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Food with a view: California Market at Pacific’s Edge and Sunset Lounge open daily in Carmel Highlands

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May 20, 2021
Nestled in the tree-lined Carmel Highlands and perched above the horizon, California Market at Pacific’s Edge Restaurant provides guests an idyllic setting and a commitment to sustainability.
The famed restaurant is now open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch or a creative combination of each. For those who seek the same panoramic view later in the day, nearby Sunset Lounge is open daily from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
California Market’s casual, indoor-outdoor bistro atmosphere blends well with the rustic setting. The menus feature fresh, organic, locally grown and raised ingredients designed to sustain the environment and support the local economy.
A myriad of breakfast options include cage-free eggs, non-GMO products and artisan ingredients such as Strauss Family Yogurt.
A breakfast menu highlight is the Point Lobos, a take on eggs Benedict with poached eggs, Dungeness crab, avocado and hollandaise, served with market potatoes.
A special avocado toast comes with tomato, arugula and citrus oil, and guests may choose their own omelet combinations.
Lunch items include an eclectic selection from land and sea. The Farmers Burrata highlights the creamy cheese atop rustic bread, topped with tomatoes, basil, olive oil, balsamic, and arugula. Guests may add crab, shrimp or chicken.
The Highlands Burger comes with double patties of Strauss certified beef, cheddar, tomato, onion and pickle on brioche. The Fresh Catch Sandwich takes advantage of seasonal fish topped with citrus aioli, lettuce, tomato, brioche. Another menu highlight is PEI Mussels and Farm Bread, with garlic, shallots, white wine, butter and parsley.
California Market also offers an extensive selection of wines, specialty cocktails and craft beer.
The aptly named Sunset Lounge opens daily at 4 p.m. Featuring cocktails, wine and light bites, guests can watch the sun sink into the Pacific. Piano music will enhance the experience on Saturdays from 6-9 p.m.
Sunset Lounge guests can enjoy an array of wine selections from the property’s renowned wine list. Known for its handcrafted cocktails, the Sunset Lounge bar features both modern elixirs and the classics.
A selection of small bites include cheese tasting boards, charcuterie, garlic hummus, olives, soups and daily desserts.
California Market at Pacific’s Edge Restaurant inside Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, is at 120 Highlands Drive, Carmel. Phone:
831-620-1234. Online: