Red House Cafe

662 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
(831) 643-1060

Recent Reviews

darren stevens

I wanted to write the perfect review but I won't be able to do that. The people there were so nice and so warm. The location is in an old house in historic downtown Pacific Grove. But I can't let this go, the prices were high (as expected) and then they did the old trick of, "Did you want chorizo with that"....without telling you it's a $6 upcharge for two teaspoons added on top of your $17 plate of chiliquilies. So for $23, you get a full plate, I mean piled high of tortilla chips covered in a homemade red sauce (delicious). A table or teaspoonful of queso fresco per the recipe (delicious), two fried eggs, and sour cream on the side, (awesome). Most recipes for this dish that I've eaten will offer a choice of protein. Chorizo is a very common breakfast protein for this recipe. I would argue that it should be part of the recipe regardless but if you ask people, "Do you want chorizo on that?", many will say yes for the reasons I mentioned above. But when the bill comes watch out. It was a $6 upcharge to my $17 choice of breakfast. If it's an upcharge you have to tell me in advance. "Do I want it?", is one question. "Do I want it for the price you will charge me?", has to be a separate question. If it's some amount that high, an extra 1/3 of the price of my breakfast, then you shoudl feel extremely obligated to tell me how much. Don't make me feel like an a-hole bringing up your sketchy business upcharge practices to you in the middle of a super-packed breakfast/brunch rush when you hand me the bill. I didn't bring it up but I wanted to, very badly. As good as the meal was the experience left a bad taste in my mouth and more than a week later I'm still shaking my head about it. For a place that thrives on tourist and word-of-mouth business, there's no reason for this type of shady business antics which leads someone like me who otherwise really enjoyed this place to go to the trouble of leaving a bad review. I probably won't go back due to this.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 4

Service: 5

Keshav Ramaswami

Rude, snobbish and potentially racist. Brought my family here and we were denied service. The restaurant had one table occupied and they claimed “tables only for dinner, you can get takeout”.Disgusting experience, especially when you bring family. Leaves a bad taste.

Christine Marquez

Food was good, but we placed a to go order and it took over an hour after they said 20 minutes. Didn't even offer any sort of compensation for completely forgetting to make our order until after we arrived to pick it up. Unfortunate experience.

Miguel Angel del Fresno

We had a divine breakfast!Typically American food, where you can have everything from eggs Benedict, to eggs with bacon or chorizo, and even large pancakes.The coffees are served in very large cups, incredible!Also the place is very nice

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 4

joe “Joe” lisha

Fresh spinach salad.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Tina Chung

Great service with delicious food!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

nikki bautista

Very cute and quaint place. Very homey. Many of the ingredients are made from scratch. There were so many yummy choices on the menu. I had the special: huevos rancheros. The owner was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Chorizo and Eggs, Huevos Rancheros

Joseph Kim

Really mediocre breakfast. Chicken apple sausage tasted bland. Hostess was unfriendly.

Food: 2

Service: 1

Kate Bursey

A wonderful breakfast and very friendly staff.Home from home.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Niq Howard

Great service! I recommend the chorizo and eggs.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Chorizo and Eggs

mackenzie Toews

Such a cute little place with amazing food.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Asher Holmes

Food was so good. Do yourself a favor and get the crab cake Benedict. The poached eggs are very runny so it is a preference thing. The big fluffy pancakes I would recommend a half order for kids. The pancakes have a nostalgic texture and flavor. I had a caffe mocha and it was great (basically hot cocoa with a shot of espresso) and the orange juice is fresh and sweet. Even on a Sunday morning at 10 am the wait is not too bad. Also get deck seating for two if going as a couple the ambience is great, good music and aesthetic.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Smoked Salmon or Crab Cake Benedict, Buttermilk Pancakes

Tiffany Richards

This place was great overall. The food, the service. It was very very cramped but a nice place to eat

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 5

Service: 5

Timo Denk

Cozy, cute, yummy - will come here again!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Smoked Salmon on Potato Pancake with Poached Egg, Cinnamon Brioche French Toast, Toast

Kathryn Roberts

So delicious! Great outdoor seating and we had the yogurt parfait, frittata, and salmon pancake and all of them were delicious!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

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