Pine and huckleberry latte, anyone? This bright and airy bakery and café on Monterey’s Munras Avenue is easy to spot, thanks to its fetching pink trim and elegant hand-painted signage. This is where Monterey residents head for flaky pastries and hot beverages after their weekend beach runs. Fuel up on coffee, chocolate buckwheat cookies and a blackberry and rose cream puff in the tucked-away garden courtyard, pick up a batch of lemon verbena doughnuts and chocolate tahini tarts to scoff later, or make a lunch of it with one of their daily pizza specials. On our visit, the verdant sausage and pea sprout topping, with creamy burrata, spring vegetable and nasturtium pesto, was a highlight.
502 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940