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415 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 771-8344
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Health Food - Vegan/Vegetarian Style

I eat meat. I'm just going to admit it and get it out of the way. I actually don't really consider it a meal unless it has meat in it. That being said, I had a little trouble figuring out what to eat, since there is only tofu and tempeh (still not sure what that is) and other alternative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Angelinaxoxo89
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Concord, California
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Concord, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I eat meat. I'm just going to admit it and get it out of the way. I actually don't really consider it a meal unless it has meat in it. That being said, I had a little trouble figuring out what to eat, since there is only tofu and tempeh (still not sure what that is) and other alternative proteins.... More 

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Mountain View, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had a very good "TLT," like a BLT but with tempeh instead of bacon. Very filling. Previously had a tempeh tostada which was very good too. Quick service except when very busy.

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The food at shine cafe is outstanding. Everything is prepared fresh and the menu items were put together with thought. You will get real healthy food instead of some mock vegan cuisine, which seems to be the new trend. Lots of greens, veggies, nuts, and seeds. Can't go wrong with that. And super tasty as well! The staff could be... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had the tempeh and bean tacos which both looked and tasted great. There was also a good health food store next door.

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Morro Bay, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a top notch vegetarian/vegan cafe. The food is always fresh and prepared to perfection every time. The staff is friendly and welcoming. They are always busy so if you are in a hurry call your meal in before you arrive. Breakfast and Lunch only.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We are omnivores but stopped at this Vegan restaurant because we were in the mood for salad. Both dishes were nicely presented, large portions and very very good. Glad we tried it.

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Morro Bay, CA
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150 reviews 150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The food is interesting and a wide variety. But it is also at the extreme of healthy. If you can handle that, you'll love it. Otherwise... it will be an interesting experience! The Shine store next door has fantastic healthy food supplies.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would have walked by this place if my kids had not taken me there. I'm glad they did. I had a taco (tostada?) like none I've had before. Flour tortilla base, nicely spiced tempeh, piled with greens, chopped apple, cucumber, green onion, cilantro and a light creamy sauce. Every bite was just right for such a simple composition-- filled... More 

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Shell Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My lunch was "build a bowl" -- sort of like Chipotle, but without the meat or dairy. You do it as a bowl or a burrito -- choose a protein (I had tempeh), dressing (mine was spicy chipotle), veggies (I did shredded cabbage, carrots, spinach), served with sliced avocado and spring mix salad (I got extra spinach in place of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great food-Great location-Great portions!! This place was our favorite-there is also a great store next to this-also called Shine!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: (805) 771-8344
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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