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Taste Cafe & Bistro

(Restaurants/all dining)
1199 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove, CA, 93950
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Alcohol excluded.


Businesses and organizations participating in HER Helmet Thursdays help HER / Mother Earth by providing discounts on Thursdays for people who bike. A long-term project with no scheduled end-date, HER Helmet Thursdays was launched in 2009 in Monterey County, California as a public service. NOTE: When participating businesses and organizations sign up, they are provided a staff reference sheet. Many have frequent staff changes. Just in case a staff person on duty isn't familiar with this long-term project, it may be helpful to have the listing for that location pulled up on your mobile phone screen (or print a copy of their listing to take along), so you're prepared to kindly show their listing.
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A cozy, elegant restaurant tucked quietly into PG's Forest Hill. A European-influenced menu and Euro-style ambiance, all lovingly tended by Chef Bill Karaki and his wife, Sue Karaki. From its first award--as best-value newcomer--to the many awards and recommendations that have followed, Taste has a well-deserved popularity.

Bike Tips:

Biking in Monterey, Pacific Grove, or Pebble Beach? Taste Cafe & Bistro is a great destination.

Taste is easy to locate. Here are the straight-shot can't-get-lost routes.

Coming from the bike path on Monterey's Cannery Row: Leave the bike path at Prescott Avenue (near the Cannery Row IMAX) and come straight up Prescott all the way to Taste, which is at the corner of Prescott and Forest.

Don't want to bike up that hill? Okay, coast back down after your meal! Here's an alternate for the trip up.

From the bike path at Cannery Row, you might continue along the path and pass Prescott and keep going...past the Aquarium...past Stanford's Hopkins Marine Lab...and on to Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, where the off-road bike path ends. Then, continue biking past Lover's Point to Asilomar Avenue (in this stretch, you share the road with cars, and this is a signed bike route only; there is no marked bike lane). After Asilomar Avenue, a bike lane is re-established (still shares the road with cars). Continue to Asilomar State Beach.

At Asilomar State Beach, the road curves left and heads uphill. Continue on that road (Sunset Drive) all the way to Forest Ave. Make a right on Forest Ave and continue to the traffic signal at Prescott. Taste is at the corner of Forest and Prescott, directly on your left.

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