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5 Cozy Cafes in Monterey County

06 May 2024
5 Cozy Cafes to Visit on the Monterey Peninsula

Now that the cold weather is setting in, and autumn is in full swing, it's the perfect time to explore Monterey County's café scene. Warm drinks and cozy atmospheres await! Check out these cafés in Monterey to visit this fall or winter.


Alta Bakery & Cafe

Alta Bakery & Café is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea along with a delicious bakery item. This bakery, located in the Cooper-Molera Adobe, is historic to Monterey and dates back to 1827! Choose to settle inside or outside in their beautiful garden. It's a wonderful place to enjoy your morning or afternoon cup!


Alta Cafe


Paris Bakery Café

Paris Bakery Café's giant display cases of their baked goods will draw you in once you step through their doors. Pair a pastry perfectly with a hot beverage, and enjoy their indoor or outdoor seating for a taste of French culinary delights.

Paris Bakery Cafe


Downtown Pacific Grove is home to some of the cutest shops and restaurants in Monterey County, and Bookworks is no exception. Pick up a book at their bookstore, then relax at their coffee shop with a treat a drink to warm you up. It's such a unique spot, and the perfect place to get cozy on a fall or winter day.


Water and Leaves

Water + Leaves is a cute wharf side café that overlooks the harbor and the Monterey Rec Trail. Grab a cup and relax as you watch boats, seagulls, and marine life on their outdoor patio. This lovely café is conveniently located near other attractions, so it's easy to stop by after a morning of sightseeing.

Water and Leaves Cafe


Captain + Stoker

Captain + Stoker is a coffee shop and roastery with one location in downtown Monterey, and one in Pacific Grove. This inviting space is a great place to unwind after a day of touring Monterey. It's only a 5-minute walk from the Portola Hotel & Spa, making it easy to stop by on your next visit.


Get Ready to Get Cozy

Monterey is filled with many other great restaurants and cafes, so be sure to visit one during your fall or winter getaway. The Portola Hotel & Spa is conveniently located to many of these cafés, so enjoy the cozy weather and the perfect cup right here in Monterey. To book your getaway, visit us online or call us at 888-222-5851.


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