An early morning stroll in the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. There’s something very peaceful about Ocean Avenue in downtown Carmel around 6:45 am. There are two coffee shops that I love; Il Fornaio Bakery one of my favorites and Carmel Valley Roasting Company opens at 6:00 am both on Ocean Ave. between Lincoln and Monte Verde.

“strolling the pristine streets of carmel-by-the-sea is truly amazing”

A hot cup of coffee and a flaky pastry at Il Fornaio bakery, or visit for lunch and nibble on salads and sandwiches, as well as cookies, a range of convenient to-go items.

Cozy Carmel Valley Roasting Company was established in 1994 with a specific focus in mind: To provide superior handcrafted coffee, using the finest Arabica beans, delivered very fresh to discerning customers.

“We’re proud to be the only Certified Organic coffee roasting company on the Monterey Peninsula and are certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers.”

“Welcome to Carmel-by-the-sea early mornings”