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Pacific Grove: The Red House Cafe

Julia | Jan 27, 200405:07 PM

I'm finishing up a 3 day visit to Pacific Grove, and I was disappointed to find very little on this board about lunch options in PG. So I tried a couple, and I'd like to post my 'find'.

The Red House Cafe is a must-try, in my opinion. I'd be curious to hear other's opinions about it.

My meal today:

-Fresh pea soup with tarragon. This was a brothy soup truly made with fresh peas, just what I wanted and craved in this drizzly weather.

-Fresh Crab Cake: a generous portion, and the best restaurant crab cake I've had outside of San Fransisco. (if you're in SF: try the crabcakes at Hayes St. Grill!!) It wasn't overly salty and it was nicely browned, served with a housemade tarter sauce. This lunch entree came with a big salad lightly dressed with a mild vinaigrette, also topped with roasted red peppers, carmelized onions, and feta cheese.

My orange juice was fresh squeezed and as good as if I'd just made some at home. (very good)

The lemonade claimed to be and truly appeared to be fresh and housemade.

The other eaters (it was full at 1:30pm on a Tuesday) were raving over the desserts, which I declined.

The decor was charming, and they served their cafe au lait in the French bowls like I've seen at other European cafes.

That's my report, let me know your thoughts if you've eaten there. Thank you.

The Red House Cafe 831.643.1060 662 Lighthouse Ave.

Link: http://www.redhousecafe.com/

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