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18 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
+1 831-659-5052
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06:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 16:00
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Burton-on-Trent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We decided to explore Carmel Valley Village since we had been staying at Carmel Valley Ranch. We loved the look of the village and stopped here for coffee. Very quirky place, very friendly staff and very good coffee.

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Thank GerMar60
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The coffee here is probably the best in town. I visited this shop every day for the week that I was working there. Day 1 had an excellent kona, a Costa Rican & a French roast. By day 5 only the French roast was available. The atmosphere is very nice with delicious looking baked goods & art from local artists... More 

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1 Thank Dennis F
Carmel, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Wild Goose has the best coffee in the Valley and the best freshly baked goods! They also have sandwiches and breakfast burritos, but their coffee and muffins are delicious!

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1 Thank Marta B
Carmel, California
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Don't go there if you are in a hurry. But otherwise pastries are the best. Always fresh, from local organic produce. The best soups, sandwiches. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank SusieFD
Carmel Valley, California
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Still quirky but that's what they do If you are in hurry go to Starbucks Go there for the coffee the baked goods and the humanity show Try talking to the rude dude! Deriding a local business when you live here isn't the best practice

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Thank michael c
San Leandro, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I don't know if this is a locals only place, but I wanted to walk out as soon as I could. Counter person was talking to someone in the back the whole time I was ordering. Did not feel comfortable to ask about parties but I got a small cinnamon roll and small coffee for almost $8. Not a good... More 

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1 Thank cyclerama
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

If you need an early breakfast in the Carmel Valley Village area, this is your spot. All of the bakery items are homemade, so if you go too early (before 8:00) several of the bakery specialties might not be ready. My husband loved the Kona coffee. Locally-run and short-staffed so don't go if in a hurry.

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1 Thank Kristi J
California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The coffee and coffee drinks are good. The baked items are good as well, not great, but good. The problem lies with the owner: if someone else helps you at the counter you are OK. The owner is grumpy and not friendly. If I am going to spend $$ on coffee, I will spend it where someone at least greets... More 

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1 Thank momincv
Carmel Valley, California
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Cute quirky nice folks local hang out great coffee friendly dog friendly casual fun !!! Wonderful owners make everyone welcome and are chatty great bakery ice cream soup snack sandwiches something new every day !! Someone new every day !! Love it go now !! Jana Bradford RE Broker 831-915-0522

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Thank Jana B
San Jose, California
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Funky little coffee shop with home made pastries some glutin free. Nice place to visit if you want a relaxe place to go and drink coffee. Seating area both inside and out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 16:00
Monday
06:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 16:00
Thursday
06:30 - 16:00
Friday
06:30 - 16:00
Saturday
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-5052

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?