are brought into play on this restaurant's interesting and tempting menu. There are the Sauteed Prawns Belize, the Grilled Snapper Cancun and the Tilapia Cancun. Dishes run the gamut from grilled to sauteed to deep-fried. A selection of rich, calorie-laden desserts rounds out the menu. The interior of the restaurant is handsome and comfortable, with white linen tablecloths, dark wood furnishings and expansive windows that look out onto the ocean. See website for menu, cookbook details, and other locations.
This simple Pacific Grove coffee house serves scrumptious pastries and gourmet coffee. With over 30 different flavor options, iced, blended or hot, B's Coffee House probably knows how to make that favorite espresso drink of yours. For those who prefer tea, their tea lattes are raved about by locals.
Start the morning right with a huge, heavy plate of eggs and bacon, biscuits and gravy, or Eggs Benedict. A number of variations on Eggs Benedict are also served. Prices are low to medium. At lunchtime, try one of the specials; the Sunday turkey spread is one of the best. The cafe is located in lovely Pacific Grove, within walking distance of several B&Bs and just a mile away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
First Awakenings is aptly named, it's a real eye opener and not just with the great breakfast they serve but with the bright surroundings and the friendly staff serving you. The breakfast served here is rave-worthy delicious. Whether it's a waffle, blueberry pancakes, omelets, burritos, crepes, hash browns or just a plain old fruit bowl, you'll sure to be satisfied. If you're in the city, do not miss a chance to have a hearty breakfast here. First Awakenings is also dog friendly. Although be warned, this breakfast house is so famous you can almost always expect to find a crowd.
Consistently named "Best Restaurant for Vegetarians" by local publications, Tillie Gort's is a great place to hang out and enjoy fresh, healthy meals. Though the vegetarian (and even vegan) options are plentiful (don't miss the veggie-laden pastas or the "No Meat" Loaf), carnivores are looked after as well (chicken enchiladas or a cheeseburger with sauteed mushrooms ought to do the trick). Breakfast is popular, probably due to the alluring array of scrambles, omelettes and benedicts (not to mention the Artichoke Frittata or the Cinnamon French Toast). Beer, wine, an assortment of coffee and tea drinks, as well as a nice selection of exotic juices are available. See website for menu and more.
This market and deli is popular among the armed forces residents of Monterey due to its location to the base. Known for its massive sandwiches, Compagno's tasty creations are big enough for two meals! A deli case with lighter fare is also available, with salads, and even sinful decadent sweets like chocolate cake. Their refreshments are just as delicious with artisan brand names and craft brews available.
When you have decided to seriously throw the calorie counter out the window, and that means no guilty feelings later, come here. Feast on Scampi Alla Romana (jumbo prawns in champagne-cream sauce) or Agnalotti Con Funghi (pesto-stuffed pasta in a savory mushroom sauce). Save a room for the tiramisu. The recipe is a treasured family secret. Relax in a comfortable dining room with a cool terra-cotta tile floor and an enormous mural covering one golden-toned wall and enjoy the excellent service. If the proprietors have their way, you will feel just like you have been transported to Italia! See website for menu and photos.