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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 - 18:00
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Tue - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful selection of pastries, breads, coffee, sweets. They now have a small sitting area to enjoy your goods. We stop here every time we are in town. Closed Sun/Mon. So buy extra on Saturday if you want some.

Turlock, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spend our honeymoon in Pacific Grove and Monterey. A local recommended this bakery we have back several times for their chocolate croissants, blueberry and apricot danishes. You won't be disappointed but be sure to get Pavel's first thing in the morning because they sell out quickly each day!

Thank bethanybridek
Roseville, California
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446 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard the raves for this special bakery while staying two weeks in a Pacific Grove rental. We bought bread twice. Another time we got a berry-filled tart and enjoyed it out front. Recommended but pay attention to their hours. If they sell out, the close the door. Worth getting there early. Freshness and tastiness guaranteed. We also discovered the... More 

Thank Newsboymac
Province of Cadiz, Spain
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116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place needs no introduction for those who know Pavel's. Been going here for at least a couple of years, and it never disappointed. Gotta get here early (7:00-7:30) if you want to make sure your favorite pastry is still available. My personal favorites are the chocolate-filled croissants and the Danishes. What a great treat they are, hands down the... More 

Thank Dan S
XPS Home
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pastries and bread. Hard to say which pastry is better, as all have been great. Come often, but do come early!

Thank SteveTheWeaveTravel
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Weird place. They only make one cake - a pink Champagne cake that they used many bottles of pink champagne. I wanted to ask if it was really Champagne or maybe a Cremant or a Cava but kept my yap shut! The cake was good but was looking for more choice as we were there in the afternoon. They had... More 

Thank 205
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Pavel's was a real find located off Lighthouse on Forrest. It opens at 7:00 am but be early as they sell out fast. We ordered two sandwiches (Cubano & BLAT) which we took to Point Lobos for our picnic lunch. When we returned to Pacific Grove at 1:45 pm we thought we would stop and pick up a couple loafs... More 

Thank Junglejim-Cal
Yankton, South Dakota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! Danish and croissants were still warm as we enjoyed them at Lover's Point. Can't wait to finish what we bought.

Thank Guy L
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?