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5 Best Coffee Shops in Monterey, California

When looking for your next cup of coffee in Monterey county make sure to support local and try one of these amazing coffee shops. Here are 5 Insta-worthy coffee shops serving delicious beverages and menu offerings sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Alta Bakery + Cafe

502 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

This coffee shop and bakery is located in the Cooper Molera Adobe which makes the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and also learn more about Monterey's history.

The Cooper Molera Adobe was built in 1845 and where Alta Bakery is located today was once operated as a dry goods store. Over the years the building ownership changed hands and many different businesses occupied this space until it was turned over to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1968. Alta Bakery + Cafe was created in 2019 and now uses this space to serve hand crafted coffee beverages and baked goods. They also host a local art gallery inside the coffee shop, and have a wonderful courtyard space that is surrounded by the Adobe's other exhibits.

Grab your cup of coffee and make sure to explore the Adobe's gardens and orchard just right around the corner.

Good For: House Made Chai, Speciality Lattes, Croissants, Ginger Scone,

See there Menu here

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Parker-Lusseau Pastries

731 Munras Ave C, Monterey, CA 93940

Parker Lusseau has 3 locations in Monterey County and they are very well known for their delicious French pastries. This establishment has been around for 25 years and they serve some of Monterey's best pastry's as the owners have worked in some of America's and Europes best restaurants and patisseries before opening up their own. Be sure to rise early to get your hands on some of the pastries before they are gone.

The location on Munras Ave is super quaint and picturesque and has a peaceful

Good For: Almond Milk Latte, Drip Coffee, Almond Croissant, Custom Cakes, Breakfast Quiches

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49901 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Hands down one of the coolest coffee shops in California - you'll get stunning views of the Big Sur coastline and become easily amused by the unique architecture of the cafe. There are many places to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee- you might choose the rooftop lounge with ocean views or take a seat by the cozy fireplace. The COAST cafe serves a variety of local and organic dishes with charcuterie style snacks, beer, wine and coffee to craft your very own picnic on site. You definitely don't want to miss out on this little cafe as you road trip through Big Sur.

The building is made from repurposed water tanks made from old growth redwood trees. The property was originally an art gallery and although it is now a coffee shop and cafe they still have local artists work to view and buy.

Good For: Oat Milk Latte, Honeybee Cappuccino, Butternut Squash Soup

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Captain + Stoker Coffee Roasters

398 E Franklin St, Monterey, CA 93940

If you are looking to bring home some locally roasted coffee from Monterey than Captain + Stoker is going to be your spot. They roast their coffee every Tuesday to ensure they are supplying only the most quality and fresh coffee. The shop itself bleeds hipster cool and is a must visit when you are in the area!

Good For: Matcha Oat Latte, Espresso, Avocado Toast

See there Menu here

Studio Cafe

774 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940

This cafe is for pour over coffee lovers and tea drinkers. Slow down and step into this garden oasis and enjoy a cup of your choice in the peaceful patio. Be sure to try out the heated stone bench to keep you warm on those colder Monterey days.

Good For: Pour Over Coffee, Happy Tea, Gluten Free Baked Goods

See there Menu here

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5 Best Coffee Shops in Monterey California



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