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Address: 49901 Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2301
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Description: The California Parks Company no longer operates this business

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Beautiful and spiritual.

I believe this used to be called "Nepenthe" and Orson Welles had it built for Rita Hayworth. In any case, the view is spectacular and you can find wonderful unique art provided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Scotts Valley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very interesting and eclectic collection of various art works. We have a few in the house including a very nice vase.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I believe this used to be called "Nepenthe" and Orson Welles had it built for Rita Hayworth. In any case, the view is spectacular and you can find wonderful unique art provided by local artists. This is truly a "must see" when you travel the Pacific Coast Hwy. When you resume your travel north, do go to Carmel and Monterey,... More 

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Livermore, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

this is a must stop on your trip up or down the coast highway one. There is art work that is stunning and something for everyone. If you just cannot buy something the at the very least go to the cafe and have a cup of coffee and breath in the views!

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Scotland
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210 reviews 210 reviews
21 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Lovely gallery where we made a couple of quality purchases after sitting in the cafe and admiring the views. A great place to stop on your drive down the Big Sur. Nice coffee and lunch too.

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Beresford, South Dakota, USA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
11 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Loved this place. Lots of stuff from local artists, and the place is much bigger than meets the eye. They have local art on several levels, and a great coffee shop and café on top. Nice stop.

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Danville, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
36 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Given a warm, beautiful day this Coast Gallery & Cafe are a wonderful stop while touring Highway 1 through Big Sur! We came from Carmel, targeting around 10:30AM for our perusal of the very interesting art exhibits and to dine on the rooftop overlooking the highway with an expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The food portions are large so splitting... More 

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San Francisco, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Stopped into the gallery during a weekend trip to Big Sur. It's a beautiful little gallery on the coast. It also has a little cafe with some great views.

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Morgan Hill, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Love this Gallery. Some of the most beautiful art and findings. Even musical int. Great stop for anyone. Would not recomment small children, too much can be broken.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We started by spending most of a week in the peninsula of California. We traveled by plane to Mexico, bussed across the peninsula and spent 4 - 5 days watching the whales and touching them in a small boat. They wanted to be rubbed as it was mating season and they were looking for companionship! To not disturb them too... More 

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Sacramento
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Any drive along the Big Sur Coast is special beyond words. But stopping to enjoy the beautiful sights, perfect ocean views and delicious food at Coast Gallery & Coast Cafe puts the entire experience over the top! Old redwood water towers create the architecture for this incredible art gallery and gourmet cafe. Very local and USA creations fill sunlit rooms.... More 

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