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Mar 11, 2012 05:05 PM

The Wild Plum Cafe & Bakery-Monterey

2 visits and 2 successes warrant a Wild review (albeit Wildly brief).

-Great Coffee (french roast, very strong without the 'burn'
-Awesome pancakes (both visits)! Have had both the cinnamon-apple and blueberry (plus bites of regular buttermilk). So, so moist and fluffy with just the right density. Along with actual, real butter and ACTUAL, REAL maple syrup = $$$
-Fresh Fruit Selection is always seasonally based and doesn't have that "storage taste."
-Attentive service, food comes out hot.
-Freshly baked pastry, muffins, etc...Hello flaky blueberry scones and lemon muffins.

-Only minus, It's cold for someone like me (shaved head, runner) so I have to bundle up. Such a minor inconvenience will never stop me from frequenting this place!!

Definitely a must try for those who have never been and a return visit for those such as myself.

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  1. loaction, hours, parking, etc? why is it cold?

    5 Replies
    1. re: toodie jane

      Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 5:30pm
      Sunday - 7:30am - 2:30pm

      731 Munras Ave
      Ste B
      Monterey, CA 93940; basically around the corner from Denny's on Abrego, catty-corner to the Chevron and hidden in the back; it's also next to a thai restaurant.

      Basically, it's cold because its a smaller space with lofted ceilings; just don't sit by the door, lol.

      1. re: gmk1322

        thanks--looking at the map, I think I've been there before, perhaps when it was first open. I got some pastries and they were first rate. The menu looks very comprehensive and will give it a try next visit.

        IIR not a lot of parking nearby, I snagged a spot across the busy, somewhat narrow street. Looks to be a good alternative to 'the usual' dinner spots in town if looking for quality and choice but not fine dining. I hope some reports will be forthcoming. Being open for breakfast at 7 is great.

        1. re: toodie jane

          I do like the early hours, high quality, focus on sustainable, organic food and moderate portion size. When I come to Monterey I do FA for my gut buster bfast and this place for my moderate breakfast the next day.

    2. Wild Plum appears to have the same address as the Parker-Lusseau Bakery. Can anyone clarify? Thanks.


      3 Replies
      1. re: FishTales

        Appears they took over the 731 Munras St. location, P-L is still at 539 Hartnell.

        1. re: PolarBear

          Ah, thank you (again). Both websites show the Munras address.


          1. re: FishTales

            Parker Lusseau has 3 locations. The original one is still at 731 Munras and is around the corner from Wild Plum. Wild Plum faces Munras directly. Parker Lusseau faces south toward the parking lot/building behind. I was initially confused too.