THE COTTAGE RESTAURANT
The Cottage is a cozy breakfast restaurant serving American cuisine. This charming restaurant is located in the heart of Carmel-by-the sea near Lincoln & 7th Ave. It’s hard to identify The Cottage as a restaurant because it is a house that was converted to a restaurant. Unless you are looking for it you will dismiss it has a house.
The atmosphere is so pleasant it feels like you are visiting grandma and she is making a great breakfast meal for you. On my first visit, I was seated at the table next to the main window that had the view of the street. As I looked towards the street I couldn’t help noticing the beautiful flowers that were growing just outside the window. Although I was on display for people that were walking by the restaurant it did not feel uncomfortable. I felt like I was a home just having breakfast looking outside my window.
The service was amazing and the food was delicious and filling. They had everything from Benedict eggs, omelets, French Toast, waffles, even Mexican food. I made my own omelet with mushrooms, onion, and ham. Although it is a breakfast restaurant they do serve lunch options like sandwiches, pizza and patty melts. The orange juice was freshly squeeze something I did not expect. I really did enjoy my breakfast at The Cottage. I do plan on visiting again.
WARNING: Bring cash they don't accept credit cards
ADDRESS/DIRECTIONS: 5 Lincoln St, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923
HOURS OF OPERATIONS: Monday through Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
RECOMMENDATIONS: When you first enter the restaurant have the waiter sit on the left side of the restaurant so that you can see the main house.
BEST TIME TO GO: During business hours