The Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant serves housemade granola, ginger scones, and seasonal fruit strudels in a cabin built in 1937. Wood-fired pizzas, with toppings such as squash and prosciutto, stand out on the dinner menu, and the blackberry shortcake is a dessert favorite. Occasional summer barbecues are worth a pit stop.
47540 Hwy. 1, (831) 667-0520. This appeared in the June/July 2013 issue.