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Red House Cafe

662 Lighthouse Ave. (19th St.) Send to Phone
831-643-1060 | Menu
You'll wish you lived close by and could visit often to partake of the American, country-style menu at this Pacific Grove restaurant.

Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Red House Cafe, Pacific Grove, CA

Red House Cafe Restaurant Review

: This barn-red cottage with a wraparound porch, pet-friendly sidewalk seating and a country-style menu feels a little more Connecticut than California. Make a handsome breakfast of cinnamon-raisin brioche french toast and mimosas, or go the route of the Benedict with velvety hollandaise sauce. Don't be shy: ask for a side of chicken apple sausage. Or stop in for an afternoon bite --- an inventive grilled cheese sandwich boasts Fontina, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers and black olive aïoli. When the seasonal soup “is on” it really is --- you'll wish they served the silky English pea version daily. At dinner, fill up with a couple of small plates, such as the salmon pizza, or go for the gusto with a nicely roasted chicken with mashed potatoes paired with something from the balanced, one-page wine list.


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