Comfort Inn Carmel By the Sea
Ocean Ave & Torres St.
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: (831) 622-7090
Fax: (831) 622-7044
Bars & Cafes
This charming bakery has been in business for more than 45 years. This is a great place for a delicious cup of coffee and snack or quick lunch. The menu features a variety of homemade scones, pastries, soft pretzels, deli sandwiches, and huge strawberries dipped in chocolate. Try the Pecan Shell pastry and a large cup of coffee made with fresh-roasted beans. In addition, the bakery serves tea (both hot and iced), as well as coffee drinks and juice. Note: Cash only.
This small oyster bar serves award-winning clam chowder and oysters, as well as burgers, sandwiches and salads. For an appetizer or unusual shooter, try the Stoli oyster shooter: a shot of Stoli with a floating oyster. A house specialty is the chowder bread bowl. Although this place is small, it does offer a cozy seating arrangement at the long bar or at one of the elevated tables and chairs. The bar serves beer, wine and cocktails.
A variety of coffees and espressos made from imported beans are available at this Mediterranean-style coffee house with a spectacular outdoor garden. Several gift packages are available, and the shop even caters corporate events. The proprietor is constantly searching for the best coffees from around the globe and this place makes for an outstanding experience, whether you need a quick rush or a place to chill with a fresh cup of imported roast. Specials change weekly. Open daily from 7am.
Some of the Oaxacan specialties on the menu at this place seem more nouveau than any California Cuisine chef's latest offering. Take, for example, the grilled fresh catch topped with a banana saute. The flavors are new to many diners, but they are traditional to certain regions of Mexico. Less adventurous eaters can stick with enchiladas, tostadas and fajitas. The wine selection is practically nil, but the selection of rare tequilas more than makes up for it. The decor strikes the right note: elegant, but not too stuffy. Open on Mondays and Wednesday to Sunday from noon and Tuesdays from 5pm.
Located in a quaint little cottage, this English tearoom has gone through many incarnations over a period of nearly 80 years. The menu is breakfast and lunch; mostly featuring omelets, eggs, salads and sandwiches, all of which perfectly complement the wide variety of teas. The house also markets its own brands of cereals, preserves and scones, all of which are very affordable. It is a very nice little place with recipes in constant use since the 1940s. The service is very attentive and friendly. No credit cards accepted.
Dametra Cafe is virtually impossible to get into for dinner without a reservation, the tiny restaurant features only 14 tables and is extremely popular as a dining spot. serving up a selection of authentic Greek and Middle-Eastern inspired dishes, the atmosphere is lively and convivial and warm. From the decor to the food you'll feel swept away to a different place. Often featuring live music and impromptu dancing, guests can relax over a good glass of ouzo and try out specialities like Spanakopita, Baba Ghanoug, Hummus with Pita and Lamb Shish kebab. For reservations, give them a call.
This steakhouse and pub has been a local favorite in Carmel for more than 18 years. The regulars keep coming back to drink ales in the pub or gorge on steak in the dining room, where the huge arched windows give the place an airy, comfortable feel. The Prime Rib and Prawns, as well as the Steak & Lobster Tail, are popular choices. Find burgers, sandwiches, lunch specials and entrees in the pub for less than $10. The service is fabulous and the place caters mostly to locals.
Located in The Pine Inn, this elegant Italian restaurant serves up incredible bread in the morning and spectacular entrees at night. Not only is it a great place for wedding receptions and business meetings, it makes for a wonderfully romantic night out. The Veal Scalloppine and the Ravioli Di Verdura are excellent, as is the extensive wine list. The decor is fancy but not overbearing. The service is excellent. The place caters mostly to hotel guests and conference or wedding attendees.
This amazing deli caters just about every type of event you can imagine: art openings, corporate gatherings, picnics, weddings, tours and even romantic getaways. Choose from an ever-expanding variety of meats, cheeses, breads and condiments, or go for the blue-plate specials, which include pot roast and chicken enchiladas. The place offers a huge assortment of gourmet foods at affordable prices. The people working here are very friendly and will custom design a catered event for you.
The aroma from the fresh-roasted coffee and baked goods will draw you into this shop. An honor system is used to pay for all self-serve coffee. Help yourself to the coffee of your choice and then place cash in the collection bucket. Coffee drinks, cookies, cakes, and pastries can be purchased here. The shop sells its special blend of fresh-roasted coffee; fresh ground or whole beans are also available from the friendly staff. Check Website for other locations.
Take a break from shopping and visit this compact ice cream parlor. It features six flavors of frozen yogurt and 17 flavors of ice cream. Here you can choose from cones, sundaes or banana splits. For patrons with special dietary needs, this parlor offers sugar-free ice cream, as well as fat-free ice cream. If you are not in the mood for ice cream, try one of the parlors shakes made with fresh fruit. Only cash accepted here.
This is a great place to grab a quick bite and relax while shopping at the Village. Place your order at the counter after choosing items from a chalkboard menu on the wall. You can eat indoors or at a table on the patio. The menu includes items from burritos to baked potatoes and herb sandwiches to wheat grass cocktails. In addition, you can order fresh juices, smoothies, steamed rice with bananas, and more. Try a bagel with hummus.