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Top store recommendations from locals

Bakery
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“Enjoy an early morning walk to the best baked goods in downtown Pacific Grove. Pavel's Backerei is famous for their homemade incredible cinnamon rolls, bear claws, giant doughnuts & bread. Get there early though as all the goods go fast & early!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Although very small there is a good variety of fresh produce, meats and fish. The staff is very friendly and helpful.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This Safeway is stocked with the regular Safeway items. Very friendly service. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“We recommend the Huevos Rancheros and the Chicken and Waffles. If you're in the mood for a cocktail that can also qualify as a meal, try their Bloody Mary- it has bacon. You're welcome.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Book Store
“It's one of a kind....and we have 2 guest passes you can use. Must bring them back though, so plan carefully.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Closest coffee house at 667 Lighthouse. Good wifi. Nice selection of pastries and quiche. Adjoining bookstore with local titles. Try the vegan chocolate cake.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Some of the BIGGEST most delicious sandwiches I've ever had. Bring your appetite. Italian style deli, this is a local secret spot frequented by the service men and women stationed at the Presidio and at the Naval Postgraduate School.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you want a walking distance grocery store, Nob Hill works. They also have terrific cakes and baked goods. It's a bit pricey so I usually go to Trader Joe's (and I love Trader Joe's), but this one is easy to access. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Highly recommended - Amazing French bakery. Anything from a simple pastry to an elaborate cake. They also serve light lunches.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Right across the street - FIVE lanes of traffic - Be careful walking or driving. That center turn lane, people get crazy. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Good coffee house to camp out and get some work done. Plenty of power outlets. Wifi is okay, but Bookworks wifi seems more stable. Friday is open mic night for local color. At 599 Lighthouse.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“LOVE LOVE LOVE this shop. If you need the perfect greeting card, they have it. If you need a little trinket to take back with you, you'll find it here. Well-curated with a nice selection of pens and candles and some things for kids too (board books and baby gifts).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“We all need a fix - There are two in walking distance. One inside Safeway (bottom of the driveway, turn left, across the street 1/2 a block - up). The second one is brand new (bottom of the driveway, turn right, across the street 1/2 a block down). But the Bagel Kitchen is locally owned and VERY good and they have specialty coffee too. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“Every Monday from 3-PM, tons of local produce, live music, plus food trucks/vendors. Yum! Great place for the kiddos since the market is situated around a grassy park where they can run around while you enjoy dinner from a food truck.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Joe is the best host in town serving up tasty Acme coffee opening at 6:30am... My fav coffee spot in town!”
  • 3 locals recommend