Nestled in the courtyard between Mission and San Carlos streets, a short walk from the Hideaway and Getaway, you’ll find Stationaery, the newest breakfast, lunch and coffee spot in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Clean lines and modern, minimalist decor bring a welcome change of pace to the quaint, cottage feel that’s become synonymous with the town. Warm tones in cream, orange and brown hues combined with an entire wall of windows that fill the space with natural light invite you to sit and settle into your day.
The locally sourced and ever-changing menu features sweet and savory toasts, a selection of warm breakfast favorites, sandwiches and a few sweets. Some of our must-tries include the chicken, rice and white miso bowl, the Chilaquiles (best chilaquiles we’ve ever tried), and the breakfast sammie complete with bacon, fried egg, gruyere and pear mostrada served on brioche (pardon our drool). That said, we intend to be back to try more of the menu very soon!
The café also offers a small retail selection featuring gorgeous glassware that they use as part of their beverage service. The mugs by Luvhaus captured one of our team member’s interest when we dined there last and now every day she talks about her wonderful mug when she makes her morning tea. They also sell home décor trinkets and beautiful letterpress stationery created by owner Alissa Bell of Alissa Bell Press.
At this time, they are not open for dinner, but they do host monthly dinners with a specially curated menu and wine pairing featuring local farmers and vintners. To stay in the know follow them on Instagram where they announce these special events.