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Parker Lusseau Pastries

(Restaurants/all dining)
539 Hartnell Street Monterey, CA, 93940
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In-house/sit-down sales only


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ABOUT THIS PARTICIPANT:Besides yummy treats, features soup, salad, quiche, and sandwiches too! Located in a historic house, this Parker-Lusseau location has a cozy little indoor dining area plus a front porch where you can eat while you watch people come and go from the Post Office next door. Fun place to people watch.

Bike Tips:

Located in the heart of Old Monterey next to the Monterey Post Office. The PO is just above the Uptown Monterey shopping center, which is across from the Monterey MST Transit Center.

Short ride from the coastal bike path as follows: from Wharf #2, cross Del Monte Avenue and go straight up Figueroa (you'll see La Casa Bodega on your left at the corner of Del Monte & Figueroa). Continue on Figueroa all the way to Pearl, which is just after Jacks Park (you'll see the back side of the park on your right-hand side as you cycle).

Turn RIGHT on Pearl. After the stop sign where First Nat'l Bank is on your right, you'll also see East Village Coffee Lounge on your right. Continue up Pearl until you come to Tyler. You'll see Higgins Windows on your left-hand side. (If you're traveling with children, rather than bike alongside the buses, you may want to walk bikes on sidewalk from here, as it's a short distance further.)

At the Pearl & Tyler corner, turn LEFT on Tyler; you'll now be alongside the MST Transit Center (it's on your right), and, continuing straight, you'll come to a stop sign at the T-intersection; you'll be facing Peet's Coffee. That's the Uptown Monterey shopping center.

Go straight through the lot and up Carl's Alley, then make a right and you're at Parker-Lusseau, in the historic building with the little front porch.


Once you reach East Village Coffee Lounge (on Pearl Street), notice a subtle Alfredo's Cantina directly across the street. There's a tiny street alongside Alfredo's, and that street is Houston. Make a left off Pearl onto Houston. On Houston, you'll pass the Robert Louis Stevenson House--fine place to hop off your bike and stretch in the garden.

Then, continue up Houston to Webster Street. Make a right on Webster, and follow it up to Munras. At the traffic light on Webster at Munras, I recommend hopping off your bikes and walking your bikes on the sidewalk the remainder of the way, which is a short distance.

Why? At busy times, there's often pretty mindless traffic around the Post Office (everybody desperate for a parking place--except the cyclists, who get easy parking right at the front door of the PO!). [Want to see? ]

So....from the light at Webster and Munras, continue up Webster on the sidewalk. When you reach the corner of Webster and Abrego (the Post Office is right there), turn right. If you wish, lock up your bike at the bicycle rack right at the front door of the PO.

Walk just past the Post Office and Parker-Lusseau will be on the same side of the street, just after the PO driveway and Carl's Alley.

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