We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Good for a quick snack”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Lumiere

Cafe Lumiere
Ranked #4 of 17 Coffee & Tea in Monterey
Cuisines: Cafe, American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
UK
Level Contributor
119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good for a quick snack”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Popped in for a late morning snack - Panini's were very tasty - good selection of food and drinks. Outside seating available.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Dick F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

35 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    18
    16
    1
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Monterey, California
Level Contributor
124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“One Of Monterey's Best.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

Great Coffee From Local Gem "Acme". Great For Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night. Works Cooperatively With The Adjoining Osio Theater. (Best Blueberry Scone I've Had.) Terrific Value Sandwiches For On SIte Or Take Away. Regulars Include An Early Morning Coffee Drinking Group Of Sicilian Bocce Players...(You Could Be In Trapani!) Try It...You Will Like
It!

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank CaPalm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Fresno, California, United States
Level Contributor
77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice cafe in downtown, very close to wharf.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

Baristas are professional and friendly. Cafe is inside a theatre so it smells like popcorn in there, lol Not Starbucks type coffee...it was what you would expect for a locally owned place and thats good. We had a bit of a design in the frothy milk! Best blueberry scone (used to them being very hard and dry, this one was moist) served on quaint antique looking dishes...a very nice touch. This seems to be a locals cafe and not as many hipsters as Plumes around the corner.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank ShannonLewis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Monterey
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good place, right in the Cinema”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

I like the location, and how the place is organized, but is quite dark and the smell of popcorn can bother someone.
Is right in the Osio cinema and that is awesome. If you are waiting for a movie or you just got out.
I love the cinema there :-)

Good place to study (upstairs there are comfortable places)

Visited January 2012
Helpful?
Thank Alex G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
No California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stopped here for breakfast on a Sunday morning before heading out of town after a lovely 4 night get away. I believe the kitchen crew likes to sleep late (or attend early church) because they don’t serve breakfast/brunch until 9 am.

The food was very tasty and the portions were large enough to share if you are not a big eater. The pastry and other treats also looked yummy (and house made), but we were just too full to try anything else. Service was good, but things did get a little crowed and some folks had to share the larger tables. I enjoyed the 3 elderly gentlemen, obviously from the old country and speaking Italian amongst themselves. This was obviously a local hang out with wonderful charm. Much more fun that the Starbucks vibe that is the same no matter where you are.

  • Visited April 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank FirstPlace
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Cafe Lumiere also viewed

Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey, Monterey County
 
Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey, Monterey County
 
Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey, Monterey County
 

Been to Cafe Lumiere? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing