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“Fantastic croissants!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pavel's Backerei

Pavel's Backerei
Ranked #1 of 4 Dessert in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Durham, NC
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic croissants!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2010

Just got back from a too-brief visit to PG, during which I made two visits to Pavel's. Neither time were there any chocolate croissants left, but the plain croissants were incredible! Despite their enormous size, they were light and buttery - delicious without leaving my hands dripping with grease.

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English first
Monterey, CA
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Best chocolate croissant!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2010

Huge and stuffed with REAL chocolate not the pasty fakey goo found in many other productions (like Starbucks pastries.) The dough is leana nd not sweet and the combination is YUM!! Cappucino is like $1.25, unbelievably well priced. The danishes, and cup cakes (priced as cake because they are more cakes than muffins), donuts (by any other name...) They bake olive bread, cheese bread, shephard's bread, and all the sort of special breakfast breads, and beware, they are mostly gone by 2 pm. The story is that the Whole Foods stopped carrying the Pavel's breads because they were outselling the store brand. Bakery heaven!!

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Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best pastries I've ever had!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2009

We live right around the corner from this little gem! They have the most delicious pastries in the world! The cinnamon rolls are huge and so flaky and delicious. The Chocolate Croissant's are filled with the most delicious dark chocolate, and lots of it! We've tried their berry danish's, cheese filled danish, bear claws...you name it! Also they bake delicious breads. Their seeded peasant bread is amazing. This is our favorite treat on Sunday mornings.

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1 Thank JennMamaof2
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