Gimme-a-Breakfast Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: This tour starts near 7th Avenue & Lincoln St, and ends at 8th Avenue & Camino Real (4 blocks away)

General Admission

$69

USD

All sales are final. Non refundable. Tours occur rain or shine. Groups limited to 12. Guests age 4 and up require a full-price ticket.

Explore Carmel on foot as it wakes up with culture, food, and morning beverages. Limited dates available.

  • Six tasting stops will get your day started right!
  • Morning foods (and morning beverages) from our local favorites
  • House-roasted beans make the best coffee
  • Map and contacts to help you navigate back to your favorite finds!

All food tastings provide enough for breakfast for most folks

Our tours take place in rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.

This tour is geared toward adults, and is an easy walk for most.

Non-alcoholic beverages served on request. Must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages.


What to Expect

Unique and Specially-Selected Food Tastings – Our guided Gimme-a-Breakfast Tour visits six tasting locations within the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The food samplings on this tour are sure to start your day off on the right foot and satisfy your morning cravings. Each tasting is served from locally-owned and operated specialty food stores and locavore-style eateries.

Your mother always told you that breakfast was the day’s most important meal.  Prove her right and enjoy a local adventure while loading up on carefully curated goodies such as avocado toast, pastries, the Village’s best Mimosa and Bloody Mary (or Virgin Mary), and more.  Your Breakfast tour will last a little over two hours and provides delicious tastings that are a sizeable breakfast for most. All food and tastings are included in the ticket price of $69.

Cultural, Historic and Architectural Experiences – Between the great tastings, you’ll stroll as locals do: through hidden passageways, exploring less-crowded side streets and discovering where to enjoy the best morning treasures. Recommendations for meals and lodging, architectural jewels, gorgeous displays of local flora and fauna, and places whose history make Carmel what it is are all shared with you by our enthusiastic, local guides.

Beat the crowds and explore Carmel as it wakes up. Enjoy delightful foods, then savor a breakfast beverage while you take in the ocean view

Cypress Inn

Co-owned by Doris Day, this Carmel icon welcomes you into their living room with a treat typically reserved for hotel guests

Carmel Coffee House

100% Certified Organic coffee from the ONLY micro-roaster in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Carmel Belle

Honest, high-quality products that taste really good

Cafe Carmel

Everything from scratch, and a feast for the eyes and tastebuds

Carmel Bakery

Baking continuously for more than 100 years

La Playa Hotel

End your journey with an ocean view and a very special Bloody Mary or Mimosa - each one prepared just the way you design it


Where to Meet

We'll meet in the courtyard of the Church of the Wayfarer, at the corner of Lincoln St. & 7th Ave. There is ample free parking SOUTH OF 8TH AVE, or in the parking lot located at 8th Ave & San Carlos St. The tour runs for 2.5 hours, so please be aware that if you park in a 2-hour zone, you may earn a ticket as your parting gift.

Meeting Location

Church of the Wayfarer
Lincoln Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States

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Traveling through side streets and flower filled alleyways, the guide shared with us delicious breakfast treats, history of this beautiful seaside town, and her quick wit and love of Carmel came through as well.

kkline4970, TripAdvisor

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