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“Wonderful take out”

Baum & Blume & Carriage House
Ranked #17 of 31 Restaurants in Carmel Valley
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: European, French, Brew Pub
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Casual European-style Bistro with Garden Seating. Weekly changing menu features seasonal fresh meats, dairy and produce from local producers. Lunch, Supper and Full Take-out available. Beer Garden Opens May 30 in our adjoining brick patio. Featuring craft beers, wine cocktails, beer-centric gourmet small plates, bratwurst, handmade pretzels and more. Frozen foods, house made jams and pastries available from our on-site Gourmet Pantry.
Los Gatos, CA
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Wonderful take out”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We were staying at a house in Carmel Valley and did not feel like sitting in a restaurant. We were able to get a complete dinner at a reasonable price here and heat it up in the microwave. The food was cooked from scratch and was delicious. We had enchiladas, which came with a side of green beans and soup. There was plenty to eat for the two of us.

  • Visited August 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Small and personal”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Food was quite good. Staff were friendly and helpful. Sit in the beer garden if you can and enjoy the blue jays.

  • Visited July 2014
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Carmel Valley, California, United States
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“Carmel Valley Gem”
Reviewed 13 August 2012

I have discovered the most charming café. Baum and Blume & The Carriage House is located in Carmel Valley Village, just off of Carmel Valley Rd at 4 El Caminito Rd. The Cafe is open Monday through Saturday offering a lunch and dinner menu with a waffle breakfast on Saturdays. The menu changes weekly and each Saturday, they offer 2 different flavor waffles. Their cuisine is absolutely amazing.

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining 12 library staff for a last minute birthday breakfast celebration. The owners accommodated us by opening early and preparing a special menu. The breakfast menu consisted of 3 delectable gourmet options (Avocado Huevos Rancheros, Orange-scented Belgian Waffle with Blueberries and Citrus Cream and Warm Soufflé Egg Roulade) and the service was impeccable. As a special treat, Baum and Blume surprised us birthday girls with a gourmet truffle for dessert.

The library staff left the Café feeling happy and content with a shared enthusiasm, anticipating the next quarterly birthday celebration.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Dotty H
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Monterey, CA
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“one of the best kept secrets”
Reviewed 3 December 2011

A small gem of a place. Hand-picked well thought-out store and handcrafted food offer so much to look forward to as you drive into Carmel Valley Village (yes, there is such a thing.)

There is a beautiful outside seating if the weather is good, and the holiday mailer they send out is a lot of fun. This is a family owned place and they put a lot of effort into everything they do.

Price is not unreasonable considering the remote location and given that they cook everything from scratch on-site. Given the quality, care and attention, they are down right well priced. The open house is always fun and a foodie love affair.
Be prepared to stick around for your next round of hors d'oeuvres and their recounting of trips and food.

Their expertise on food shows at every turn. Whatever is on the special, get it!!

There is a big growth of cactus by the parking, so watch your kids!

Ladies, say hi to Derek if he is minding the store when you go there. He is really nice.

  • Visited November 2011
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Carmel Valley
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“A gem for consistency & unique offerings within Carmel Valley Village”
Reviewed 2 March 2010

The food, festivities, boutique and folks are always delightful at this very creative and deightful establishment. In my 10 years of selecting some gourmet take-out at the end of a day , attending their special events (dinners, St. Patrick Day's luncheon with guests, an annual Holiday venue) or stepping into the Carriage House for a gift, card or plant, I've been extremely pleased with Baum & Blume fare. Everyone listens to what you may like and suggests how your appetite or interests may best be met. For visitors, it's a real find in between wine tasting or a special event, whlie for locals like me, it's so easy to swing by after a postal run and check out the displayed menu on El Caminito or their website to see the generous extent of their daily offerings. As caterers, B&B selections are clients consider them must have and top-notch! They are an active, welcome presence to Monterey Penisula food affairs and charitable venues, where their presentations and energies are distinctively in the top of the class with their freshness and welcomed flourishes. Go discover and return again to enjoy Baum & Blume's unique offerings. (And The Carriage House, too!).

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