After dinner at Passionfish we found our way back to the worst hotel $150 could get us on Memorial Day weekend. Yes, we should have booked earlier. We stayed at the Thunderbird Gateway Motel. But a great photo op.
Breakfast redemption! We went to the Old Monterey Cafe in downtown Monterey and had a quick, great breakfast with no wait. The coffee was a little weak and bitter, but the food was great and the service super-friendly. I had a huge belgian waffle with fresh strawberries. My honey had a benedict with avocado and turkey - his two favorite substances on earth - and loved it. And got to love the Reagan cigarette ad on the wall!
Perfect place to fuel up before a day on the coast.
Old Monterey Cafe
489 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
After breakfast and a little walk along the beach we left the coast to head to Gilroy for garlic and outlet shopping. Booya! No one wants a full description of outlet shopping, but there is one great secret. If you are nerdy enough to plan your outlet shopping, like me, you get discounts at most of the stores by signing up for the "VIP" club online here: https://www.premiumoutlets.com/vip/
Oh, and there is an In N' Out for midway through your shopping.