As I was organizing some of our Monterey pictures, I thought, “Ah-ha! Here’s a great Photo Friday entry for DeliciousBaby.com. I suppose I might call this “The Other Other Great Place You’ve Got to Visit in Monterey.” My mother, with her excellent pastry-divining sense, led us here while we were out strolling the baby for his nap one morning.
While there is no shortage of wonderful bakeries and cafes in Monterey, California, this was a jaw-dropping-good discovery. Paris Bakery & Café sits unpretentiously at the corner of Bonifacio and Washington Streets, and serves up all the glorious goodies you see here and then some. They have a great lunch menu as well. It’s a treat in itself to nibble croissant, while gazing at the wall-size detailed mural of Paris.
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Oh, and before I go, I should clarify for the Federal Trade Commission that I did not receive any compensation, free coffee, comped cherry croissant, or otherwise, in exchange for this endorsement of the Paris Bakery & Café. Rest assured, the business cards I walked away with were inserted into my pocket by my own hand. I really did just like the café. And if you make it there, I think that you will, too. Just don’t take anything from the free sample basket without mentioning it in your own blog.
Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning guide Travels with Baby