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415 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 771-8344
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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, Lunch

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Outstanding Vegan Restaurant

We lucked out on a wonderful vegan restaurant in Morro Bay, California returning to the San Francisco area from a vacation in Los Angeles. It is a small friendly cafe that serves up an awesome and extensive vegan menu. Even though we live 200 miles from Morro Bay, we will be returning. This is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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San Mateo, Ca
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Tiburon, CA
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289 reviews 289 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This small cafe has a vegan menu, and all dishes are prepared there for your order. It is a sort of semi-hippy hangout, very relaxed, especially with the service, which took 30-40 minutes to deliver our, rather simple, order. The food came in huge quantities, and we had to leave a lot in the bowl ( huge soup bowl) and... More 

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San Mateo, Ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We lucked out on a wonderful vegan restaurant in Morro Bay, California returning to the San Francisco area from a vacation in Los Angeles. It is a small friendly cafe that serves up an awesome and extensive vegan menu. Even though we live 200 miles from Morro Bay, we will be returning. This is truly one of the best restaurants... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Always have good experiences here. Vegan and veggie stuff that everyone I've taken there has enjoyed. Awesome tempeh, big salads, healthy stuff!

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Australia
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203 reviews 203 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The food is certainly fresh and the place has a nice vibe but it is slow and chaotic and pricey. There were constantly dirty dishes about, tables not cleaned up. People were struggling to find somewhere to sit and in the end the patrons did the cleaning up! Perhaps a bad day but I think the reviews here over-egg the... More 

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Bangalore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's a small cafe where there is a set menu but you also have options to choose and get sandwiches, etc made. Very friendly staff!

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Atascadero, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My favorite place in MB. Try the spring rolls! Heaven in your mouth. Seriously don't think twice...just go to Shine Cafe!!

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Concord, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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