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Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant

47540 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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  • Big Sur Bakery & RestaurantPro 2014
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    Along the culinary desert of Hwy 1 through Big Sur, this attitudinous local bakery left me with a sour taste both times I tried it. Slow, standoffish service, dry muffins and scones, weak espresso ($5+) and a daily-changing seasonal menu that looks better than it tastes are all I've found here. For the price, you can get food that's about the same (read: average) with killer views at Nepenthe down the road, or get a truly great meal from the clifftop restaurant at the Ventana Inn & Spa.

    Recommended for:TrendstersVegetarian
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    **BIG SUR SPOT FOR ESPRESSO AND SWEETS**

    Glamping was no joke.

    Big Sur Bakery saved us from the agony of the lack of basic necessities like gourmet caffeinated beverages and pastries on a camp site.

    We arrived past noon, so the selection of baked good was limited to a coconut macaroons (American-style not French), weak-looking cookies, and an apricot strudel.

    ORDERED:

    APRICOT STRUDEL - $5.50
    No, that was no a misprint. It was five fiddy. Expensive MUCH?!
    But it was moist, flaky, and not too sweet.
    RATING: 4/5

    CAPPUCCINO - $4.75
    Sheesh. This cappuccino was more expensive than in Beverly Hills.
    Solid taste, good foam. I prefer it stronger.
    RATING: 4/5

    2 coffees
    + 1 pastry
    = $13+

    Their cookies were over $2.
    Further down, gas prices was $7 a gallon.

    Didn't know you had to be rich to live poor for a weekend.
    The things I do for a camp fire and s'mores.

    STILL RECOMMEND.

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    The food at the restaurant is adequate, but really overpriced, and not worth the hassle. It's the bakery that I come here for. The "early bird gets the worm" is definitely true in this instance because most of the goodies sell out quickly, and once they are gone for the day...they are gone! So if you are in the area skip the restaurant scene and grab a fresh-baked cookie, muffin or a loaf of bread to-go...yum!

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  • Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant

    Nice spot for morning coffee and pastries. Takes itself a little too seriously - seemed annoyed with yuppie "tourists" which is hilarious considering revenue 100% generated by tourists. Heard food is wonderful for dinner but didn't try.

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    Sadly, we arrived in December when the restaurant closes for two weeks, but the cookbook looked so incredibly delicious, my friend bought a copy. The cookies at the bakery were outstanding (try the peanut butter or oatmeal raisin). Plus, it's one of the only place for good coffee in the area.

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    Great place for breakfast pastries and coffee in the morning.

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3.5 out of 5
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