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Book Works Bookstore Coffeehouse

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667 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2665
+1 831-372-2242
19:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 great kids books and puppets! A local favorite as well as for return travelers!

Thank Kathryn O
Groveland, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went for coffee and dessert. Nice, comfortable area. Teas and coffee and light dessert (pastries, cookies, cake). WiFi. Kind of a laid-back place with a bookstore. You can't take your coffee into the bookstore though.

Thank pattond49
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A cute, helpful, cozy, well-stocked and perfectly lovely spot to pass an hour. Pacific Grove is a dream.

Thank Marytango99
Oakland, California
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had breakfast here on our recent PG visit. Very quiet, spacious, nice coffee and pastries. WI Fi. Very enjoyable

Thank mfags
Maple Ridge, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We'd been driving along Lighthouse Ave. & stopped & walked down the street to Book Works. We walked through the coffee shop to the bookstore at the back & had a browse. Lots of interesting titles & gifts for adults & children. Lounge chairs, tables & chairs were mostly occupied in the coffee shop with folk reading or at their... More 

Thank travellerJ7581QS
Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great service in this cafe/bookshop on Lighthouse Avenue (fascinating in itself). The staff are interested and helpful with local knowledge

Thank callyann70
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A visit to Pacific Grove is never complete without a visit to Book Works Bookstore Coffeehouse. We love spending some time here, browsing through the books and drinking a cup of their great coffee.

Thank JoyJoy52
Bakersfield, California
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351 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great place! This is a small, independent bookstore from days gone by—cozy, welcoming, with great staff. It also has a few very comfortable chairs, which is a huge plus for any bookstore. Out front is an excellent coffee, tea and pastry shop with comfy seating and a nice selection of things to drink and eat.

Thank Jon R
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016

So convenient located! Easy to find parking. The coffeehouse has great seating in very comfortable sofas or chairs.

Thank joanbone

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Restaurant Details

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