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“Great old fashioned 'American Style' cafe”

Holly's Lighthouse Cafe
Ranked #18 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Great little local find that serves breakfast and lunch. The food is fresh and it is very popular in Pacific Grove.
Betws y Coed
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great old fashioned 'American Style' cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Had breakfast here twice. On the second occasion - a sunday morning, people were queuing out the door, so get there early!

Breakfast was fantastic, I had the apple pancakes, which were great. The service was friendly and attentive despite being very busy.

Only downside was that you accessed the toilets through part of the kitchen, with staff walking in and out with hot plates - not very safe, or healthy!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank GermanShepherdDog
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English first
Santa Maria, California
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Quaint place to have a great breakfast. Service and food were very tasty. Was a short walk from Lovers Point Inn. Well worth going for breakfast.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank JWCornwell
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Chino Hills, California
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509 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“As a couple, one liked it and one didn't”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Walked by Holly's and thought it looked charming so we went in. I enjoyed it - had apple pancakes and vegetable omelet and liked them both. My companion did not like the pancakes, but did the omelet and strongly disliked the coffee.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank msa23_2000
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San Francisco, California
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137 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Nice and friendly place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Had a great breakfast here and liked watching the locals and just relaxing. Good menu and friendly service.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Laura F
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Northern California
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149 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Really good food, friendly service, but slow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Could easily have gone five stars but the food took a very long time to arrive. This is not a fancy place, it's more of a small casual place, but the food is really good. My omelette was great and the orange juice was delicious. My wife's breakfast was just as good, and the service was friendly. However it took at least 30 minutes for the food to arrive. Maybe they were short-staffed in the kitchen, the two wait staff were keeping up.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank AndyTheGameInventor
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